Thursday, June 14, 2007

6/14 Update - Return of the Bill Soon

S. 1348, the Senate "Comprehensive Immigration Reform" bill is clearly on the way back.

Please click through to these can't-miss articles. First, from RIGHTWINGNEWS:

Yesterday, a GOP aide, who is one of my sources in the Senate, gave me the rundown on what's happening with the Senate immigration bill (this is the same person who I talked to last week about the bill).

First off, it does look like the Senate immigration bill is coming back. The conventional wisdom seems to be that it's going to be brought up right before the July 4th break, so that the Senate Republican leadership can try to use that as leverage to get votes (in other words, "vote for the bill or we'll have to waste your vacation time until you do").

This is despite the fact that the conservative leaders of the anti-amnesty movement are refusing to cooperate, and won't give Mitch McConnell a list of amendments that they want considered. My source tells me that the reason for this is that the game has now been rigged. McConnell is essentially promising to bring the amendments up in exchange for cloture votes, but he's publicly saying that they will strip any problematic amendments out in committee.


Also read Michelle Malkin today.

The $4.4 billion grand ruse

WashTimes reports that President Bush will offer his amnesty "confidence-builder" in a speech this morning:


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