From Lamar Alexander’s website:

Over the next three weeks, the Senate will be debating and voting on immigration reform legislation. During that time, this space on my website will be dedicated to keeping you up-to-date on the latest developments.

I voted against the immigration reform bill last year because it didn’t do enough to secure the border.

I’m examining this new bill carefully to make sure it secures the border before it does anything else. It’s inexcusable that there are 12 million illegal immigrants here today, with 1 million more coming each year. We have to fix this problem now. The status quo is unacceptable.

To earn my vote, the final version of this bill should include:

1. Securing the border before it does anything else.

2. Establishing a reliable worker identification system – so employers can know who’s legal and who isn’t and are held accountable if they hire illegal workers.

3. Reforming our system so it attracts the brightest minds from around the world to study here, work here and become Americans.

4. Making sure that immigrants learn English and American history and civics.

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