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Amnesty’s "Touch Back" Requirement Ditched

From an elated Associated Press:

Return-home amendment defeated

By JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON — The Senate on Wednesday killed a Republican proposal to require all adult illegal immigrants to return home temporarily in order to qualify for permanent lawful status in this country.

The vote was 53-45 to table an amendment by Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, R-Texas, that was one of several proposals designed to respond to conservatives who decry President Bush’s immigration bill as a form of amnesty.

The bill could grant lawful status to as many as 12 million illegal immigrants as long as they passed background checks and paid fines and fees. Heads of household seeking permanent legal residency would have to return home to apply for green cards, however.

Without her amendment, Hutchison said shortly before the vote, “the amnesty tag that has been put on this bill will remain. It is the key issue in the bill for the American people.” …

“It’s going to be a rough ride,” said Sen. Arlen Specter, R-Pa., an architect of the bill. “We’re in trench warfare.”

What a shock, huh?

“It’s going to be a rough ride,” said Sen. Arlen Specter, R-Pa., an architect of the bill. “We’re in trench warfare.”

Yes, our “representatives” have declared war on us.

This article was posted by Steve on Wednesday, June 27th, 2007. Comments are currently closed.

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