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Senate votes in favor of border amendment

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A US Border Patrol agent stands near a crossing to Mexico at the San Ysidro port of entry along the US-Mexico border near San Diego, California on April 4, 2013. The barrier separating the two countries known to many as the 'border fence' or the 'border wall' is in reality several barriers, designed to prevent illegal movement across the border, backed by supporters and criticized by opponents.
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A US Border Patrol agent stands near a crossing to Mexico at the San Ysidro port of entry along the US-Mexico border near San Diego, California on April 4, 2013.

Last night, the U.S. Senate voted 67-to-27 in favor of a tough border amendment to a comprehensive immigration bill. The proposal to double the size of the border patrol is designed to attract Republican votes for the larger bill.

Last night, the U.S. Senate voted 67-to-27 in favor of a tough border amendment to a comprehensive immigration bill. The proposal to double the size of the border patrol is designed to attract Republican votes for the larger bill. 

KPCC's Washington Correspondent Kitty Felde joins the show to help us get caught up on the immigration debate.

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