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Kingston on Immigration: House Unlikely to consider Senate Bill

Kingston on Immigration: House Unlikely to consider Senate Bill

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Congressman Jack Kingston says he still believes immigration reform is important but doubts that House republicans will ever consider a bill from the Senate. "The Senate bill does not have enough border security measures," says Kingston. "Right now border security is a joke."

Kingston says he would vote for border security, an electronic verification system that would help keep track of the status of current immigrants and for some measure that would be a "pathway to legalization." Kingston says that is legalization, not automatically a pathway citizenship.

He says legalization would be a way to provide such things as a guest worker program. Kingston, who is currently running for U.S. Senate believes immigration reform is still important, but believes many of his constituents in Georgia's 1st district want what Kingston calls reasonable reform. "I think immigration is such a hot issue right now because a lot of people look at the current system and just see what's wrong with the government, how it can't enforce the laws it has on the books for one thing," Kingston told News 3.

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