WASHINGTON — Republican Sen. Kelly Ayotte on Sunday said she would support the bipartisan immigration overhaul under debate in the Senate and criticized “the broken immigration system we have now” as “unworthy of a great nation.”
In a television interview and in a longer statement on her website, the New Hampshire senator became one of the first Republicans who didn’t write the bill to line up behind the proposal that would offer a pathway to citizenship for the estimated 11 million immigrants living in the country illegally. Ayotte’s support helps the bill’s advocates move closer to the 60 votes needed to avoid a filibuster.
You must login to view the full content on this page.
Or, use your linked account: