Thursday, May 25, 2006

Immigration bill passed without Majority support

I am having an insane week, but not chaotic enough to report briefly on this
The U.S. Senate on Thursday easily passed an immigration overhaul that would give millions of illegal immigrants a chance to become American citizens, as supporters braced for a bruising battle with the House of Representatives.

The Senate voted 62-36 for the bipartisan bill that couples border security and enforcement with a guest worker program that would put most of the 11 million to 12 million illegal immigrants on a path to U.S. citizenship.

There is going to be a HUGE fight in the negotiations with the House leadership. When they passed HR4437 back in December, I'm sure Sensenbrenner could not have ever imagined that the Senate would do the unthinkable: pass sweeping immigration legislation without the support of a majority of Republicans.

Check out the Nays from the roll call:

Alexander (R-TN)
Allard (R-CO)
Allen (R-VA)
Bond (R-MO)
Bunning (R-KY)
Burns (R-MT)
Burr (R-NC)
Byrd (D-WV)
Chambliss (R-GA)
Coburn (R-OK)
Cochran (R-MS)
Cornyn (R-TX)
Crapo (R-ID)
DeMint (R-SC)
Dole (R-NC)
Dorgan (D-ND)
Ensign (R-NV)
Enzi (R-WY)
Grassley (R-IA)
Hatch (R-UT)
Hutchison (R-TX)
Inhofe (R-OK)
Isakson (R-GA)
Kyl (R-AZ)
Lott (R-MS)
Nelson (D-NE)
Roberts (R-KS)
Santorum (R-PA)
Sessions (R-AL)
Shelby (R-AL)
Stabenow (D-MI)
Sununu (R-NH)
Talent (R-MO)
Thomas (R-WY)
Thune (R-SD)
Vitter (R-LA)

There are a whole lotta Rs behind those names.


Here's some kettle corn as we watch them completely implode over the next few months just in time for congressional elections.

Of course, Duke1676 has much, much more analysis over at Migra Matters.

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