Skip to comments.Majority Leader Reid Close to Reviving Senate Immigration Bill
Posted on 06/14/2007 1:10:36 PM PDT by Baladas
Details of the immigration compromise remain to be finalized, but top Democratic sources say Reid has closely monitored the behind-the-scenes dickering over policy changes and a finite list of amendments due for consideration. Based on the latest updates on the policy and amendments, Reid will approve the compromise and move late Thursday to put the bill back on the calendar for Senate consideration in the middle of next week.
"He's going to bless it and he's going to get the Senate back in the business of dealing with immigration," said a source in the Democratic Senate leadership.
The principal change to the bipartisan immigration compromise that Reid shelved last week is the addition of $4.4 billion in added border security spending. That money will be added to the base bill to return to the floor. Any other changes to the immigration bill will have to be made through the amendment process.
The base immigration bill seeks to tighten border security, put an estimated 12 million illegal immigrants on a path to permanent residency and create a temporary worker program.
Republican leaders have promised to produce enough votes to curtail debate on the bill and proceed to final passage. Last week's impasse arose after Reid twice failed to collect the 60 votes necessary to limit debate and move toward final passage.
With the GOP votes in hand and a finite list of amendments to be offered by 11 Democratic and 11 Republican senators, Democratic sources said Reid is now determined to see whether the legislation can survive the amendment process intact. If it does, the Senate could vote on final passage of the bill by next Friday, Democratic sources said.
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Amazingly, Reid undercuts Bush every chance he gets, except for this amnesty.
This thing must die. Please call your Senators!
If they thought all hell broke loose before, they ain't seen nothing yet.
Well that's it then. The divorce is final.
Well, no not quite yet. The bill hasn't been signed and until it is I'm putting all my energy into defeating it. The divorce papers won't be signed until the President signs the bill.
Welcome to your global dictatorship.......
Of the people, by the people, for the people... my arse.
They think they can give amnesty to 20 million for a promise of 4 billion dollars in border funds?
Whisky Tango Foxtrot?!?
And the Repubs are assuring enough votes for it to get past cloture?
Whisky Tango Foxtrot?!?
Man, oh, man, oh, man. I want to go to a demonstration or a rally or something.
“Reid and Bush are trying to bore us to death so they can pass this.”
They’re hoping to slip it in under the radar screen... Reid shelved it, and the media proclaimed it “dead” specificially in the hopes we would forget about it.
Quite the contrary, if there is a compromise in the works, we now have to fight harder than ever.
HELLO INFIDELS!!!! >>>>>IMMIGRATION BILL<<<<<< >>>PING<<<
“The principal change to the bipartisan immigration compromise that Reid shelved last week is the addition of $4.4 billion in added border security spending.”
If Chambliss, Isakson, and Kyl think this inclusion will salve the critics - as I think they think - they are very, very wrong. Just because they read the NYTimes which echos their thinking doesn’t make it reality.
Either a new Republican party (actually an old party...the party of Reagan, PLUS some Democrats...minus the OPPORTUNISTS and the LIARS)...will emerge...or a new Conservative party will be born.
At some point this country will have a new third party to contend with...the Latino Nationalist / Socialist Party...(or something like that)
Wont all these bipartisan ‘strategerists’ be surprised....
Recently large demonstrations have taken place
across the country protesting the fact that Congress
is finally addressing the issue of illegal immigration.
Certain people are angry that
the US might protect its own
borders; might make it harder
to sneak into this country and,
once here, to stay indefinitely.
Let me see if I correctly understand
the thinking behind these protests.
Lets say I break into your house.
Lets say that when you discover
me in your house, you insist that I leave.
But I say, Ive made all
the beds and washed the
dishes and did the laundry
and swept the floors. Ive
done all the things you dont
like to do. Im hard-working
and honest (except for when I broke into your house).
According to the protesters:
You are Required to let me stay in your house
You are Required to add me to your familys insurance plan
You are Required to Educate my kids
You are Required to Provide other benefits to me & to my family
(my husband will do all of your yard work because
he is also hard-working and honest, except for that
breaking in part).
If you try to call the police or force me out,
I will call my friends who will picket your
house carrying signs that proclaim my
RIGHT to be there.
Its only fair, after all, because you have
a nicer house than I do, and Im just
trying to better myself. Im a hard-working
and honest, person, except for well,
you know, I did break into your house
And what a deal it is for me!!!
I live in your house, contributing only a
fraction of the cost of my keep, and
there is nothing you can do about it
without being accused of cold,
uncaring, selfish, prejudice!, and bigoted behavior.
Oh yeah, I DEMAND that you learn
MY LANGUAGE! so you can communicate with me.
And dont forget to make sure your forms are in MY language - I need to understand them...
BUMP to #2 with links to phone numbers. We must keep on calling and writing.
Exactly. They must think the American public all have the attention span of a gnat, BIG mistake on their part IMO.
The old MSM is great no more.
“Quite the contrary, if there is a compromise in the works, we now have to fight harder than ever.”
There is no compromise. Their “compromise” is just trying to make it worse, but give it tough sounding enforcement mechanisms, which will be made useless under Z visas and instant legalization.
Kyl, Kenedy, Bush, Snow, Chertoff,
Lie after lie after lie.
They think they were cocooned by spin,
but their efforts to reply to the tricks and lies,
only exposes them more.
And again, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot!?!
I don't think the country really survives after this amnesty and the new round of illegals after. It really is going to overwhelm the nation . . . I was posting on another thread about Christian church history. The councils would last 18 years sometimes as they deliberated issues of importance. This massive change in a few days with no hearings? No hearings! What part have the people played in this farce? What is going on?
They're banking that after they march out new legislation making English the official language of all state functions (together with symbolic prohibitions on flag burning and gay marraige) you and I will be lining up to vote straight R at the next election.
If thats not enough they'll gently remind us that Ruth Bader Ginsberg was looking a little peaked at her last public appearance - remember those judicial appointments.
The greedbags in congress obviously plan on having their amnesty cake & eat it too. Thats how much respect they have for our collective intelligence.
Never, ever forget or forgive the Republicans pushing this.
You can use the amnesty 800 number, 800-417-7666, to reach your Senators for free. Also, I discovered, you can avoid the propaganda spiel by pressing 1 when it starts. Press 1 again to be connected directly to your senior Senator. Call again and press 1 then 2 for your junior Senator.
DAY AN NIGHT = 24/7
Start to hit them on weekends, let the voice mail boxes fill up and run the fax machines out of paper.
Do you really think he won't sign it? You're really a glass-half-full kind guy.
No, they welcome it.
Remember back during the Klinton years how there had to be a “truth box” for almost every news story? I’d say the “truth boxes” are needed once again for this administration. I don’t trust them anymore, and that goes for the senate RINOs as well.
They walked out on us — we didn’t walk out on them.
Someone put it very nicely in another post: Our representatives think they’re our leaders. Um. No.
No, I know he'll sign it. I'm just saying that until it get's to his desk we've still got a shot.
bush bot needs revival
instead of the immigration bill.
just enforce the current laws, thanks.
POOR BILL. I just got a nasty mental image of Dirty Harry performing mouth-to-mouth. Ewwww!
At some point this country will have a new third party to contend with...the Latino Nationalist / Socialist Party
On that I respectfully disagree. The Latino socialists will simply be part and parcel of the Democrat party, which has become hard left and will welcome them. It will be a one party rule and the end of any relevant conservative movement, period.
We really have to start calling NOW. AGAIN. DAILY. DO NOT STOP!
This voter won't. Never again...
You may be right.
One thing is sure...if it is one party...the old Kennedy / Reid ‘white plantation masters’ will NOT be running it.
And who exactly pays for this 4.4 billion - why I bet it’s me and you - just one more insult heaped upon us - they think they can hoodwink us by telling us they are adding border security money to get this travesty of a bill passed, then Congress will say there is no money in the budget for such an idea.
The people here in Arizona are so upset at Jon Kyl (McCain is a lost cause), that you could probably get a million signatures on a petition in a matter of days.
First they sell OUR country without our consent, then they charge us for the costs.
Excuse me, remind me again...what is the advantage to being a citizen of this country...I forget.
What is our recourse? That is what I’d like to know. I’m particularly shut out with Feinstein/Boxer. I call and fax senators said to be on the fence and spam the White House apparently to no avail.
What the hell else are we to do?
At this point I am ready to say that I will support the opponent of any Republican Senator who votes for this bill.
My senators are Durbin and Obama. I’ve called and faxed, but I doubt it will do any good.
Saxby Chambliss had better not be one of the GOP traitors. We'll soon see if Saxby is owned by BigBiz and BigAg, but the bottom line is that he must face the voters again next year.
Benedict Arnold was Washington's best general, yet all his heroic service failed to excuse his treason. If Saxby Chambliss votes in favor of Amnesty and a new flood of slave laborers, all of his conservative votes will mean nothing to his furious constituents. Damn him if he does...