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.
Blood on their hands, every one of them.
WRITE! WRITE! WRITE! WRITE! TILL YOU RUN OUT OF INK IN YOUR PEN!
Bombard the Democrats as well, especially the ones that ran on an anti illegal immigration plank and the ones in marginal districts who could be vulnerable. keep pounding on them. This is a bipartisan issue not a Conservative or Liberal issue BUT AN AMERICAN issue.
At least my Senators from Georgia did not vote with the RATS
As I sit here at the library computer reading this, a young Hispanic guy is sitting next to me looking at his 18th Street Gang website and blogging. He’s close to me so I can sneak peeks and read what’s on the screen. Lovely.
and evil in their heart. For fear of being suspended, I cannot write what I truly feel about the utter scum, vile, traitorous, anti-American, anti Liberty, contemptuous, deviant, money grubbing, power hungry, elitist, wholly evil trash senators voting for this Destroy America Bill. /rant
The raping of America by the Senate!...thanks alot you bastards!
Just sent my daily note to Colorado’s Allard & Salazar.
So in other words, they want the fact that they are FOR making a lot of felons legal residents, left in the bill?
Smart. Real smart.
There must be an upside here only recognizable to moonbat “minds”.
This is just all becoming too much. I fear for my children and grandson.
These guys need to look to spending more "time with their families," hopefully.
A couple of days ago, near here in Raleigh, during the morning rush hour, a drunk illegal in a stolen Tahoe crossed a median and slammed head-on into two cars, killing a man. Now think about the laundry list of charges he just racked up. Grand theft auto, vehicular homicide, felony DUI, reckless driving, identity theft, giving police a false name...Lord only knows what else they could stick him with.
It sure sounds to me like that man could apply for a Z-1 visa under this bill so he could stay in the country after he serves his time. For that matter, considering how long it’ll probably take to bring him to trial, if this bill passes, he might be able to apply for a Z-1 from jail while awaiting trial. He’s not a sex offender. Apparently he’s not a “certain” gang member. Yeah, there’s the slight matter of him having been deported twice before from Texas several years ago, but hey, that doesn’t count!
Think about it.
Oh, wait, I was wrong! From another thread:
“Kennedys amendment included elements of the Cornyn amendment that barred immigration benefits to members of terrorist-related organizations, known gang members, sex offenders, alien smugglers who use firearms and felony drunk drivers.”
So it’s all good! He killed a man...that’s fine. Stole a SUV? No problemo, senor. But he drove drunk! No visa for you!
I feel like I’m living in Bizarro World some days.
A sure way to damage this country even more. Our biggest danger come from our own elected officials.
Looks like Kyl did not vote with the Dems, and other stupid Rs...
Even after McCain’s disastrous debate last night, mainly due to his stance on illegal immigration, he still votes the wrong way. I would really love to know what he is thinking.
Just look at the Republican jackasses who voted against this reasonable and sane measure
To keep Teddy from being a legal immigrant?