Senate Passes Key Immigration Amendment

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capitol-congressThe Senate voted today to accept stronger border security measures, setting up a successful vote on a bill to reform the country’s immigration laws.

Lawmakers voted 67 to 27 to prevent a filibuster of the plan, which would allocate roughly $30 billion for border enforcement and called for doubling Border Patrol personnel to 40,000 agents. It would also require the completion of 700 miles of fencing.

Those lawmakers opposing the plan said it should require that the border be secure before the 11 million undocumented immigrants in already in the country could seek citizenship. Read more at The New York Times.

{Andy Newscenter}


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