U.S. Senator Roger Wicker, R-Miss., today voted to oppose passage of the immigration reform bill, S. 744, known as the "Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act."
"I voted against passage of the immigration bill because the legislation is deeply flawed and if enacted would not fix our broken system," Wicker said. "The Corker-Hoeven amendment, in my view, improved the enforcement provisions of the bill. However, more work needed to be done to alleviate my concerns – and those of my constituents – to ensure that we stop the current onslaught of illegal immigration once and for all."
The bill passed the Senate by a vote of 68-32.
Below are descriptions of six amendments that Senator Wicker introduced to improve the immigration reform bill. These amendments were not included in the Senate-passed bill:
The amendment would encourage information-sharing by law enforcement officials and stipulate that individuals who violate the immigration law are included in the National Crime Information Center Database. Finally, it would ensure states have access to federal technology that is helpful in identifying immigrants who are inadmissible or deportable.
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