Rand Paul: The President should not be able to veto border security provisions in immigration bill

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In the version of the immigration bill which recently passed the Senate the president has the power to veto pieces of the bill that he doesn’t like. If this is not changed in the House any chance of border “security” is over as Mr. Obama has indicated that the US/Mexico frontier is secure enough.

Also I thought the “line item veto” was deemed unconstitutional by the Supreme Court.

(From Politico)

“I’m pushing hard with a lot of conservatives in the House to include congressional votes saying the border is secure. This, to me, is more important than even the number of border agents is that Congress votes we don’t leave it up to the president,” Paul, who voted ‘nay’ on the bill, said on Fox News on Thursday just minutes after the bill was passed

His concern lies especially in the fact that the current bill in the Senate gives the president the power to veto certain amendments added, and might dismiss the fact that a secure border is necessary, since Obama has said before that the border is secure enough. The Kentucky Republican has been a staunch supporter of securing the border first before tackling the undocumented immigrants currently in the country.

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