Senate votes to put illegals before strict border security
We get everything else from China, maybe it’s time we figure out how they built the great wall over 1,000 years ago.
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Senators voted Thursday to allow illegal immigrants to get legal status before the border with Mexico is fully deemed secure, marking the first vote on changes to the immigration bill and signaling that the core of the deal is holding.
The 57-43 vote saw five Republicans join with 52 Democrats to back the crux of the immigration bill, which grants quick legal status to illegal immigrants, giving them the right to live and work in the U.S. without fear of deportation, but withholding citizenship rights for more than a decade while the government works on border security.
Sen. Charles E. Grassley, Iowa Republican, tried to amend the bill to require that border security come before any legalization. Mr. Grassley, a veteran of the 1986 immigration law that gave amnesty to 3 million illegal immigrants but never followed through on security, said delaying legalization will pressure Homeland Security Department officials to follow through on better border protection.