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Immigration reform and U.S. Canadian border impacts

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Immigration reform and U.S. Canadian border impacts

KGMI News Reporting
By Karen Taylor

WHATCOM COUNTY, Wash. – A sweeping immigration reform bill has passed in the U.S. Senate, 68 to 32.

The bill puts billions of dollars toward increased border security.

Local immigration attorney Scott Railton says if the bill becomes law, it may not have as much impact here in Whatcom County.

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Railton says the recent Supreme Court decision on DOMA means same sex couples from other countries can get immigration benefits.

The Department of Homeland Security says they will honor marriages based on the law of the country where they got married.

The bill heads to the House of Representatives for consideration.