Immigration Bill is Probably Dead

Posted on May 31, 2007. Filed under: Politics |

Few, it seems, like this bill. Many Democrats don’t like it because they say it splits up families. Republicans don’t like it because they believe that it’s an “amnesty” bill. Aliens will probably stay as far the hell away from it as possible.

In addition, because the bill carries provisions for aliens to pay fees and taxes, Republicans in the House could kill it by arguing that it must originate from the House not the Senate. This is called “blue slipping,” and you can read about it here.

Right now, the President is trying to build public support for the bill to keep it alive. But it’s dead in the water.

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