Senate OKs amnesty for deportees

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    What the hell is going on in DC? Do these clowns have any understanding on what they are doing?

    Why have any immigration laws or any borders if we are not going to enforce them?


    Senate OKs amnesty for deportees
    By Stephen Dinan
    THE WASHINGTON TIMES

    The Senate voted yesterday to grant amnesty to hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens who have already been caught and ordered deported but are defying a court order, preserving their path to citizenship as part of the immigration bill.
    Another showdown is scheduled for this morning on Democrats' effort to cut off the debate and force a final vote on the bill. Republicans have vowed to block that through a filibuster unless they are given assurances they can offer enough amendments before

    Sen John Cornyn offered an amendment to prevent those aliens from gaining legal status, arguing they have already shown disrespect for the law and should be sent home.
    "We are going to continue to be viewed as non-serious about workability, about enforcement, about restoring respect for the rule of law, unless we vote to exclude those who show nothing but defiance for our laws," the Texas Republican said.
    But Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, Massachusetts Democrat, said they were only guilty of "common, garden-variety immigration offenses" that should not disqualify them.
    "Our employers beg them to come back and our broken borders make that possible," he said.

    http://washingtontimes.com/national/20070607-123104-6420r.htm
     
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    It's not dead, until it is dead, but it appears to be on life support and Reid is clamoring to pull the plug:

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070607/ap_on_go_co/immigration_congress
     
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    The sooner it dies, the better. Maybe while they are writing a new one they'll stop to consider why so many people were angered by the old one and attempt to make real changes. I doubt it, but I'm a class half full kind of guy.
     
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    Dead.
     
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    and as Sen Lindsey Graham said, the "loud people" are to blame

    I plead guilty Mr Senator
     

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