Rosemary Jenks, director of government relations for NumbersUSA, a group that opposes that bill, said the amendment brokered by Hoeven and Corker does little to help secure the border, and actually provides new loopholes that could weaken border security and allow future unauthorized immigrants to get U.S. citizenship.

She said the Senate passing the immigration bill is not the inevitability that many are making it seem.

"The American people still have the power to stop this," she said.

By Alan Gomez in USA Today

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Updated: Mon, Jun 24th 2013 @ 4:09pm EDT