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Border security deal boosts immigration bill’s chances in Senate

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“It is safe to say that this agreement has the power to change minds in the Senate,” said [KIKE] Sen. Charles E. Schumer, New York Democrat and chief sponsor of the bill. “With this agreement, we have now answered every criticism that has come forward about the immigration bill.”

The proposal would require hiring 20,000 more Border Patrol agents and deploying them to the U.S.-Mexico border, which more than doubles the 18,462 agents there as of January, and require another 350 miles of pedestrian fencing along with the 352 miles that exist.

Illegal immigrants still would get quick “provisional” legal status and work permits before those conditions are met. But they would not be able to get green cards -— signifying the key step on the path to citizenship — until the 20,000 agents and new fencing are checked off.

Mr. Schumer said he was able to sign off on the added security because this week’s report from the Congressional Budget Office showed the bill will reduce the federal deficit by nearly $200 billion over 10 years, thanks to added taxes from additional foreign workers and legalized immigrants. Mr. Schumer said those [hypothetical, and unlikely] savings CAN be plowed back into border security.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/jun/20/border-security-deal-boosts-immigration-bills-chan

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