Senators begin freewheeling immigration debate, and it’s anyone’s guess where it will end up

Immigration activists march at the U.S. Capitol

Immigration activists march at the U.S. Capitol in Washington last week. (John Moore / Getty Images)

WASHINGTON — As the Senate opened a much-anticipated immigration debate Monday, lawmakers may be embarking on something rarely attempted anymore in Congress: openly and collaboratively legislating. Not in several years has there been a freewheeling process to draft and vote on important legislation. In the increasingly partisan climate, bills are typically crafted behind doors and either…

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