- Apr 13, 2011
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Republicans are preparing a border security amendment to the bipartisan Senate immigration bill and plan to release it as early as next week.Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., who has been helping draft the amendment behind the scenes, told a radio host Thursday that it would tighten border security language in the bill (S 744) in order to win the support of Republican senators.
As it stands now, the bill would require the Department of Homeland Security to prepare a plan to secure the border and apprehend 90 percent of border crossers in three of the nine southern border sectors. The plan must be in place before immigrants living in the country illegally can become legal permanent residents.
Republicans have said the current bill is too weak because it would not call on the government to show results before undocumented immigrants are legalized. They also complain that it would give too much discretion to the Department of Homeland Security to assess when the border is secure. Rubio said senators have spoken with border patrol agents and will incorporate some of their ideas into the amendment.
Read more @: Rubio, Republicans Preparing Tougher Border Security Plan for Immigration Bill : Roll Call News
Is the border gonna get a lot more militarized? Probably. I dont think no matter how much we want "to secure" the border i dont think it will make munch of a difference. Its gonna be close to impossible to "secure" our vast border to the south and the north and just in general all over.