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Should Immigration Reform Bill Be Reexamined?

US Border Patrol agent Jerry Conlin looks out over Tijuana, Mexico, behind, along the old border wall along the US - Mexico border Thursday, June 13, 2013, where it ends at the base of a hill in San Diego. Illegal immigration into the United States would decrease by only 25 percent under a far-reaching Senate immigration bill, according to a recent analysis by the Congressional Budget Office. Credit: AP

A deal looks to have been made in the Senate to push the bipartisan "Gang of Eight" immigration bill ahead, with a vote Monday that could clear the way for final passage by the end of next week. The Senate will hold a procedural vote on a border-security agreement crafted by Sens. Corker and Hoeven.

The amendment would provide a path to citizenship for 11 million illegal immigrants contingent upon the government achieving a 90 percent apprehension rate along the border, POLITICO reports. To achieve raising this apprehension rate, the Senate would approve a $30 billion military-style buildup along the U.S.-Mexico border, doubling the number of Border Patrol agents on the ground and tripling the number of drones in the sky.

This immigration and border security overhaul comes as the Department of Homeland Security has already abandoned background checks for illegal immigrants, Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton writes.

Moreover, the Obama administration has no idea how dangerous some of these illegal aliens are because, according to documents we recently obtained through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) stopped doing background checks late last year!

Instead, the agency adopted costly “lean and lite” procedures in an effort to keep up with the flood of applications spurred by President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) directive, which grants illegal aliens a two-year deferment from deportation. This DACA program is one of Obama’s lawless initiatives through which he unilaterally is ignoring the law to let these illegal aliens avoid deportation.

Fitton joined 'Wilkow!' Friday to discuss these findings and questions we should ask about giving citizenship to many who we know little about.


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