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‘Qué Pasa’ in Immigration: Yet Another Border Bill; Repeal the 14th? Bad Idea!

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The bill the Senate passed yesterday allocating $600 million more for border security and continued calls by Republicans to hold hearings on the possibility of changing the 14th Amendment to the Constitution to revoke birthright citizenship for children born in the United States to undocumented parents are the top stories in today’s Spanish-language press.

Yet another border bill. EFE, the AP, Reuters, La Opinión (Los Angeles) and El Universal (Mexico) report on the passage of the border bill, which allocates money for 1,500 additional border troops and unmanned surveillance drones, among other things. The bill was sponsored by Democrats but passed by both parties, and is similar to the one passed by the House of Representatives last week (which allocated more money). Some organizations criticized Democrats for giving in to Republican demands for more funding for border security without pushing for any corresponding action on immigration relief.