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June 21, 2006

Republican Leaders: Broad Immigration Bill Unlikely

By David Espo, AP Special Correspondent , The Associated Press, June 20, 2006, 11:41PM

“WASHINGTON — In a defeat for President Bush, Republican congressional leaders said Tuesday that broad immigration legislation is all but doomed for the year, a victim of election-year concerns in the House and conservatives' implacable opposition to citizenship for millions of illegal immigrants.

"Our number one priority is to secure the border, and right now I haven't heard a lot of pressure to have a path to citizenship," said Speaker Dennis Hastert, R-Ill., announcing plans for an unusual series of hearings around the nation to begin in August on Senate-passed immigration legislation”.

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ap/politics/3988387.html

Posted by VisaLawyer at June 21, 2006 05:21 AM

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