Latest Immigration Bill Aims for Senate Support as Lame Duck Dwindles – CQ Homeland Security

Majority Leader Harry Reid filed a new version of an immigration bill on Tuesday that would give hundreds of thousands of young illegal immigrants a path to conditional legal status, setting the stage for a showdown over a lame-duck priority for Democrats.

Reid filed the bill (S 3992) late Tuesday night. Because it’s a modified version of an earlier bill — three other versions are also on the calendar — he must wait until Thursday to seek a procedural vote to allow the measure to proceed. The earliest that vote could take place would be Saturday.