(Washington Times) Sen. Jeff Flake said Thursday that he believes the situation on the border would be better if the House had signed off on the immigration reform bill that passed out of the Senate last year.
Mr. Flake, Arizona Republican, was a member of the bipartisan group of eight Senators that crafted an immigration bill that would have invested more in border security, granted quick legal status to most illegal immigrants and offered a pathway that would let most illegal immigrants get citizenship in about 13 years.
The bill passed the Senate on a 68-32 vote with the help of 14 Republicans, including Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, a possible 2016 presidential contender.
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"I do think the situation would be better … had the House moved like the Senate did," Mr. Flake told CNN.