Agricultural groups largely praised the U.S. Senate for its 68-32 vote on Wednesday to pass a comprehensive immigration reform bill.
Fourteen Republicans joined 53 Democrats and two independents in backing the bill. All 32 votes against the bill were Republicans.
The legislation, which would legalize as many as 11 million now in the country illegally, moves to the House where Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, has already said the House will not vote on it. The House Judiciary Committee is working on its own piecemeal approach to immigration.
The Ag Workforce Coalition, formed by several farm groups to champion an immigration ...