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House and Senate work on immigration reform

Posted: 06/19/13 09:20

Both the House and Senate are working to overhaul the nation's immigration laws. Yesterday Senator Mike Johanns introduced a bipartisan amendment to the immigration reform bill which would strengthen America’s border security by recruiting highly-skilled military members and veterans to serve in border security positions. The amendment requires the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to actively recruit National Guard and Reserve members and veterans to serve as Customs and Border Protection and Immigrations and Customs Enforcement agents. Senate Democratic leaders hope to pass a bill by July 4. The House is moving more slowly.