7 senators who switched sides since 1986 immigration vote

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev. speaks with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 4, 2013, following a Democratic strategy session. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)


7 senators who switched sides since the 1986 immigration vote

What a difference 27 years makes.As many as seven members of the Senate who voted on the 1986 immigration bill may switch sides when this year's overhaul comes up for final passage, including some of its top opponents and supporters.In all, 20 senators will get a chance to vote on both bills.Nine senators were in that chamber when it voted, 63-24, to approve the earlier bill on Oct. 17, 1986. And another 11 were in the House when it voted, …

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