June 15th, 2007
09:01 AM ET
11 years ago

Immigration bill will come back to Senate, leaders say

Watch CNN's Dana Bash report how the immigration bill was revived.

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Just a week after an immigration reform bill appeared to stall on the Senate floor, Senate leaders reached a bipartisan deal Thursday evening to bring it back for consideration as early as the end of next week.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell issued a joint statement announcing debate on the measure will resume after the Senate finishes work on an energy bill expected to take up most of next week.

Details of the agreement have so far not been disclosed. However, senators and aides familiar with the deal said it will allow for consideration of about 20 amendments once debate resumes.

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  1. Will - Miami, FL

    And if it does (come back), it will come back to bite those that voted for it in the rear. Voters will "fire" enveryone up for reelection during the next election.

    I'm amazed! Not only does this "republican/conservative" president/party undermine our constitution, they also outspend most democratic administrations in our history. They actually want to "fix" the bill by adding $4 billion more?!?!?!

    How about this, don't pass ANY bill – simply enforce current laws and build the fence that you already have money for!


    June 15, 2007 10:57 am at 10:57 am |
  2. Jim Williams Charlotte,NC

    Why don't our leaders get it? The public understands...If people are here illegally they are CRIMINALS! They broke the law! Hello!!! THis is so easy to see that Stevie Wonder could see it...I'm sick to death of hearing these illegals demanding their "rights"...what, do they think they are citizens just because they swam across the border with =out getting caught? We CAN'T afford to give all these people free health care, education, room and board, etc.
    Stop the madness now!!!

    June 15, 2007 12:13 pm at 12:13 pm |
  3. Anonymous

    What kind of message does this send to the rest of the world?

    It's okay to illegally sneak into the USA, because you just be allowed to become a citizen anyway?

    Does Bush and Congress have any idea about what to do about the taboo issue of how to deal with population and birth control?

    Do the math and the USA may have a population crisis similar to that of China in 20 years. There already not enough housing, jobs, and public transportation available for the huge surge in population growth in many cities.

    [b]Who knew Bush and Congress are neck and neck with record low approval ratings![/b]

    June 15, 2007 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  4. Olga, North Richland Hills, TX

    So, let me see if I'm understanding correctly....George Bush's "legacy" is on death row, convicted by the american people for attempted murder of our country and he's had a $4.4 billion last minute conversion?

    June 15, 2007 03:52 pm at 3:52 pm |
  5. Jeannie M. Sacramento, CA

    Earth to Bush and LULAC and La Raza and all the pro-illegal alien supporters out there: What, in the word ILLEGAL, don't you understand? I'm now writing to all my friends in Asia and Europe who are waiting patiently in line for legal entry. I'm telling them to jump on the next plane as a "tourist," come over and overextend their stay because the immigration waters in the US is just fine! They'll be forgiven somehow!

    June 15, 2007 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  6. "

    Somebody should tell those liberal jerks in Congress that they should put an add in the Mexico City newspaper which says "FOR SALE CHEAPLY, U.S. CITIZENSHIP

    June 15, 2007 05:29 pm at 5:29 pm |
  7. Ann, Brunswick, ME

    Harry Reid savors the position of deciding life and death situations. Have you watched him, the expressions on his face? My God! I feel like I'm watching an XXX-Rated movie. The lust on his face and in the words coming from his mouth are like a foul stench. A little knowledge doth make thee mad, Harry.

    June 15, 2007 08:31 pm at 8:31 pm |