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Chambliss criticizes immigration bill

May 26, 2006

Albany--Georgia's senior U.S. Senator doesn't like the immigration bill his colleagues just passed.  Sen. Saxby Chambliss doesn't think people currently in the country illegally should be given a chance to become citizens. He says the Senate bill focuses too much on amnesty and not enough on border protection.

"We ought to be doing first and foremost, and that's securing the border because if we don't secure the border I don't care what kind of policy we finally adopt, we've really done nothing," Chambliss said.  He introduced an amendment to modify the agriculture worker program included in the bill, but it did not pass. Chambliss says the current ag worker plan is not good for Georgia farmers.

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