Friday, April 07, 2006

Senate Vote Shelves Immigration Bill

A carefully crafted compromise that supporters had claimed could win an overwhelming majority received only 38 of the 60 votes necessary to protect it from weakening amendments by opponents.

Republicans were united in the 38-60 parliamentary vote but Democrats, who have insisted on no amendments, lost six votes from their members.


Earlier Friday, President Bush prodded lawmakers to keeping trying to reach an agreement, but both sides said the odds were increasing that a breakthrough would not occur until Congress returns from a two-week recess. Read the full article here.

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3 Comments:

At Fri Apr 07, 05:17:00 PM 2006, Blogger HappyStayAtHomeMom said...

This is a big step thanks in part to the outstanding efforts of NumbersUSA members. But the fight is not over! If you would like to help fight against the amnesty bills with us please check out numbersusa.com., register (for FREE), and start sending FREE faxes to your Senators today!

 
At Fri Apr 14, 10:47:00 AM 2006, Blogger Eric M. Meyer said...

The "We Need a Fence" campaign is phenomenal. Taxpayers are stuck with paying billions to compensate for illegal aliens from Mexico. Border state property is trampled on and ruined, livestock has been killed for food by these illegals, and many residents along the border don't even allow their children to play out in the yard unless they are outside watching them and are armed. This doesn't sound like America, and it gets worse with time. We need to make lawmakers understand that the American people are fed up with this issue and the fact that no viable sollutions have been offered. Our elected officials need to understand we will not vote for them unless they start making a serious effort to secure our border. Amnesty is an entire other issue, but right now our border must be secured for our country, our families, our values, and our children.
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At Wed Apr 19, 10:33:00 PM 2006, Blogger boisd'arc said...

Most Americans don't realize how serious this matter is...how much it is costing them and the threat not only to our security but to our way of life. In 2004, my son was in Parkland Hospital in Dallas for over 2 months. While there, we noticed that by far most people in the hospital spoke spanish. We also noticed that there was a large number of baby's leaving each day...mostly Mexican. We were told by a hospital employee that they averaged delivering 100 babys daily and that by far the majority were to undocumented aliens (Mexicans). While we paid over a million dollars for my sons stay there (burn center), they were walking out paying nothing in most cases. The American taxpayer took up the slack for them. Then of course, the babys bacame American citizens and eligible for taxpayer assistance. It is totally maddening and getting worse daily. Keep in mind, this is just one hospital doing this. There are others. As far as destroying our way of life, recently a friend moved in a new sub division only to have 4 Mexican familys buy and move into a house next door. Obviously, their property value dropped immediately. Not because Mexicans moved in but because of the 4 families living in one 3 bedroom house. The locale has since passed a law that only so many people can live in a house based on the number of bedrooms. This issue is far more dangerous to the American way of life than terriost...at least in my opinion.

 

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