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Congressman Ted Poe (TX-02) expressed his extreme displeasure with the deal brokered today in the United States Senate regarding amnesty for illegal immigrants. The deal, struck between Majority Leader Bill Frist (R- Tenn) and Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev), revives the Senates attempt at comprehensive immigration reform to provide a path to citizenship for the approximately 12 million illegal aliens currently in the United States.

No matter what kind of political spin you try to put on this, what the Senate is considering is amnesty and it is an insult to American citizens and immigrants who came into this country the legal way. We cannot look the other way while illegal immigrants violate our laws. Amnesty is a betrayal of American citizens and the Constitution of the United States, Poe commented.

The Senate will resume debate regarding illegal immigration reform early next week.

Congressman Poe is a member of the Congressional Immigration Reform Caucus and serves on the House Committee for International Relations, Terrorism subcommittee. For more information regarding Congressman Poe go to