Immigration Reform Passes Senate, House Leadership Calls Bill A “Pipe Dream”
Immigration reform was able to pass the Senate but the real battle will be in the House, where it’s likely to die. House republicans are against previsions in the bill that would allow for a pathway for aliens to achieve citizenship. The House version, calls for a pathway to permanent resident status but no pathway to citizenship which basically leaves 11 million undocumented aliens as 2nd class citizens with no hope to ever get citizenship.
Immigration reform is half-way to its goal: The Senate passed a comprehensive bill this afternoon 68 to 32. The bill is loaded with tech-industry goodies, including more foreign visas, a special visa for startup entrepreneurs, and unlimited space for brainiac inventors and scientists.
However, Republican leaders in the House of Representatives have unspecified issues with the bill and say the Senate version is a “pipe dream.”
“Apparently some haven’t gotten the message: The House is not going to take up and vote on whatever the Senate passes. We’re going to do our own bill — through regular order — and move the legislation that reflects the will of our majority and the will of the American people,” said speaker of the House, John Boehner at a press conference on Capitol Hill.
The House is intent on moving things through an orderly process of debate, revisions, and committee hearings. Currently…
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