Immigration bill doesn’t have the votes

18 05 2007

Cross posted from   Right Truth

Political Bulletin has the best comprehensive coverage of the latest immigration bill in congress. Looking at all the major coverage, it seems the big worry is the bill won’t pass the House. Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she won’t bring it up unless President Bush can guarantee he will produce 70 Republican backers.

Some illegals are saying that paying $5,000, waiting between eight and 13 years, and having to return home is too much … they will instead continue to remain here illegally. They would get the “Z-visa” only when the border security requirements are completed.

As George Stephanopoulos said on ABC World News, “Both Republicans and Democrats in the Senate say they think it can get through the Senate with more than 60 votes next week. But after that, it has to go to the House. That’s where the political terrain gets very tough. … There are political and substantive reasons. You have Democrats, including the Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, who says the Senate bill has to be improved on the issues of family and guest workers. You have a lot of Republicans who don’t like the legalization provisions at all. They call it amnesty. And finally, politically, you have a lot of vulnerable Democrats who say they will not go along with this bill.” (more)

Fred Thompson on the new immigration bill:

“With this bill, the American people are going to think they are being sold the same bill of goods as before on border security. We should scrap this bill and the whole debate until we can convince the American people that we have secured the borders or at least have made great headway.” (via The Corner and The Bill T Blog)

Geraldo Rivera, on Fox and Friends this morning, blamed the large number of illegal aliens in the United States on September 11, 2001. He said before September 11 illegals could flow back and forth across the border, visiting family and friends in Mexico at will. But after September 11, the borders were secure and the illegals were terrorized at the border and could not return home, thus being forced to stay here. Oh. My. Goodness. What a retarded, ignorant, bloviating, bag of gas Geraldo is. He never ceases to make me gag.

Other observations on the immigration bill:

THURS MAY 17 Attack of the Conservative Drama Queens (on immigration bill), The Pink Flamingo:

This is not the end of the world as we know it.

Learning Straight Up, “Lighten up, it could be worse.”

Here is what conservatives need to do: Get it going fast and DEMAND it be funded and enforced. Tell congress to shit or get off the pot. Make it do something useful. And then if it fails, congress takes the blame for passing bad laws.What conservatives cannot do is fracture their party over this bill and this one issue.

That would play straight into the democrat’s hands.

Adams Blog must be dreaming, he asks us to “Imagine a President …”

Imagine a Presidential Candidate who will tell you the truth, not in some fake polished attempt at “Straight Talk” but the honest, politically incorrect truth.

Other immigration:
Where will the next 20 million illegal aliens come from?, John W. Lillpop at Illegals Must Go
Traitor Alert, GA Crime Watch
Senate Amnetsy Agreement Reached, The Undocumented Blogger

Don’t forget the March for America June 14 – 16. Details at Let Freedom Ring and The Uncooperative Blogger

Not related:
Fireworks for Kids Doesn’t Give Fireworks to Kids, Blog For Cox

This was a production of The Coalition Against Illegal Immigration (CAII). If you would like to participate, please go to the above link to learn more. Afterwards, email the coalition and let us know at what level you would like to participate.

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