Many conservatives are not exactly happy with the immigration reform bill.
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John Fund for the Wall Street Journal:. Supporters acknowledge that the delicately balanced legislation could collapse if a single destructive amendment is attached to it.
Its sponsors admit they want to minimize the political debate. John McCain, a key architect of the bill.
The new bill is set to pass with much less analysis in the Senate than the law, known as Simpson-Mazzoli, had. Senators did not even receive the bill draft until midnight Saturday. After a test vote scheduled for today, Majority Leader Harry Reid is planning a final vote on the bill this Thursday, only one week after the compromise was struck. Even a key supporter of the bill, Sen. Hopefully, the majority leader would allow it to carry over beyond the Memorial Day recess so we could complete it.
Why do they want to rush it through Congress you ask? Because giving it more time will provide Americans, not just politicians, to review the bill and to criticize it… as is already happening:.
From there, it has spread all over the net, of course. But the published version is a big, clunky PDF file which, if you like, you can download here. Hugh Hewitt summarized the bill so that even the literally challenged, such as yours truly, can understand it.
All the tough talk about enforcement is a cover…. Meanwhile, all the controversy has created one little problem for those who support the bill: they are the minority.
Fewer than 20 senators are publicly committed to supporting the immigration deal that hits the Senate floor today while nearly 40 are already opposed or have serious concerns, underscoring how difficult it will be for President Bush and his allies to craft a coalition that can pass the bill.
Edited post: something went wrong which made it look like I wrote something John Fund actually wrote.
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