S. 744, Cornyn Amendment SA 1251 (Motion to table)
On the Motion to Table
Senate Roll Call No. 159
113rd Congress, 1st Session

Agreed to: 54-43 (see complete tally)

On June 20, the Senate agreed to a motion to table Cornyn amendment 1251 by a vote of 54 to 43. The ACLU supported the motion to table because the amendment would have required additional wasteful spending on border enforcement, and would have made the path to citizenship dependent on arbitrary, unnecessary, and potentially unfeasible border “triggers,” including a fully biometric exit system at all land ports of entry, which is estimated to cost billions and may not be technologically feasible.  In addition, the amendment would have forced DHS to begin removal proceedings against thousands of individuals with no criminal record, further overburdening the criminal justice system.  

Vote Map: Senate Roll Call No. 159
Votes For : 54
Votes Against : 43
Not Voting : 3