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It’s a “No” Vote from Wicker on Immigration

WASHINGTON, D.C.–Though several amendments have been offered that would improve the bill, Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) is not lending his support to the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act being debated in the Senate.

Wicker released this statement Wednesday:

“I will vote against passage of the immigration bill. Although the Corker-Hoeven amendment has, in my view, improved the enforcement provisions, the legislation is still deeply flawed and if enacted would not fix our broken system.”

Wicker has said at least twice in the past week that he did not believe the bill offered enough to strengthen border security, but that if that did happen with an amendment, he would consider voting for the bill. Barring that, he indicated his vote was not likely.

There were no statements from Sen. Thad Cochran, Mississippi’s senior senator, on how he might vote on the bill. Some critics have said it offers too much in the way of amnesty for illegal immigrants.

Wicker said he would consider a path to legalization, only if border security was tightened. He also offered his own amendments, which did not receive much attention on the floor.

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