Heller begins to file amendments to immigration reform bill

UPDATE: Two more Heller amendments, attached here, that his office says will "safeguard Nevada tourism":


Amendment #1234: Requires the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to submit a report on how DHS intends to implement a biometric entry/exit system for ten highest-volume airports.



Amendment #1235: Requires DHS to develop a plan to reduce wait times at airports with the highest volume of international travelers. This amendment provides resources through travel fees in the bill to increase the number of Customs and Border Protection officers deemed necessary.


I've said all along that, barring some collapse of the bill, Sen. Dean Heller will vote for the Senate immigration legislation. 

He has kept his amendments close to his vest, but revealed his first one today, and it's not exactly dramatic: Include Nevada on a panel overseeing the border.

Is that all it takes?

It's attached here.

(I'll update this post with other amendments as he files them.)