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Janet Napolitano Defends 844-Page Immigration Reform Bill

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Hearings on the comprehensive immigration reform bill currently making its way through the Senate resumed today with more testimony from Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, who defended the 844 page bill as a "first step."

From Politico:

Homeland Secretary Secretary Janet Napolitano mounted a vigorous defense of the Senate Gang of Eight's comprehensive immigration plan Tuesday, calling the legislation an "important first step" to reforming the nation's immigration laws.

In testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Napolitano said the 844-page bill would improve the current immigration system in several ways: it would improve border security, implement stricter accountability measures for employers, and modernize the current legal immigration system.

No matter how often lawmakers fail when they try to "go big," they keep trying.

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