Economic and political reforms

Immigration activists gather to pray on Capitol Hill in Washington, on Monday, before the Senate Judiciary Committee began work on a landmark immigration bill to secure the border and offer citizenship to millions. Photo: AP

Landmark US immigration bill clears key Senate hurdle

A sweeping overhaul of the US immigration system took a major step toward viability on Tuesday when a Senate panel gave bipartisan approval to a landmark bill offering a path to citizenship for millions.