June 20th, 2013
01:32 PM ET
1 year ago

Senate immigration deal includes tougher border security

Washington (CNN) - A bipartisan group of U.S. senators is proposing tougher border security measures - including doubling the current 21,000-agent border patrol - as part of a deal to get more Republican support for an immigration reform bill.

Sources revealed to CNN some of the details of negotiated changes to the sweeping bill being debated in the Senate. Along with the increased border patrol agents, it would call for 700 miles of fencing along the frontier with Mexico.

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Filed under: Immigration • Joe Biden • John Boehner • Marco Rubio • President Obama • Senate
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