S.744, Paul Amendment SA 1200 (Motion to table)
On the Motion to Table
Senate Roll Call No. 154
113rd Congress, 1st Session

Agreed to: 61-37 (see complete tally)

On June 19, the Senate agreed to a motion to table Paul Amendment 1200 by a vote of 61 to 37.  The ACLU supported the motion to table the amendment because Paul 1200 would have delayed the legalization of millions by adding unnecessary, harsh border “triggers” and requiring an annual Congressional resolution as a condition of continuing the legalization process.  In addition, the amendment would have expanded detention and limited prosecutorial discretion, by requiring that all individuals arrested by DHS be detained regardless of whether they pose a safety or flight risk, until the completion of their immigration case.  Finally, it would have expanded DHS access to public lands to conduct border and immigration enforcement activities, and would have required invasive new security checks for asylees, refugees, and student visa applicants.


Vote Map: Senate Roll Call No. 154
Votes For : 61
Votes Against : 37
Not Voting : 2