Today, the Senate floor agreed to the cloture motion and to send it to the Senate Committee of Appropriation with the request to report back. Accordingly, no amendments can be attached to this bill henceforth. It appears that no immigration bills were able to make it to be attached to this bill. The Congress must pass this continuing resolution bill by midnight of February 15, 2007.
With the grim prediction of the immigration visa numbers today by the U.S. Department of State, the immigrant community is extremely frustrated and agonized as their last hope for an opportunity to attach certain immigration bills to this Appropriations bill evaporates.