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Senate Votes Down Enforcement-Only Immigration Amendments

On 5/27/10, the Senate voted on four enforcement-only immigration amendments during debate on the Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2010 (H.R. 4899).

The following amendments, which needed at least 60 votes to pass, were all rejected:

  • Amendment 4214: Introduced by Senator McCain (R-AZ), would have added 6,000 more National Guard agents to the southern border. The amendment failed to pass 51-46.
  • Amendment 4228: Introduced by Senator Kyl (R-AZ), would have fully funded Operation Streamline at the southern border. The amendment failed to pass 54-44.
  • Amendment 4202: Introduced by Senator Cornyn (R-TX), would have added enforcement personnel, and 3,300 new detention beds at the southern border. The amendment failed to pass 54-43.
  • Amendment 4177: Introduced by Senator DeMint (R-SC), would have required the completion, within a year, of 700-miles of double-layered fencing along the southern border. The amendment failed to pass 45-52.
  • Cite as AILA Doc. No. 10052830.