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Immigrants sign their certificates of U.S. citizenship before a naturalization ceremony on June 21, 2013 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. Some 270 people took the oath of allegiance during a ceremony held at the Theodore Roosevelt Federal Courthouse in downtown Brooklyn. One of the busiest courthouses for naturalization ceremonies in the nation, court officials say they expect to swear in some 77,000 new American citizens in Brooklyn in 2013. In the background of the courtroom hangs a 1937 Edward Laning painting "The Role of the Immigrant in the Industrial Development of America," which was salvaged from Ellis Island.
For the first time in more than 25 years, the Senate seems ready to pass a bipartisan reform bill. A vote is expected later today or tomorrow, but the legislation may stall when it gets to the House.
For more on this, we're joined by Fawn Johnson, Senate reporter for the National Journal.