Murphy Plans Immigration Discussion
WILLIMANTIC, Conn. (AP) _ U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy is holding a round table discussion on the debate in Congress over immigration legislation.
The Connecticut Democrat will hold the talk at noon Monday at Windham Town Hall in Willimantic.
The Democratic-controlled U.S. Senate passed legislation Thursday and Murphy is calling on the U.S. House of Representatives to pass the bill and send it to President Obama to sign it into law. The bill’s prospects are highly uncertain in the Republican-controlled House.
The legislation offers a 13-year path to citizenship to as many as 11 million immigrants now living in the country unlawfully. The measure requires 20,000 new Border Patrol agents, the completion of 700 miles of fencing and deployment of an array of high-tech devices along the U.S.-Mexico border.
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