Missouri’s two U.S. Senators don’t always see eye to eye, but they’re sharing a similar view of the immigration bill developed in secrecy and sprung on Congress last week.
Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) says she wants to see a "monumental change" in what this bill is or will be before voting to move forward with it. McCaskill wants to see more secure borders. And, she has concerns about the legislation not going far enough to hold accountable those who violated America’s laws. She wants to see the illegals held accountable, as well as those who hire the illegal workers. "If we don’t get serious about holding the people who are hiring illegal immigrants accountable," says McCaskill, "We will never solve this problem."
Senator Kit Bond (R-MO) has similar concerns. He wants greater border security, adding he wants to stop the illegals from coming to the United States for jobs and to stop the employers who are giving jobs to those illegals. And, Bond makes it clear he will not support legislation that condones lawbreaking. "I will oppose any measure," Bond insists, "That grants amnesty or an easy path to citizenship to those who broke the law."