S. 744, Thune Amendment SA 1197
On the Amendment
Senate Roll Call No. 151
113rd Congress, 1st Session

Rejected: 39-54 (see complete tally)

On June 18, the Senate rejected Thune amendment 1197 by a vote of 39 to 54.  The ACLU opposed the Thune amendment because it would have delayed the legalization process by barring DHS from processing applications for aspiring citizens until 350 miles of Southern border fencing had been completed, and from adjusting the status of aspiring citizens to lawful permanent residents until 700 miles of double-layered fencing was constructed.  The base bill, in contrast, would allow DHS to start processing applications when the Secretary notifies Congress that the agency has begun implementing certain Southern border security programs, and to adjust status when the Secretary notifies Congress those programs are substantially deployed and operational. 

Vote Map: Senate Roll Call No. 151
Votes For : 39
Votes Against : 54
Not Voting : 7