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CA lawmakers unsatisfied with border security fence bill

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Aired 4/19/09

The border security fence bill - passed by the house last week (Week of Sept. 11th) - has hit a number of snags in the Senate. Not least of which are objections from California's two Senators. From Capitol Hill, Ben Shaw reports.

The lack of any guest worker provisions in the bill is concerning lawmakers on both sides of the aisle. California's Democratic Senators Barbara Boxer and Diane Feinstein have joined with Idaho Republican Larry Craig to ask that a new agricultural guest-worker program be added to the fence bill.

Boxer says she has no problem with a border fence, but the bill must do more.

Boxer: "To those people who say we can do a fence now . . .recipe for economic disaster."

Comprehensive immigration reform will likely be put off until next year

From Capitol Hill, Benjamin Shaw, KPBS News

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