ILW.COM - the immigration portal Immigration Daily

Home Page


Immigration Daily

Archives

Processing times

Immigration forms

Discussion board

Resources

Blogs

Twitter feed

Immigrant Nation

Attorney2Attorney

CLE Workshops

Immigration books

Advertise on ILW

VIP Network

EB-5

移民日报

About ILW.COM

Connect to us

Make us Homepage

Questions/Comments


SUBSCRIBE



The leading
immigration law
publisher - over
50000 pages of
free information!
Copyright
1995-
ILW.COM,
American
Immigration LLC.

Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: Senates finally kills any hope of HR4437 ever passing and getting enacted

  1. #1
    This little aricle is for my friend immortale who swore that HR4437 stand a better chance of passing then a guest worker bill.

    WEll this article is also for aliba, paddy and the other little dirty rats on this board that think america will enforce immigration law..america shouldnt and would NOT enforce anything untill an amnesty is granted.
    ----------------------------------------

    Senate kills border-security bill
    By Charles Hurt
    THE WASHINGTON TIMES
    April 8, 2006


    The Senate yesterday overwhelmingly rejected a proposal to secure the country's porous borders after years of warning voters of the dire need to do so.
    All but two Democrats and 20 Republicans voted against considering the border security-only bill, the last of three immigration votes in recent days. It was the only proposal that did not contain a guest-worker provision, and which many said would grant amnesty to millions of illegal aliens already in the country.
    "I think politics got in front of policy on this issue," said Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, who voted against the bill. Earlier, the Massachusetts Democrat voted in favor of two border-security proposals that contained guest-worker plans.
    The border-security proposals rejected by the Senate this week would have added 15,000 new Border Patrol agents, authorized unmanned aerial vehicles and cameras to watch the border and built miles of strategically placed fencing along the U.S.-Mexico border. They also would have created tough new penalties for human smugglers and expedited removal of terrorists and gang members from the United States.
    The border security-only measure died yesterday on a 36-62 vote, 24 "ayes" short of the 60 required.
    The vote ended several weeks of wrangling over a complicated legislative issue and capped several days of furious political maneuvering.
    It immediately followed the collapse of a deal that Democrats and Republicans reached Thursday, which both sides agreed would have garnered between 60 and 70 votes in the Senate.
    That deal came apart as Democrats refused to allow consideration of several Republican amendments, including one that would have barred U.S. citizenship for any illegal alien convicted of a felony or three misdemeanors or who had ignored a court order to leave the country.
    "The blame should be placed squarely on the shoulders of the Senate minority leader, Democrat Harry Reid," said Sen. Lindsey O. Graham, South Carolina Republican, who defied public opinion in his conservative state to support the deal. "We had a compromise that would have secured an overwhelming vote in the Senate. But Reid decided he would procedurally kill the bill."
    Initially, there were more than 300 amendments proposed to the measure. Republicans whittled that down to 20. But Mr. Reid refused to consider them because, he said, they were aimed at weakening the legislation.
    Also, Mr. Reid, who for weeks criticized Republican leadership for moving too fast on immigration reform, began accusing Republicans of trying to delay the bill with votes on amendments.
    "I think there's always room for amendments," Mr. Kennedy said yesterday when asked whether the Republican amendments were out of order.


    Asked whether Mr. Reid, then, was to blame for the deal's collapse, Mr. Kennedy didn't answer directly: "There's enough blame to really go around."
    Republicans and other observers said that Democrats -- with prodding from Sen. Charles E. Schumer of New York -- ripped a page from the playbook of House Republicans in the early 1990s when they were in the minority. By scuttling immigration reform, Democrats denied Republicans an important victory in an election year.
    "It's not gone forward because there's a political advantage for Democrats not to have an immigration bill," said Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Arlen Specter, Pennsylvania Republican.
    Mr. Specter said his committee will take up the remnants of the immigration proposals in his committee when the Senate returns from a two-week Easter recess. He vowed to have a new bill within 10 days.
    Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, who left for Eastern Europe and Russia shortly after yesterday's votes, said he hopes to bring immigration legislation to the Senate floor again this year, but declined to discuss a timetable.
    Jim Manley, spokesman for Mr. Reid, said Democrats are eager to address the issue again.
    "We can deal with that instead of such things as the eliminating the estate tax, the ***-marriage ban or the flag-burning amendment," he said

  2. #2
    This little aricle is for my friend immortale who swore that HR4437 stand a better chance of passing then a guest worker bill.

    WEll this article is also for aliba, paddy and the other little dirty rats on this board that think america will enforce immigration law..america shouldnt and would NOT enforce anything untill an amnesty is granted.
    ----------------------------------------

    Senate kills border-security bill
    By Charles Hurt
    THE WASHINGTON TIMES
    April 8, 2006


    The Senate yesterday overwhelmingly rejected a proposal to secure the country's porous borders after years of warning voters of the dire need to do so.
    All but two Democrats and 20 Republicans voted against considering the border security-only bill, the last of three immigration votes in recent days. It was the only proposal that did not contain a guest-worker provision, and which many said would grant amnesty to millions of illegal aliens already in the country.
    "I think politics got in front of policy on this issue," said Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, who voted against the bill. Earlier, the Massachusetts Democrat voted in favor of two border-security proposals that contained guest-worker plans.
    The border-security proposals rejected by the Senate this week would have added 15,000 new Border Patrol agents, authorized unmanned aerial vehicles and cameras to watch the border and built miles of strategically placed fencing along the U.S.-Mexico border. They also would have created tough new penalties for human smugglers and expedited removal of terrorists and gang members from the United States.
    The border security-only measure died yesterday on a 36-62 vote, 24 "ayes" short of the 60 required.
    The vote ended several weeks of wrangling over a complicated legislative issue and capped several days of furious political maneuvering.
    It immediately followed the collapse of a deal that Democrats and Republicans reached Thursday, which both sides agreed would have garnered between 60 and 70 votes in the Senate.
    That deal came apart as Democrats refused to allow consideration of several Republican amendments, including one that would have barred U.S. citizenship for any illegal alien convicted of a felony or three misdemeanors or who had ignored a court order to leave the country.
    "The blame should be placed squarely on the shoulders of the Senate minority leader, Democrat Harry Reid," said Sen. Lindsey O. Graham, South Carolina Republican, who defied public opinion in his conservative state to support the deal. "We had a compromise that would have secured an overwhelming vote in the Senate. But Reid decided he would procedurally kill the bill."
    Initially, there were more than 300 amendments proposed to the measure. Republicans whittled that down to 20. But Mr. Reid refused to consider them because, he said, they were aimed at weakening the legislation.
    Also, Mr. Reid, who for weeks criticized Republican leadership for moving too fast on immigration reform, began accusing Republicans of trying to delay the bill with votes on amendments.
    "I think there's always room for amendments," Mr. Kennedy said yesterday when asked whether the Republican amendments were out of order.


    Asked whether Mr. Reid, then, was to blame for the deal's collapse, Mr. Kennedy didn't answer directly: "There's enough blame to really go around."
    Republicans and other observers said that Democrats -- with prodding from Sen. Charles E. Schumer of New York -- ripped a page from the playbook of House Republicans in the early 1990s when they were in the minority. By scuttling immigration reform, Democrats denied Republicans an important victory in an election year.
    "It's not gone forward because there's a political advantage for Democrats not to have an immigration bill," said Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Arlen Specter, Pennsylvania Republican.
    Mr. Specter said his committee will take up the remnants of the immigration proposals in his committee when the Senate returns from a two-week Easter recess. He vowed to have a new bill within 10 days.
    Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, who left for Eastern Europe and Russia shortly after yesterday's votes, said he hopes to bring immigration legislation to the Senate floor again this year, but declined to discuss a timetable.
    Jim Manley, spokesman for Mr. Reid, said Democrats are eager to address the issue again.
    "We can deal with that instead of such things as the eliminating the estate tax, the ***-marriage ban or the flag-burning amendment," he said

  3. #3
    Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, who left for Eastern Europe and Russia shortly after yesterday's votes, said he hopes to bring immigration legislation to the Senate floor again this year, but declined to discuss a timetable.
    Jim Manley, spokesman for Mr. Reid, said Democrats are eager to address the issue again.
    "We can deal with that instead of such things as the eliminating the estate tax, the ***-marriage ban or the flag-burning amendment," he said.

    -----------------------

    Sounds like they will go right back at it as soon as they return from the recess, so i would advice all the anti immigrants rats that the consensus is that they all seems really eager to get somehing passed before the end of april and the president will enact the bill on june 15th 2006.

    remember this date..june 15th 2006 will be known as the day of amnesty 2006 where 20 million mexican,irish,haitians,africans, arabs get a taste of the largest amnesty ever seen in the world.

Similar Threads

  1. Fingerprints expired after passing Naturalization Interview..?!
    By dido0022 in forum Immigration Discussion
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 06-17-2012, 04:09 PM
  2. Replies: 6
    Last Post: 04-20-2011, 10:31 AM
  3. HR4437 VS KENNEDY/MCCAIN BILL POLL NUMBERS
    By jean2005 in forum Immigration Discussion
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 04-11-2006, 06:12 PM
  4. Contact Congress re: Passing more equitable immigration laws
    By Stormie in forum Immigration Discussion
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 07-24-2004, 11:19 AM
  5. Bush's Amnesty ain't passing -- the proof
    By moondin in forum Immigration Discussion
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 05-24-2004, 12:05 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Put Free Immigration Law Headlines On Your Website

Immigration Daily: the news source for legal professionals. Free! Join 35000+ readers Enter your email address here: