WASHINGTON — North Dakota's senators praised Senate passage of a immigration reform bill on Thursday.
Both voted for the bill.
The bill includes a Southern border security plan introduced by Sens. John Hoeven, R-N.D., and Bob Corker, R-Tenn., and a measure Hoeven co-sponsored to increase H-1B visas for STEM and high-tech graduates of U.S. schools.
"The American people want a comprehensive immigration reform plan with tough border enforcement," Hoeven said.
Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., said, "Today, the Senate took a major step forward in reforming our outdated, broken immigration system. The legislation is not perfect, but it makes smart reforms, increases border security and will stem the future flow of illegal immigration."
Heitkamp also co-sponsored the measure to increase H-1B visas for STEM and high-tech graduates of U.S. schools.