March 19, 2013   Current Site Visitors -> web tracker

Border Security Is The Issue
This will be very interesting
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The Hill -- March 17 
Durbin: Divide on border security, path to citizenship blocking immigration deal
    A key Democrat is "positive" about the possibility of reaching a deal on immigration reform, but cautioned that a bipartisan Senate group has many "tough" issues to resolve.
    Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) said on "Fox News Sunday" that he feels "good" a deal coming together with Republicans on the thorny issue of immigration reform, but said questions over border security issues and a pathway to citizenship were holding up the final agreement.
Red DotHuffington Post -- March 19
Rand Paul endorses immigrant path to citizenship
    Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky is endorsing a pathway to citizenship for the nation's 11 million illegal immigrants, a significant move for a favorite of tea party Republicans who are sometimes hostile to such an approach. [...]
    Paul's path to citizenship would come with conditions that could make it long and difficult for illegal immigrants. Chief among these, Congress would have to agree first that progress was being made on border security.
Red DotGlenn Spencer -- American Border Patrol
    It is difficult not to count dead people, but easy to overlook illegal crossers.
    Ever since the Obama Amnesty there has been a surge in illegal immigration in Arizona --- and a surge in migrant deaths. The former has not been reported --- but later has.
    With the border as the main sticking point in the immigration debate, it will be very interesting to see how they spin the border story from here on out.

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