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U.S. Security Funding Approved Without Immigration Rollback

(BBC News)

The U.S. House of Representatives has approved a so-called "clean" funding bill for the Department of Homeland Security on Tuesday. The bill does not include language that would roll back President Barack Obama's recent immigration reforms.

The vote ends an impasse between the White House and conservative Republicans over the reforms, that nearly shut the department last week. The bill passed 257 to 167 with 74 Republicans supporting the measure.

Passage of the bill marks the end of the Republican's strategy to use funding for the department as a bargaining chip in the debate over immigration, and a political victory for the White House. Click here to read more.