Do or Die Senate Vote Set for Immigration Proposal

Ann All

The controversial immigration proposal that has been stalled in the Senate is up for a crucial vote tomorrow, and observers agree it's too close to call.


The bill needs the support of 60 senators to move forward, and neither Republicans nor Democrats seem able to say whether that will happen, according to an Associated Press article published in Forbes.


Even if the bill makes it through the Senate, it will face a tough reception in the House, where an immigration proposal died last year.


Despite intense lobbying by Bill Gates and other high-tech honchos, the current proposal has few fans at tech companies -- at least in its current form. As reported in a New York Times story published at CNET, a proposed amendment from Sens. Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) and Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) includes a number of requirements that would make the bill more appealing to tech employers, including a five-year period for companies to modify their hiring practices to accommodate the new merit-based point system for green card applicants.

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Jun 25, 2007 6:31 AM Progressive Geek Progressive Geek  says:
This is one bill that needs to die. It is continually resurrected by corporate interests. It will do no one any good, except for the corporations. Please encourage your senator to vote no on cloture.progressivegeek.comA progressive cast for the working caste Reply

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