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Nation IN BRIEF : WASHINGTON, D.C. : Senate Readies Bill on Illegal Immigration

May 02, 1996|From Times Staff and Wire Reports

The Senate neared passage of an illegal immigration bill that largely coincides with a House version, while avoiding provisions that the White House says would trigger a veto. The measure--which would nearly double the number of Border Patrol agents, restrict public benefits for both legal and illegal immigrants and toughen penalties--could come to a vote as early as today.

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