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Ayotte: 'Immigration System Is Broken,' Backs Reform Bill

Ayotte: 'Immigration System Is Broken,' Backs Reform Bill
Posted June 10th, 2013 @ 8:40am by Ruth Brown, Newser Staff

(NEWSER– Republican Sen. Kelly Ayotte has announced her support for the Senate immigration reform bill, bringing the measure one vote closer to the 60-vote majority needed to avoid a filibuster. "Our immigration system is completely broken; we've got 11 million people living in this country illegally and in the shadows. We have a legal immigration system that isn't meeting our needs to grow the economy," Ayotte told Face the Nation, as per CBS. "And so I looked at this carefully, this is a thoughtful bipartisan solution to a tough problem and so that's why I'm going to support it."

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