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Net Gain for Immigration
Reduction in Senate
Border Patrol will Get More Agents
afternoon, the Senate voted 99 to 0 to approve the Iraq Supplemental
spending bill that includes a number of immigration provisions.
Among the amendments passed yesterday was a provision by Senator
John Ensign (R-NV) to provide for 400 more Border Patrol agents.
This is in addition to an amendment by Senator Robert Byrd (D-WV)
that provides $390 million to hire 650 more border patrol agents,
250 new immigration investigators, and 168 new immigration enforcement
agents and deportation officers... More.......