Kennedy speaks out after defeat of the immigration bill

Plan B

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.

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Deal or no deal?

Immigration | A backroom compromise on immigration reform has outraged lawmakers and citizens of every political stripe
by Mark Bergin
Posted 6/02/07, 12:00 am

On Sunday, May 20, one day after the release of a Senate proposal for comprehensive immigration reform, Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina predicted boldly on Fox News that the piece of much-anticipated legislation would pass overwhelmingly. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada, likewise foreseeing little resistance, outlined plans for a vote before the Memorial Day recess.

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Lifting the welcome mat?

Immigration | Once supporters of a guest-worker program, Capitol Hill Democrats now have to face restrictionists in their own party
by John Dawson
Posted 11/25/06, 12:00 am

Match a president who introduced the idea of a revolutionary guest-worker program with a new Congress led by lawmakers who had previously supported the idea, and the thought of President George W. Bush signing into law meaningful immigration reform is not only viable but likely.

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