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Rand Paul to Newsmax: Senate Immigration Bill 'DOA' in House

Tuesday, 25 Jun 2013 06:14 PM

By Jim Meyers and Kathleen Walter

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The Senate's immigration reform legislation is "dead on arrival" in the Republican-controlled House, Sen. Ran Paul declares. "It has no chance."

The Kentucky Republican said on Sunday he wouldn’t support the immigration bill because it doesn’t do enough to address border security.

He tells Newsmax TV: "I've met with the conservatives in the House. They agree with me that border security should come first and any kind of immigration reform should be dependent on border security happening first.

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"I had an amendment that would have done that.

"Also, Congress should decide when the border's secure, not the president. It's a huge mistake to let this president, or for that matter any president, decide when the border's secure.

"Congress should look into it. We look at it and we vote that it's secure before we do the immigration reform."

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