Immigration | Immigration reform is dead, but a long-term decline in immigration is likely anyway
by Mark Bergin
Posted 7/14/07, 12:00 am
Supporters of the Senate's comprehensive immigration reform bill expressed frustration and disappointment with the legislation's ultimate demise last month. Democratic backers sought to pin the bill's failure on President George W. Bush-just one more shortcoming of a dysfunctional administration, they charged. Defeated Republicans lashed out at members of their own party for caving to the political heat of a talk-radio-led conservative outcry.