Friday, June 08, 2007
Immigration Bill Fails
The Amnesty Bill offered by the Republicrats which would legalize millions of people who are in the U.S. unlawfully suffered a stunning setback in the Senate. So-called bipartisan compromise championed by President Bush, and criticized heavily by conservatives and liberals alike (for opposite reasons of course) failed a crucial test when it could not attract even a simple majority for its passage.
The defeat was the culmination of a long week of heavy debating which was not unlike the arduous process that went into crafting the bill.
Kennedy partnered with Republican Sen. Jon Kyl, the President, and a number of congressmen in an attempt to join conservative themes of tougher border security and limiting immigration with the liberal goal of legalizing those who are in the U.S. unlawfully and welcoming future border jumpers.
Ding Dong, the bill is dead, the bill is dead, the wicked bill is dead . . . for now.
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