Skip to comments.Immigration bill survives Cornyn amendment
Posted on 06/06/2007 12:56:31 PM PDT by Jean S
The frail coalition that is shepherding an immigration bill toward final passage in the Senate withstood another attack on its compromise language Wednesday, fighting off a possible poison pill amendment from Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas).
The amendment would have restricted the number of illegal immigrants eligible to remain in the country. It was defeated 51-46 when Republican Sens. Larry Craig (Idaho), Pete Domenici (N.M.), Lindsey Graham (S.C.), Chuck Hagel (Neb.), Jon Kyl (Ariz.), Richard Lugar (Ind.), Mel Martinez (Fla.), John McCain (Ariz.), Arlen Specter (Pa.) and George Voinovich (Ohio) voted with the majority of Democrats to defeat the language.
Instead, the Senate passed a similar, narrower amendment that would prevent some criminals, including sex offenders and some gang members, from becoming legal residents.
The odor coming from the Seante is getting stronger.
Hey RNC......not another damn dime!
No mention that the “ineligibles” were felons. Cute.
How about give the dimes to those who are doing the right thing.. it isn't enough to complain to those who are pushing this bill.. we should also reward those who are opposing this or trying to do the right thing, like Cornyn. When the RNC sees where the money is going, it may impact the overall party policy.
Funny, they kept the poison in the bill. Let the felons stay, the Senate affirmed! sheesh.
Yeah, real cure that they didn't mention that it would have "restricted the number" by preventing felons from staying in the country.
So the following senators just voted to allow illegal aliens who have committed felonies from staying in the country for an unlimited length of time: Larry Craig (Idaho) Pete Domenici (N.M.) Lindsey Graham (S.C.) Chuck Hagel (Neb.) Jon Kyl (Ariz.) Richard Lugar (Ind.) Mel Martinez (Fla.) John McCain (Ariz.) Arlen Specter (Pa.) George Voinovich (Ohio)
Dang, just dang!
The are really fighting hard to drag this traitorous legislation over the finish line.
The Senate GOP illegal-lovers should just pack up and move to Mexico City. At least their anti-Americanism will be more welcome there
In fact, the article intentionally gives the impression that the Cornyn amendment wouldn't have prevented *any* criminals from becoming legal.
The real brilliance to what Cornyn was trying to do was that this is tied with a big push to crack down on identity theft.. the fact is that many (if not most) illegals are able to stay in the country because they have committed felonies like identity theft or tax fraud.. The Cornyn amendment would automatically make most ineligible.. Smart move.. to bad the McLame/Hagels of the world have gone off the deep end..
These guys are definitely voting to reinstute a system of slavery and peonage in the United States.
It's pretty obvious that Reconstruction didn't quite do the job. Maybe we should restart it in South Carolina and Arizona ~
At least chambliss and isackson weren’t on the list. I’m sure it must have been my calls everyday. LOL
I will do whatever I can to prevent them from being reelected, regardless who their opponents are.
I detest my remaining RINO senator. However, unless we get someone worth having running against him in the primary, we might have to vote between really bad and even worse like we did when Brown beat Dewine.
“Some criminals”, and “some gang members” won’t be allowed to become citizens. Isn’t that special. They can live here, get a z visa, and be allowed to continue their criminal enterprises unmolested, but we ain’t gonna let ‘em become citizens. Boy, those senators sure are tough bargainers.
Every time one of these illegal aliens commits a violent crime a senator or congressman should be thrown in prison for life, their families thrown out onto the street, and all of their assests seized and given to the victim’s family.
Did they get permission from La Raza to exclude the worst of the worst or are these brave souls just taking a political risk by standing up to them? < / sarcasm >
Amazingly, Lott voted against the Kennedy amendment and for the Cornyn amendment. I predict he will vote for the bill itself though.