Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, defends his amendment to prohibit anyone from obtaining legal status until the Homeland Security Departmen

 

              Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, defends his amendment to prohibit anyone from obtaining legal status until the Homeland Security Departmen
Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, defends his amendment to prohibit anyone from obtaining legal status until the Homeland Security Department has maintained "effective control" of the border for six months, as lawmakers examine proposed changes to immigration reform legislation, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, May 9, 2013. Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, sits at top. Grassley's amendment was later voted down 12 to 6. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)