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Border Blockage Seen Key To Immigration Law Change

Jun 20, 2013

As the U.S. Senate wrestles with immigration law changes, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach says the measures are doomed to fail without real border security.

Kobach is noted for his positions on immigration .

The Kansas Republican says key to change that will pass Senate and perhaps the House is something that stops illegal passage at borders.

The measure under debate allows some amnesty after 90 percent of illegal immigration is halted in certain border sectors. Unrealistic, says Kobach. 

What will get  G.O.P. Votes. Kobach thinks, “let’s finish the 700 miles of fencing that was promised in October of 2006 in a bill that was passed right before the election and never completed.”

A senior fellow at the Independent Institute, Alvaro Vargas Llosa disagrees with Kobach that the Senate measure is weak on border security. Vargas Llosa maintains that most Americans don’t know of the 90 percent border stoppage provision.

Both appeared on Up To Date .