Will the GOP sneak immigration "reform" through?
Posted Tue, Dec 12, 2005 at 2:12 pm
From "GOP forms strategy to OK guest workers":
Republican leaders will try to pass President Bush's controversial guest-worker proposal without putting it to a direct vote in the House.Please contact all your representatives and let them know exactly how you feel and how you'll vote in the future if they pull something like this.
Observers say the new GOP strategy that begins today is for the House to deal only with the more politically palatable issue of increasing border security and clamping down on employers. Republican leaders then will let the Senate pass some form of a guest-worker plan.
After that vote, senators and House members will merge the House's border security bill with the Senate's legislation in closed-door meetings.
The House will then vote on the final package, which will include some guest-worker provision, according to a GOP aide familiar with the plan, a Colorado lawmaker and other observers.
The strategy is designed to avoid a divisive debate and contentious vote in the House...