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Thursday, June 28, 2007

Immigration Bill Dead?

The Immigration reform bill failed a major cloture vote today, possibly signaling the end of any chance of immigration reform before the 2008 elections.
AP: Senate blocks immigration bill.

WASHINGTON - The Senate drove a stake Thursday through President Bush’s plan to legalize millions of unlawful immigrants, likely postponing major action on immigration until after the 2008 elections.

The bill’s supporters fell 14 votes short of the 60 needed to limit debate and clear the way for final passage of the legislation, which critics assailed as offering amnesty to illegal immigrants. The vote was 46 to 53 in favor of limiting the debate.

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