Congressional Hispanics Have Not Endorsed Border Surge

After the sudden resignation of one of its members, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus on Wednesday reiterated that it has not endorsed a controversial provision of the U.S. Senate-backed immigration bill that calls for more fencing and boots on the border.

U.S. Rep. Filemon Vela, D-Brownsville, tendered his resignation from the caucus on Tuesday in response to what he said was the group’s support for S. 744, the upper chamber’s comprehensive immigration reform bill.

The measure passed last week after the Senate adopted the Corker-Hoeven amendment, by Republican Sens. John Hoeven of North Dakota and Bob Corker ...

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