Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., walks along the U.S.-Mexico border fence as he arrives for a news conference at the San Ysidro Port of Entry in San Diego, Wednesday, March, 22, 2006. Reid was scheduled to speak to tout Democratic proposals for border security.
ASSociated Press: Reid Threatens Filibuster on Immigration
As the Senate prepares to tackle the most sweeping immigration reforms in years, a top Democrat vowed Wednesday to do everything in his power, including filibuster, to thwart Majority Leader Bill Frist’s proposed overhaul.
Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said he would “use every procedural means at my disposal” to prevent Frist from bypassing the Judiciary Committee. Frist, R-Tenn., has made clear the Senate will take up his proposal next week if the 18-member committee fails to complete a broader bill.
“If Leader Frist brings a bill to the floor that does not have the approval of the Judiciary Committee, it will not get out of the Senate,” Reid told reporters at the San Ysidro border crossing, a few steps from Tijuana, Mexico.
These immigration issues have been festering for years. The country is due a full debate and a decision.
The United States also demands enforcement of exisitng laws.
Senator Frist should break the logjam and call up the bill.
MAKE the whining Democrat LEFT vote on the issue.
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