Immigration Amnesty Bill Fails in Senate

Excerpt: A plan to reform America's immigration laws and allow millions of illegal aliens now within its borders to pay a fine and become legal has floundered in the Senate and been set aside – for now, although its backers say the plan will return, and probably soon. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said the issue may be brought up again, with McConnell advising, "I wouldn't wait a whole long time to do it."

Indeed, as Fox News reports, "all the GOP lawmakers who spoke with Fox News were upbeat that the legislation could be revived soon – even within a matter of weeks, with one negotiator noting that last year's bill was first pulled from the floor by then-Majority Leader Bill Frist before it was brought back up again and passed."

And Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham said he and Reid are confident the bill will be back.

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