In June, the Democratic-led U.S. Senate passed bipartisan immigration legislation that would provide a 13-year pathway to citizenship for immigrants living illegally in the U.S. The measure, Senate Bill 744, would also tighten border security, crack down on employers who hire illegal immigrants and overhaul the nation’s massively clogged legal immigration system.
The Republican-controlled House has refused to take up the Senate bill, dismissing it as “amnesty” legislation. House Republican leaders say they will instead take a piecemeal approach to overhauling the immigration system.
Broun has endorsed House Resolution 1417, also called the Border Security Results Act of 2013. Among other things, the bill establishes a goal of turning back or apprehending at least 90 percent of illegal border crossers within five years.