Retrogression Update ...
The move came after Republican Senators voted twice within nine hours to block the measure from moving towards a final vote.
"A group of Senate Republicans has irresponsibly turned its back on border security and the 12 million people who are living in the shadows of our society," said Reid.
Republican leader Mitch McConnell meanwhile complained, "I think we are giving up on this bill too soon."
Reid pointed out that the bill was not dead yet. He pledged to carry on working to pass an immigration reform bill but added, "We are finished with this for the time being."
"We are very close, at some point we are going to do this."