Washington (CNN) – Opponents of a bipartisan Senate effort to reform the nation's immigration policies calculate that dragging out debate by offering so-called "poison pill" amendments designed to tank support and stoking conservative ire on the airwaves will derail the proposal.
It is a strategy that stymied the immigration overhaul efforts of 2007.
After seeing the vote yesterday in the Senate, I've lost all confidence in Congress to get anything right. The 113th Congress is just as bad the 112th.
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Please proceed, GOPers/Teatrolls. I assure you, doing this kind of thing will instantly halt the approach of your demographic armageddon. /wink
Immirgation dont worry about the white house leaders, you all have the right to live in the united states, they people is letting the people from other countries come to america an let them have what they want an now they bombing the people in america.
Not funny. CNN omitted the part where Rubio begged his colleagues to support this measure before Obama did it for him.
They seek amnesty is all. Everyone knows that.
WOW more name calling. It's all they have.
Democrats and labor unions killed immigration reform in 2007. No doubt they will do it again to keep the issue alive in future elections. Wake up hispanics! You are being played for fools by the Democrats just as the blacks have been played for decades.
The Anti-Bill of Rights people don't have a chance and they know it hence the name calling.
But it's what republicans do best - drag it on for months wasting everyone's time and then yell NO.
Gotcha politics at it's worst. Gotcha thinking repubs were reasonable for a while before they showed their stinky little minds.
They already have the poison pill- it is the border "security" clause. The GOP will never allow immigration reform to go forward as long as there is anything to be said about the border.
Have no fear, the cowards will stop this as well.
Has anyone considered border security with these new drones our country is using. Then we could also save a ton of money by paying rewards to those who turn in the illegal immigrants for deportation. If they want to be here they can do it legally the same way all of our LEGAL immigrants did. Think of all the money we could save on all the social programs that are spent on illegals every year that Americans can't hope to qualify for while half our Americans are living at poverty level. I'm sure the Americans would welcome the chance to earn some reward money to feed their families with so many out of work now.