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Democrats Defeat GOP Immigration-Reform Amendments; Full Senate Floor Vote Slated For June

Democrats Defeat GOP Immigration-Reform Amendments; Full Senate Floor Vote Slated For June

Neil Munro
May 21, 2013

The Democrat-led group in the Senate now pushing the draft immigration bill defeated numerous GOP amendments on May 20 that would have improved current enforcement measures, curbed financial aid to illegal immigrants and excluded many criminals from the proposed amnesty.

The Democratic-led group also rolled back a 1986 law that requires border agents to track the arrival and departure of all visitors at international airports, seaports and land borders. The law was included in the broader 1986 amnesty, but was never implemented.

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