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Sen. Paul Statement on Border Security Amendment


Location: Washington, DC

This morning the U.S. Senate voted on Amendment 1195 to S. 744, the immigration bill, an amendment that would strengthen border security. The amendment was rejected.

"It is very disappointing that the Senate rejected this first step to fixing the border security issue in the immigration bill. If any immigration bill is to pass, the Senate needs to be more serious about securing our border. I am in favor of immigration reform and I view it as an important issue that must be handled properly. But, in order for reform to take place, we must first secure our nation's border," Sen. Paul said. "Sen. Grassley's amendment could have been a good first step. I will insist that the Senate revisit this issue with my 'Trust but Verify' amendment."

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