Senate advances immigration bill

Monday, June 24, 2013 - 8:32pm

An immigration bill that calls for tightened security along the Mexican border passed the US Senate on Monday.

This reform, which comes from the bi-partisan "gang of eight" is backed by the White House.
President Obama says he wants to see it enacted before the end of 2013.

The amendment requires 20-thousand additional border agents, more fencing and more than three-billion dollars' worth of technology upgrades.

According to the proposal, illegal immigrants could become eligible for permanent residency after passing five conditions confirmed by security officials.

Not everyone is happy with the plan, especially Republican Senator Jeff sessions of Alabama.

He says quote "amnesty will occur" with this proposal. The legislation now heads to the house of representatives.


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