Immigration Reform KIA
Any chance at reforming the United State’s immigration policy was killed in action today, and will probably remain so until 2009.
The US Senate voted today 46 to 53 to move along with the reform, meaning that the proposal did not receive the 60 required votes-or even the majority-to continue debate.From the AP:
Voting to allow the bill to proceed by ending debate were 33 Democrats, 12 Republicans and independent Joe Lieberman, Conn. Voting to block the bill by not limiting debate were 37 Republicans, 15 Democrats and independent Bernard Sanders, Vt. Tim Johnson, D-S.D., did not vote.
Other attempts at immigration reform were tried last year, and twice this year.
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