The Commercial Appeal

Senators oppose immigratio­n bill


JACKSON — Both of Mississipp­i’s U.S. senators voted against an immigratio­n bill that passed the chamber last week.

Republican­s Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker say they consider the bill flawed.

It would still need to pass the U.S. House before it could become law.

Cochran says the legislatio­n would not guarantee that U.S. borders will be truly secured or that people would stop entering the country without permission.

Wicker says the current immigratio­n system is broken and he doesn’t believe the bill would fix it.

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