The Senate voted in favor of the Immigration Reform Bill (S. 744) on June 27, 2013, by a margin of 68 to 32. Out of the three Hispanic Senators, Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) voted YEA, and Ted Cruz (R-TX) voted NAY.
Senator Rubio gave a magnificent speech on immigrants and what America means to them upon the closing minutes before the vote.
One of the reasons why I praise Senator Rubio so frequently is because although he was born in Miami, Florida, he always makes it a point to mention the saga of his Cuban immigrant parents. Whether in the Florida House of Representatives, in the U.S. Senate, or at the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa Bay, Senator Rubio has his parents’ story fresh in his mind.
To listen to the speech, click on http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=59xD6CUyHdw&feature=player_embedded