Blumenthal Proposes Amendments To Immigration Bill

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, a Connecticut Democrat, is sponsoring 18 amendments to the Senate’s immigration bill.

Blumenthal introduced the amendments Thursday during the Senate Judiciary Committee’s markup process, and announced them Monday in a call with reporters.

One proposed change would expand the DREAM Act provision to allow children who were brought to the U.S. when they were under age 16 but are still under age 18 to access the path to citizenship.

Another amendment would restrict the use of solitary confinement in immigration detention centers.

One of Blumenthal’s amendments, giving the U.S. Attorney General greater discretion in reimbursing state and local law enforcement for the prosecution of immigration-related cases, was adopted by the Judiciary Committee on Thursday.

The committee is expected to continue deliberations on proposed amendments this week.

 

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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