Posted: 10:25 P.M
A second union representing federal agents who enforce immigration laws has announced its opposition to the Senate reform bill.
The union representing 12,000 officers who issue immigration documents now joins with the 8,000 member union that speaks for the majority of the nation's deportation agents. The National Citizenship and Immigration Services Council says the Senate bill fails to address an "insurmountable bureaucracy" at the agency overseeing immigration documents.
The group's president argues agents are being pressured to "rubber stamp" immigration applications, instead of pursuing proper case reviews.
The deportation agents union earlier this month circulated a letter saying the reform bill doesn't meet the needs of the law enforcement community. The Senate Judiciary Committee continues to make amendments to the immigration reform bill. When that process is done the full Senate will vote on it.