KENNEDY'S BIPARTISAN PLAN FOR IMMIGRATION REFORM WILL PROTECT OUR BORDERS AND INCREASE OUR NATIONAL SECURITY
Washington, DC: Today Senators Edward M. Kennedy, Joseph Lieberman, and other Senate colleagues detailed how the Judiciary immigration bill, based on the McCain-Kennedy plan, will strengthen national security and protect our borders. The Committee bill will double the border patrol, create a 'virtual fence' and crack down harder on smugglers and employers who break the law.
"Our immigration system is badly broken and this week we have a historic opportunity to fix it once and for all," Senator Kennedy said. "We know that an effective immigration strategy must have three parts: Enhanced enforcement, earned legalization for those who are here. and a realistic guest worker program for the future. Our bill will strengthen our national security, protect our borders better, and crack down harder on smugglers and employers who break the law. Our plan is even tougher and more effective than the others on the table because not only does it include these strong enforcement provisions but it will also break the cycle of illegality."
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