Lee remains steadfast that passing the roughly 1,200-page bill is a mistake. He continues to argue that Congress should take a more step-by-step approach, starting with further securing the U.S.-Mexico border.
“It could take years to implement the border-security measures,” he said.
Lee said the lawmakers crafted the bill with the “best intentions” but failed.
“They said it is tough and fair, but it’s neither,” he said.
The bill would provide a years-long path to citizenship for the roughly 11 million illegal immigrants now living in the U.S.
Lee was joined on Fox by South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, a Republican member of the Gang of Eight. “We are very, very close,” Graham said. “The amendment gets us over the top.”
Monday, June 24, 2013
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