What chance does the Senate-passed immigration reform have in the U.S. House of Representatives?

U.S. Sen. Mark S. Kirk (R-Ill.) voted for the bill. He’s a former House member who’s dubious about his influence over there now.

“I don’t work there anymore. I will urge the Illinois delegation to support the immigration bill, like I did in the Senate,” he said.

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But the leadership in the House has stated a disinclination to consider the Senate package, instead planning to come up with their own legislation, one measure at a time.

Rep. Peter Roskam (R-Wheaton) and Aaron Schock (R-Peoria) have said they prefer to do it that way, but they’re still in favor of immigration reform.

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