Senators in both parties questioned the effectiveness of U.S. border-security efforts as lawmakers begin debating a measure to revise immigration laws and create a path to citizenship for 11 million undocumented immigrants.
“We do not have a secure border today,” said Oklahoma Senator Tom Coburn, the top Republican on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee. The panel held a hearing today on legislation proposed by a bipartisan group of eight senators.
Coburn said he was concerned the measure would stretch the capabilities of U.S. Customs and Border Protection and other agencies “to actually carry it out.”
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