Amnesty Bill Defeated...For Now
The wildly unpopular immigration bill before the Senate, which would have granted legal status to millions of illegal aliens and drew criticism from both sides of the aisle, appears to have been defeated, at least for now:
WASHINGTON (AP) - A broad immigration bill to legalize millions of people in the U.S. unlawfully failed a crucial test vote Thursday, a stunning setback that could spell its defeat for the year.The bill has been sprinkled with Holy Water. Now we just need someone to drive a stake through its vile, black heart.
The vote was 45-50 against limiting debate on the bill, 15 short of the 60 that the bill's supporters needed to prevail. Most Republicans voted to block Democrats' efforts to bring the bill to a final vote.