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May 10, 2013


Gang of Eight Sticks Together

After the first day of the Senate Judiciary Committee marking up the Gang of Eight's bipartisan immigration legislation, NBC News notes the legislation was largely kept intact.

"As expected, Democrats on the 18-member Senate Judiciary Committee were joined by two Republican members of the bipartisan Gang of Eight in opposing the most stringent border security amendments offered by opponents of the bill, ranging from a massive influx of boots on the ground at the nation's southern border to delays to the program that would make undocumented immigrants eligible for a probationary legal status."

"But the panel also adopted a total of 21 amendments, including eight proposed by Republicans. Those included measures to beef up oversight of the legislation's implementation, offer greater flexibility to the Department of Homeland Security to allocate funds for technology and infrastructure, and include private landowners in a task force consulting on border security."














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