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Senate nears decision on US-Mexico border security




View of the border fence between Mexico and the U.S., in Nogales, Sonora, Mexico, on July 29, 2010.
View of the border fence between Mexico and the U.S., in Nogales, Sonora, Mexico, on July 29, 2010.
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Senators are considering a compromise to one of the key sticking points in the immigration bill they have been debating all week: how to secure the southern border.

Some Republicans have taken a hard line, saying nothing else can happen until the leaks in the border are plugged. Some Democrats say that is just an attempt to squelch their plan for a path to citizenship for unauthorized immigrants.

The National Journal's Fawn Johnson joins the show to discuss today's debate and the outlook for the border security issue in the Senate over the next few weeks.