Mark Kirk poised to vote for immigration bill with tougher border security deal
BY LYNN SWEET Washington Bureau Chief June 20, 2013 8:45AM
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Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) told the Sun-Times on Thursday with a pending deal to toughen border security in the works, he is prepared to vote for the immigration reform bill now being debated in the Senate.
“The decision is should the border security amendment pass, I will be able to support the final legislation because then I will be able to assure the people of Illinois that the border is well covered with 21,000 border agents added, one every thousand feet, I think we got the border covered,” Kirk said.