No Deal on Immigration
Posted on Apr 7, 2006
The immigration bill, which seemed to have majority support, failed in the Senate Friday amid efforts to amend the bill. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) called the amendments proposed by conservative Republicans “filibuster by amendment.” So much for the hyped bipartisan compromise on immigration reform.
WASHINGTON, April 7—A carefully constructed compromise on immigration reform apparently fell apart in the Senate today after Democrats fended off conservative Republican efforts to amend the agreement and an effort to cut off debate failed by a lopsided vote.
After the 60-to-38 vote, the Senate returned to routine business, sidelining a two-week effort to find a way of dealing with the estimated 11 million people who are living in the country illegally.