This morning, Congress sent Obama a $600 million border-security bill, which passed in the House last week, for the president's approval. Along with the $26 billion jobs bill, this was the other reason Congress was called back into session. The bill concerns security along the U.S.-Mexico border, adding "more than 1,000 National Guard troops, garrison-like bases and at least one unmanned aerial drone," says Politico. The Democrats are positioning this concession to militarize the border as a way to get conservatives to focus on a path to citizenship for the country's 11 million illegal immigrants. "It will clear the path for restarting bipartisan discussions," said Chuck Schumer, chairman of the Senate's subcommittee on immigration.
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