Immigration front and center as senators tour border
March 27th, 2013
06:41 PM ET
2 years ago

Immigration front and center as senators tour border

(CNN) - A bipartisan group of U.S. senators at the heart of the debate over immigration reform toured the U.S.-Mexico border in Arizona on Wednesday - the latest sign of growing legislative momentum on a polarizing issue that has been stalled on Capitol Hill for years.

Arizona GOP Sens. John McCain and Jeff Flake were joined on the tour by New York's Chuck Schumer and Colorado's Michael Bennet, both Democrats. The four men are part of a group of eight senators expected to unveil comprehensive legislation soon after Congress returns from its spring break in April.

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Filed under: Charles Schumer • Immigration • Jeff Flake • John McCain • Michael Bennet
soundoff (7 Responses)
  1. Ken

    This too much protesting about the border, or THE DANG FENCE, is nothing but GOPer stone-walling, and it's been going on about anything and everything since 2008--get over it, GOP, or lose again in 2016, too.

    March 27, 2013 06:53 pm at 6:53 pm |
  2. Irritatedgagreflex

    Seems I remember a time when the number one focus of these elected clowns was the creation of jobs. Where'd all that republican enthusiasm go? Oh! maybe they couldn't devise a way to revitalize slavery, and have it go nation wide.

    March 28, 2013 12:05 am at 12:05 am |
  3. wigglwagon

    Any proposed reform that does not include mandatory jail terms for employers of illegal aliens will be a complete failure just as the '86 Amnesty was a failure.

    March 28, 2013 02:52 am at 2:52 am |
  4. Name lynn

    if the white house leaders votes on same – sex married take down the walls, gates dogs, and everythings else thats blocking the imigrations from coming to the united states of america. Leave the imigrations alone let the live in the united states.

    March 28, 2013 07:02 am at 7:02 am |
  5. w l jones

    Some scale wall while other fly in.

    March 28, 2013 07:36 am at 7:36 am |
  6. g

    the usa can sanction government ,s thousands off miles away when they dis agree with them -but a goverment on there border who lets their people break the law,they can do nothing,stop all trade with mexico till the problem is gone .wasting money on walls

    March 28, 2013 08:08 am at 8:08 am |
  7. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    This "Tip-toeing through the tulips" photo always puts a smile on my face, especially as I think of the lady jumping the border fence in Nogales while Sen. McShame was inspecting our border a few feet away.

    March 28, 2013 08:30 am at 8:30 am |