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Thursday, June 06, 2013

Immigration Revamp Hits Fresh Snag

From The Wall Street Journal:

The immigration effort's next hurdle comes in the Senate, where the bill's authors hope to win broad bipartisan support before it moves on to the more conservative House. The group who wrote the bill is working out whether to alter some provisions, particularly on border security, to draw more Republicans.

"What's stymieing efforts in the Senate is that we don't have the votes to pass it, because too many members on both sides of the aisle do not believe it goes far enough on border security," Mr. Rubio said. It often takes 60 votes in the 100-member Senate to pass legislation.

Mr. Rubio and other Republicans are looking to change a provision in the Senate bill that calls for the Department of Homeland Security to write a border-security plan within six months. The plan acts as a trigger to allow illegal immigrants to gain provisional legal status.

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