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Republican backers of the so called border surge of enforcement are adding momentum to the Senate's bipartisan immigration reform bill.
But the measure still includes a path to citizenship and house Republicans worry that could be another case of amnesty.
Chief congressional correspondent Mike Emanuel sorts -- out for us tonight.
After a round of phone calls with key Democrats Republican senators Bob Corcoran John -- have ruled that a so called -- -- amendment.
In an effort to convince the GOP security will be a critical component of immigration reform.
Our legislation will provide significantly.
More resources to secure the border more manpower.
More -- More technology.
And those resources must be fully deployed and operational before green card status is allowed.
The amendment estimated to cost more than thirty billion dollars would implement.
700 miles of border fencing.
At new technology including radar night vision and drones and hire train and deploy 20000 new border agents.
Some cable -- describe this as a border search.
And the fact is that we are investing -- sources and securing our border that have never been invested before beat.
Gang of a Republican senator Marco Rubio gave the amendment positive reviews the entire effort of immigration reform.
Hinges on whether or not we get the border security parts of the bill right and if you look at what's being proposed here this is a dramatic expansion and improvement and border security.
The latest Fox News poll reveals 81%.
Favor more border security while 74% of those surveyed support a path to citizenship.
The senate majority leader viewed the border surge as a breakthrough.
We just have to understand this president this is not easy to do.
I think we have a path forward.
Some conservatives do not like the bipartisan gang of eight plan and this new security amendment a lawmaker who worked on the 1986 immigration reform and control act says he's not convinced this will produce results.
It's about time in fortune and there we quit making empty promises particularly on immigration and particularly when we have the experience.
Because I was part of those promises.
And we screwed up.
On the house side of the capital a day after meeting with 25 members of the congressional Hispanic caucus speaker John Boehner emphasized effective security.
Its border security and confidence.
-- though we've got the border secured.
Well before we begin to get down this path to addressing both illegal immigration.
Issues and the -- legal immigration issues.
But -- -- what the senate -- by the house is gonna work its will.
With this border surge senator worker predict as many as fifteen Republicans -- back immigration reform.
To help would pass in the senate the way forward in the house seems far less certain Chris.
Mike Emanuel reporting from Capitol Hill Mike thanks for that.
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