Will The Immigration Bill Die Today?

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    I hope this amnesty bill dies a quick death today. Hopefully there will be enough Republicans to stand tall and tell Pres Bush along with some Dems this is wrong, and lets enforce the laws we already have


    Rough road ahead for immigration bill
    By Stephen Dinan, S.A. Miller and Christina Bellantoni
    THE WASHINGTON TIMES
    June 26, 2007


    The White House says it has the votes to resurrect the immigration bill on the Senate floor today, though enough senators said they may change their minds in other votes later this week to leave the bill's ultimate fate in doubt.

    To pass the Senate, the bill must earn 60 votes today, survive a series of amendments, earn 60 votes in a follow-up vote likely to come Thursday, and then pass with majority support — all difficult tests on an issue that deeply divides both parties, and American voters.

    "Our intelligence suggests that there will be the votes there to move on to the bill and to begin considering amendments," White House Deputy Chief of Staff Joel Kaplan told reporters yesterday as President Bush and his administration make a final push for the bill's passage.

    The bill collapsed on the Senate floor nearly three weeks ago, when half of the Senate — Republicans and Democrats — voted to block it, demanding more time to pass amendments. But Republican and Democratic leaders, prodded by Mr. Bush, have decided to resuscitate the bill and have agreed to a limited debate that would allow for consideration of about two-dozen hand-picked amendments, split between the two parties.

    Rank-and-file conservative Republicans said the process is stifling. Sen. Jim DeMint, South Carolina Republican, said leaders are attempting to "take the nation's most emotionally charged issue and try to ram it down America's throat."

    They blamed Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, for this week's unusual floor procedures, which include rewriting the bill into a brand-new version, bypassing the usual committees and preventing consideration of all but the limited set of amendments.


    for the compelete article

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070626/NATION/106260076/1001
     
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    I don't hold out much hope. Letters from Senators to Reid:

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    Reid's response:


     
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    It is not mover util the votes are cast. Sen Reid is using some underhanded tactics to get it passed - even if it passes - it must get through the House

    I do hope any Republican who votes for this is held accountable on Election Day
     
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    As you can read above, he's not the only one being underhanded.
     
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    Agreeed

    I hope ALL of them are held accountable by the voters. We are being invaded and the tab keeps growing
     
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    Seems like a lot of smoke screening going on...the bottom line is that eventually there has to be a vote taken ... the results of that vote will either kill the bill or not...
     
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    No question where Ted "Swimmer" Kennedy stands

    http://www.breitbart.tv/?p=2085
     
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    Not really, the Senate figures they can wait for the furor to die down if they can stop the bill from being killed, that is what cloture is about. Then they can slide it through, when people are not paying attention.
     
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    As long as members of both sides do not get their wish and censor talk radio and the internet - I doubt if people will stop paying attention
     
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    That is precisely what I meant...even then, eventually they MUST vote.
     

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