Louisiana Political News Wire
Republican rebels vow to block immigration bill
Louisiana Political News Service (excerpt)
WASHINGTON (AFP) - Rebel Republicans vowed Thursday to use every legislative trick at their disposal to kill a fresh Senate bid to grant a path to eventual citizenship for 12 million illegal immigrants.
The measure, part of a sweeping immigration reform, one of President George W. Bush's last hopes for a signature second term domestic achievement, stalled two weeks ago, but is expected to get a second chance early next week.
But Republican opponents, pressured by conservative activists, have branded the bill as "amnesty" for those who broke the law to get into America, and rejected a 4.4 billion dollar attempt to placate them with a border crackdown.
"Many of us are going to use every procedural tool we can to try to stop this bill," said Louisiana Republican Senator David Vitter.
"Exactly how that will play out, I can't predict."
LPNS COMMENTARY: Thought For Today:
"Calling an illegal alien an "Undocumented Immigrant"
is like calling a drug dealer an "Unlicensed Pharmacist".
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