Senate rejects amendment to put border security before citizenship path

The Senate on Thursday rejected an amendment to the immigration overhaul bill that would have increased border security before providing a pathway to citizenship for the estimated 11 million immigrants living illegally in the United States.

Sen. Chuck Grassley called the process flawed and said that before handling those who are already here, measures should be taken to ensure more don’t come into the country illegally.

Host Carmen Russell-Sluchansky spoke with Ramsey Cox, a reporter for The Hill, to discuss the story.

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