Immigration Debate Update: Third Vote, No Progress
May 16, 2006, 08:41 PM
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Senator Dorgan (D-North Dakota) introduced an amendment which would remove the provision (from S.2611) allowing a certain number of guest workers into the United States annually—roughly 325,000.

Please remember, these 325,000 guest workers are in addition to the 1.5 million "special" agriculture workers who would be allowed in every year—the agriculture workers would also be eligible for legal permanent residency.

There was a motion to table the amendment (kill it) and...it passed.

Votes: YEA 69 Nay 28

This is not a good day for immigration reform...this means a lot of Republicans voted to basically maintain the status quo.

Good job...umm...conservatives.