Blogs on Immigration Law and Policy

by Greg Siskind

Corker: Deal on Cornyn Triggers Close

From Politico:

“They’re working on something dealing with border security. I’m not telling anyone what to do other than tell them to do it as quickly as you can,” Reid said. “This may not be one of our normal weekends where we shoot out of town.”

Corker said on Monday that the group of senators working on a compromise on border security that could appeal to both Democrats on Republicans is getting close, but wouldn’t tip his hand.

“There are a number of folks who are working together to try to attempt to get to that place that answer the border security issue but also does it in the way that’s objective, so there’s not a worry about the goalposts being moved down the road,” Corker told reporters. “I think we’re getting close. But again there’s a number of conversations underway and it continues to be slightly fluid. I just have a sense that there’s a good chance.”

I know some of the pro-immigration community thinks that it's only important to get 60 votes in the Senate, but I believe that getting a sizable portion of Republicans to vote for the bill would send a powerful message to the House and would mean a better bill in the end. So I think the efforts to find a compromise on border security are important.

About The Author Greg Siskind is a partner in Siskind Susser's Memphis, Tennessee, office. After graduating magna cum laude from Vanderbilt University, he received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Chicago. Mr. Siskind is a member of AILA, a board member of the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, and a member of the ABA, where he serves on the LPM Publishing Board as Marketing Vice Chairman. He is the author of several books, including the J Visa Guidebook and The Lawyer's Guide to Marketing on the Internet. Mr. Siskind practices all areas of immigration law, specializing in immigration matters of the health care and technology industries. He can be reached by email at

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