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Cornyn: Senate immigration bill is ‘dead on arrival in the House’

The Hill Contributor

Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) said Wednesday that the Senate immigration bill “is dead on arrival in the House” unless border security triggers are added.

“Everybody knows that the Senate bill is dead on arrival in the House,” Cornyn said Wednesday while discussing his amendment on the Senate floor. “Without a border security trigger this bill has zero chance of passing in the House.”

Cornyn offered the same assessment of the Senate immigration reform bill last week when opponents decried his amendment as a “poison pill” that would spark opposition to the underlying measure.

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