Immigration Debate Update: Stand-off On The Hill
April 05, 2006, 07:20 PM
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Here's the deal:

Senate Republicans want to amend the pending legislation to limit the number of illegal immigrants who would qualify for temporary Visas.

Senate Democrats want to bill to remain "as-is" to allow Visas for nearly all 12 million illegal aliens in the U.S. today.

Therefore...

Democrats are objecting to every proposed amendment and Republicans refuse to end debate and allow a floor vote.

Democrats don't have the 60 votes necessary to end debate and Republicans are not backing down on the amendment process.

Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist is scheduled to speak on the floor at 3:15 EST and maybe get things moving...we'll see.

Hopefully this bill will just die...no bill is better than the garbage we have now.