Immigration Bill Moves Forward With Increased Border Security
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
Aired 6/25/13 on KPBS Midday Edition.
David Shirk, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of San Diego
A bipartisan vote in the Senate on Monday allowed the immigration reform bill to move forward.
Yesterday's vote specifically approved an amendment for a border surge to increase border security. It now appears more likely that the Senate will pass the immigration reform bill in a vote expected later this week.
But observers say that since support for the amendment did not reach 70 votes, there's no clear signal to the House that Republicans are on board with the reforms.
We'll talk with San Diego Congressman Juan Vargas, whose district represents the border region in San Diego and Imperial Counties.