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McCaskill thinks immigration bill is falling apart

By Bill Raack, KWMU

St. Louis, MO – U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) said Wednesday the immigration bill now before Congress might be falling apart.

The proposal -- which would legalize millions of unlawful immigrants, tighten border security and create a controversial guest worker program - was expected to come up for a final vote this week.

But McCaskill says sniping among Republicans might sink the bill. "I think that there is a huge schism within the Republican Party," she said during a conference call with reporters.

"It is clear that they have a major problem among the Republican delegation. You have people with strong opinions on both sides of this issue, namely the President."

Both McCaskill and her Republican counterpart in Missouri, Kit Bond, oppose the immigration bill.

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