26 July 2007 at 3:16 PM EST

Immigration Update: No Amnesty Until 2013?

Posted by Mike Tate in Immigration Update | Comments (0) | Permalink

From yesterday's Washington Times:

Rep. Rahm Emanuel of Illinois, an architect of the Democratic campaign that regained control of the House last year, says his party will not attempt comprehensive immigration reform until at least the second term of a prospective Democratic president.

So no amnesty until 2013? Immigration Chronicles (a blog by the Houston Chronicle) rightly questions "why would Emanuel want to wait until the lame duck term of a Democratic president? Is he too worried about backlash at the ballots from voters if his party ushers in amnesty for illegal immigrants?" An accurate answer is yes, based on how a few of the Democrats up for re-election in 2008 switched their amnesty vote last month.

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