July 18 re-launch on Matt.org site

Attention, Readers! Re-think Immigration is moving to its new home tomorrow, Wednesday, July 18. Click here to go to the new website. It is functionally identical to this one except that all past comments will stay archived at this website. Comments to new posts should be posted at the new site and will require a quick, painless sign-up process so that everyone has their own unique username.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

BREAKING: Senate kills "touchback", four-year-minimum amendments

The U.S. Senate voted 53 to 45 to kill the amendment to bill S.1639 that called for illegal immigrants to return to their home countries before obtaining temporary or permanent legal status. This vote eliminated the "touchback requirement" entirely from the bill.

Also dead is the amendment that only illegal immigrants who have been in the country for at least four years may become eligible for legal standing. That vote's tally came in at 79 to 18.

(This is today's last post.)