Moves to toughen border security could strain business ties with Mexico

Provisions to toughen border security in the Senate bill to overhaul immigration have drawn scrutiny from nine House lawmakers representing the districts along the border. The Senate's "border surge" amendment, and similar measures that may be proposed for a House bill, could break down business transactions between these communities and Mexico, they say. Republican lawmakers in the House plan to prioritize border security, with some considering expanding states' authority for immigration enforcement.

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