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Ryan: Immigration law likely with border security

Paul Ryan
Posted at 12:27 PM, Jun 25, 2013
and last updated 2013-06-25 12:27:00-04

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressman Paul Ryan says the Senate's advancement of stronger border security provisions makes it more likely that immigration reform will pass the House and become law.

Ryan says the House "will do its own legislation" and won't take up the Senate bill if it is passed this week. But the Wisconsin Republican says the stronger border measures the Senate advanced Monday are more in line with the views of House Republicans.

Ryan tells CBS' "This Morning" that "the majority of Republicans support the border security."

Ryan says Monday's Senate advancement of a provision doubling the number of border patrol agents and calling for hundreds of miles of new fencing along the border with Mexico "helps make this final passage even more likely."