Corker: Border Security Requirements In Immigration Bill Are "Almost Overkill"


HOST: One final question about this: I’m presuming that you’re a ‘yea’ vote, if this proposal is included in the final measure. If the House were not to pass something like this, would the GOP be to blame for basically scuttling immigration reform?

SEN. BOB CORKER (R-TN): Well, I will say this. For people who are concerned about border security, once they see what is in this bill, it is almost overkill, Peter. That’s just the issue that people I think everyone working together has, have come up with a way to deal with that issue. I do hope that we can send it over to the House with momentum. I know there’ve been lots of bipartisan discussions there. My sense is we have the best chance we’ve ever had to actually pass meaningful reform that does secure the border at the same time, and I actually think that we shouldn’t be talking about scuttling at this point. Our efforts are about making something happen, and I believe something is going to happen.

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