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U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer (R), part of the U.S. Senate's Gang of Eight, speaks during a news briefing on Capitol Hill in Washington, April 18, 2013.

“It not only calls for finishing a literal fence, it will create a virtual human fence of Border Patrol agents. Under the border surge, the Border Patrol will have the capacity to deploy an armed agent 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to stand guard every 1,000 feet from San Diego, CA, to Brownsville, TX.”
— Sen. Chuck Schumer advocating for the Corker-Hoeven amendment to the immigration reform bill. The amendment passed on a 67-27 vote Monday.
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