Senate immigration bill boosted by border deal

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  • SLars Provo, UT
    June 23, 2013 3:48 p.m.

    This article is incorrect. The Senators have not seen all the changes to the bill. The pencil changes have not been distributed.

    "Legitimizes Illegal Immigration: The Congressional Budget Office concluded that 75 percent of illegal immigration would continue under S. 744, largely because it contained weak enforcement measures to stop visa overstays. The Corker-Hoeven amendment weakens the law even further. The amended bill would allow future illegal aliens who overstay their visas to stay in the U.S. and apply for green cards so long as they have worked legally in the U.S. for 10 years before overstaying their visa. An amended S. 744 would not just grant amnesty to illegal aliens here today, but would grant amnesty to illegal aliens who come tomorrow."

    No Requirement to Deploy Technologies The Corker amendment would give the Secretary of Homeland Security full discretion as to how technology would be deployed, or whether it would be deployed at all.

    No Fencing Requirement: The amendment does not require the Secretary of Homeland Security to build fencing if she doesn't want to.