First Word: Border deal likely to boost chances of immigration reform

Updated
In this June 13, 2013 picture, U.S. Border Patrol agent Jerry Conlin looks to the north near where the border wall ends as is separates Tijuana, Mexico and...
In this June 13, 2013 picture, U.S. Border Patrol agent Jerry Conlin looks to the north near where the border wall ends as is separates Tijuana, Mexico and...
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Chances of passing immigration reform is becoming much more likely with a major bipartisan effort that will be announced Thursday. NBC News reports that a bipartisan group of senators has reached an agreement to strengthen border security by doubling the size of the Border Patrol and requiring 700 miles of border fencing. The deal also includes tinkering with the E-Verify program for businesses and benefits.

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First Word: Border deal likely to boost chances of immigration reform

Updated