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Boozman Statement on Senate Majority's Immigration Reform Substitute

Says "another instance of Washington's rush to do something, instead of the right thing"

Jun 24 2013

WASHINGTON D.C. – U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) issued the following statement after voting against the motion to invoke cloture on the Senate Majority’s substitute amendment to the Gang of Eight’s immigration reform bill.

“The idea that today’s vote is simply on border security is misleading. The original amendment offered by Senators Corker and Hoeven has been merged into a massive substitute for the original bill by Majority Leader Reid. The American people are pretty unified in their demands for a secure border. However, what Majority Leader Reid is offering with this bill is immediate amnesty with a ‘promise’ of future security enhancements that will likely never happen. This is another instance of Washington’s rush to do something, instead of doing the right thing."