- 23 июня 2013, 21:03
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A vocal foe of immigration legislation remained confident on Sunday the bill currently in the Senate won't pass.
"They say it had 70 votes last week, and then all of a sudden, it started sinking when people learned more about it," Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) said on CBS's "Face the Nation." "If people find out this amendment [concerning border security] does not accomplish what the sponsors believe it does, I think the bill could be back in trouble again."
He was referencing a new proposal, from Sens. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) and John Hoeven (R-N.D.), that would pour massive resources into securing the border as part of a broader immigration deal.
"I'm opposed to the bill because it doesn't do what it says," Sessions said. "This bill grants amnesty first, and a mere promise of enforcement in the future, even with the Corker-Hoeven amendment, of which has been put now in a 1200-page vote we'll have Monday afternoon that nobody has read."
He said the amendment is "merely an authorization" and many of its security provisions wouldn't kick in for years, if at all.