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Wednesday, June 5, 2013

An Amendment Seeking RESULTS

Sen. John Cornyn (R., TX) recently introduced an amendment to the Senate immigration bill, S.744, called the RESULTS (Requiring Enforcement, Security and safety, & Upgrading Legitimate Trade and travel Simultaneously) Amendment. Essentially, it is an attempt to make the Senate legislation, currently titled the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act, more appealing to Republicans. In addition to the RESULTS acronym, the four point plan is littered with evocative language: 100% Situational Awareness, Full Operational Control, Biometric Exit System, and Nationwide E-Verify System. Mr. Cornyn even took to the Dallas Morning News to introduce his Amendment and state why the current legislation is bad for the nation and especially Texas, noting, "the bill would actually make it harder for us to prevent visa overstays, even though such overstays account for nearly half of all illegal immigrants living in the United States. It would also allow violent criminals to gain immediate legal status; it would prevent law enforcement from sharing information; and it would do absolutely nothing to bolster infrastructure and personnel at U.S. ports of entry along the southern border."

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