Barbara Corbellini Duarte
Scripps Howard Foundation Wire
WASHINGTON – A group of House members wants to ensure border security before discussing comprehensive
Rep. Loretta Sanchez, D-Calif., proposes an amendment to use biometric identification to monitor documented immigrants from their entrance in the country, through airports, ports or borders, until they leave. (SFHWire photo by Barbara Corbellini Duarte)
On Wednesday, members of the House Homeland Security Committee amended and approved the Border Security Results Act of 2013 and sent it to the floor.
“We have seen the promises of border security coupled with immigration reform go unfulfilled in the past,” Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, the committee chair, said. “If Congress again addresses immigration changes without focusing on the root of the problem we will undoubtedly repeat this debate a decade from now.”