Update: June 28th 2007 - This bill is now dead! Thank you to the Senators that actually listened to the 85%-97% of their contituency. Click here for the curent story. Here is the complete list of amendments to the bill. The full text of the NEWEST version of the Amnesty Bill S-1639 can be read here.
Commentary: The Senate sponsors of the Amnesty Bill S-1639, A.K.A., S-2611, S-2612, and S-1348 are probably hoping that if they change the heading enough, We The People will lose track of it. At the time of this post, the text of the bill is STILL UNAVAILABLE to the public. We are awaiting release from the Government Print Shop. I wonder who’s palm got greased to make that delay happen. When it becomes available you’ll find it here. I’m sure Kennedy, Spector, Kyl, and McCain are praying you won’t see it till it gets crammed down your throat. Harry Reid has arranged an almost unprecidented manuever to run this piece of crap legislation through. It’s called the “clay pigeon” tactic.
“Under the tentative plan, Reid as early as Friday would launch his target, an amendment encompassing all 22 proposals and shoot it into its component pieces. The Senate would then vote on ending debate on the immigration measure, which would take 60 votes and limit discussion of the bill to 30 more hours. After that interval, all 22 amendments would have to be voted on, with little opportunity for foes to interfere.” More on the “clay pigeon tactic”, can be read here.
Now more than ever we need to be diligent in keeping those Senator’s feet held to the fire.