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Jeff Flake: STRIVE Act (House amnesty) doesn't have a prayer. But...

Some comments from Rep. Jeff Flake ("Smiley"; R-AZ) on the Flake-Gutierrez STRIVE Act (House amnesty) are here. Asked whether it has a chance:

Not a prayer. No, I just don't see the Democrats wanting to take it up. I mean with the Senate bill dead I just don't think there's going to be any serious comprehensive legislation to move. There may be some political statement legislation or some single elements go through... maybe [agriculture] jobs [AgJOBS] or something, but I just don't see comprehensive reform moving at all.

In a way, this is actually a bad thing: it's harder to push through something "comprehensive" like the Senate bill or the STRIVE Act, but it's easier to push through bits and pieces like AgJOBS or the DREAM Act.

Immigration2007a · Thu, 07/19/2007 - 19:52 · Importance: 1