Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) said in a tweet Monday afternoon that he will file an amendment to the Senate immigration reform bill that would allow states to require identification for voter registration -- just hours after the Supreme Court struck down a law that did just that.
I'll file amendment to immigration bill that permits states to require ID before registering voters & close this hole in fed statutory law.
— Senator Ted Cruz (@SenTedCruz) June 17, 2013
The Supreme Court struck down a 2004 Arizona law that required potential voters to submit proof of citizenship.
The Court ruled 7-to-2 against the law, and its decision was written by conservative Justice Antonin Scalia.
The amendment promises to be one of many contentious potential add-ons to the immigration bill. Cruz, one of the leading conservatives in the Senate, has come out against the bill.