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Border security looms large for SIA

August 14, 2013Leif Kothe

WASHINGTON—Weeks into the legislative lull of August, the Security Industry Association is gearing up for Congress to return to session in September, when lawmakers in the House will tackle immigration reform.The association's approach remains less ideological than informational, Marcus Dunn, director of government relations for SIA, told Security Systems News. The focus is fixed squarely on border security, which is likely to be a major component of any immigration legislation, whether the...

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Senate immigration bill includes major security measures

July 10, 2013Leif Kothe

WASHINGTON—A major security-focused amendment to the Senate immigration bill, proposed by a pair of Senators one day before the legislation passed 68-32, might have played a critical role in making the overhaul more palatable to several more Senate Republicans.Proposed by Sens. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., and John Hoeven, R-N.D., the amendment package would devote more than $40 billion over the next ten years to bolstering security and ramping up enforcement on the nation's southern border. Provisions...

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Monitoring Matters

Senate Immigration Bill: On to the House

July 9, 2013Leif Kothe

Fifteen days after the Senate passed S. 744—the Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act—the House Republican caucus will hold a meeting to discuss immigration, just as the House prepares to tackle its own legislation, should it follow through on Speaker John Boehner's plans to scrap the Senate bill. The meeting, which will be private, is slated for Wednesday, July 10. The Senate bill, which passed 68-32 on June 27, would earmark about $46 million to bolstering...

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