Mr. SMITH of Texas. Mr. Speaker, it's hard to believe, but the Senate immigration bill is worse than we thought.
Despite assurances, the border is not secured before almost everyone in the country illegally is given amnesty. So the bill guarantees there will be a rush across the border to take advantage of massive amnesty.
And the bill offers amnesty to far more illegal immigrants than we thought. In addition to most of the 11 million illegal immigrants already in the country, it offers to legalize their relatives outside the country and even others who have already been deported home. So current immigration laws are shredded.
The good news is that the House Judiciary Committee will come up with a better plan.