One tiny flaw: It provided amnesty to nearly all 12 million illegal aliens living in the U.S. today.
I suppose the Judiciary Committee didn't see it coming but a few people objected to the idea of rewarding lawbreakers with citizenship...clearly the xemophobes and racists, right?
For the better part of this past week, Senate Republicans have tried to amend the bill and Democrats have refused hearing them—a filibuster ensued and this morning, Democrats called for cloture on the bill.
The motion failed 39 to 60.
(Cloture would have ended debate and allowed the bill to be brought to the floor for vote.)
Senators Martinez (R-Florida) and Hagel (D-) are off the floor working on a compromise bill—Majority Leader Senator Frist (R-TN) held a press conference this morning in which he announced a compromise bill had been drafted last night.
I wish this was a good thing...I mean, the death of the Judiciary bill is fantastic but so far, the Frist compromise is not that much better.
Here's a breakdown:
I have a question: Where are the ones who will be leaving and where are the bill provisions they state how and when they will be deported??
Hmm...apparently, there are none.