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apnair2002 09-21-2006 01:46 PM

http://www.immigration-law.com/
 
09/21/2006: Immigration Legislation Battle Moves from CIR to DHS Appropriation Legislation

Congress has only little more than a week left before its scheduled recess and with the death of CIR, the Republican Congress has been busy to pass highly election politics charged border security only and enforcement only legislative bills before the recess. The House has already passed so-called Voter ID bill by 228:196 and the Senate voted the Border Fence bill by 94:0 which has already been passed by the House. This latter bill is expected to pass the Senate next Monday.
Republican strategists intend to add these bills to the DHS Appropriation Bill which must be passed by the Congress. There is also ongoing movement to add legal immigration bills to the Appropriation Bill. The Republican strategists has reportedly obtained the President's coimmitment to sign the bills once these bills are passed, but such strategies are strongly opposed by the immigration interest groups including AILA and there is a massive lobbying to block such legislation. The Republican strategists also face unexpected internal opposition to such strategy by Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Thad Cochran (R-Mass) who reportedly stated that he would not add any legislaive language onto the spending bills that could slow their progress in the final days before the coming recess.
For the report, please click here.

nomi 09-21-2006 01:53 PM

Latest updates and news as of 9/21/06 at 12:46 pm Central Time
 
Pre-election Enforcement Push Underway

(September 21): Today, the House is voting on three enforcement measures: H.R. 4830 (would create explicit penalties for construction and/or use of a border tunnel), H.R. 6094 (would provide for the detention of dangerous aliens, the removal of deportable criminal aliens, and the inadmissibility and deportability of aliens participating in street gang activity), and H.R. 6095 (would clarify state and local law enforcement’s inherent authority to enforce Federal immigration laws; would increase the number of U.S. attorneys prosecuting alien smuggling cases; and would overturn a decades-old court injunction that impedes the Federal government’s use of expedited removal procedures with respect to aliens from El Salvador. The first order of business will be a vote on a rule that determines the nature of debate on the three bills.

Also today, the Senate has resumed debate on H.R. 6061, the Secure Fence Act of 2006, although other business will be conducted as well. The bill cannot be filibustered because members voted yesterday to limit debate on the measure. It is uncertain whether leadership will allow votes on amendments. Sens. Larry Craig (R-ID) and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) yesterday discussed one possible amendment that would add an AGJOB-like amnesty for agricultural workers. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-TN) can preclude such amendments from being offered, or limit them, if he can convince a majority of his Republican colleagues. A vote on the measure is not expected until Monday, September 25, after 5 p.m.

NumbersUSA is currently monitoring and reviewing these most recent developments and will be updating this page as events unfold throughout the day.


http://www.numbersusa.com/hottopic/congress.html

nk2006 09-21-2006 01:56 PM

Whats the current status.
 
Not sure the current status - can our amendment can still make it to this border fence bill. OR its closed for amendments and our only hope is next year. I am confused a bit - any clarification. Thanks.

nivasch 09-21-2006 01:59 PM

New from Yahoo on immigration bills
 
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060921/...co/immigration

gsc999 09-21-2006 02:04 PM

Good Rat like Jerry; Don't be a bad cat like Tom
 
Also, what is all this fuss about? I didn't log in for a day, and I see a long thread with everyone apparently excited about nothing! The thread was started by this same individual.

If money is needed, say so; there is no need to raise false hopes.

Beginning to smell a rat.

qplearn[/quote]
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I am sure it was unintentional. Excitement from members in understandable. In the end, he is putting his personal time for us and the funds are for our cause.

Please be nice and put your wallet where you mouth is :)

Widget 09-21-2006 02:11 PM

09/21/2006: Immigration Legislation Battle Moves from CIR to DHS Appropriation Legislation

* Congress has only little more than a week left before its scheduled recess and with the death of CIR, the Republican Congress has been busy to pass highly election politics charged border security only and enforcement only legislative bills before the recess. The House has already passed so-called Voter ID bill by 228:196 and the Senate voted the Border Fence bill by 94:0 which has already been passed by the House. This latter bill is expected to pass the Senate next Monday.
* Republican strategists intend to add these bills to the DHS Appropriation Bill which must be passed by the Congress. There is also ongoing movement to add legal immigration bills to the Appropriation Bill. The Republican strategists has reportedly obtained the President's coimmitment to sign the bills once these bills are passed, but such strategies are strongly opposed by the immigration interest groups including AILA and there is a massive lobbying to block such legislation. The Republican strategists also face unexpected internal opposition to such strategy by Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Thad Cochran (R-Mass) who reportedly stated that he would not add any legislaive language onto the spending bills that could slow their progress in the final days before the coming recess.
* For the report, please click here.

GCwaitforever 09-21-2006 03:35 PM

May be we can all discuss the ifs and buts in a group meeting. In the same token, please do not throw off the work done by people in Washington with negative rhetoric. All of us are in this and contributing to IV, knowing full well that IV may or may not succeed. This is not a business proposition. Look at it as more of an awareness campaign for our issues. It all depends on the Senate and Congress to work out a solution to our grievances in a bipartisan manner. And we can definitely help there by meeting them locally and stressing out our needs and explaining our problems.

immilaw 09-21-2006 04:03 PM

From AILA
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Widget
Any idea what is going on in the HOUSE NOW?

The House, on 9/21/06, passed harsh enforcement legislation lifted from Rep. Sensenbrenner’s H.R. 4437 that endangers due process rights and does little to make our nation more secure. The Community Protection Act of 2006 (H.R. 6094) would change the way that we treat people living and working in this country and create a dangerous precedent for denying fair treatment and due process to entire categories of individuals. For example:

Sections 101 and 102 of the Dangerous Alien Detention Act contained in H.R. 6094 seeks to legitimize the practice of indefinite detention of aliens awaiting removal, despite Supreme Court decisions requiring elimination of this practice;
Section 201 of the Criminal Alien Removal Act contained in H.R. 6094 would expand the use of expedited removal proceedings to individuals already in the United States – even individuals who have resided here for years - in ways that would significantly increase the risk of deporting innocent people; and
Sections 301-303 of the Alien Gang Removal Act contained in H.R. 6094 would grant unfettered discretion to the executive branch to designate “criminal street gangs” and then strip alleged members of such gangs of virtually all rights.
The measure passed on a vote of 328-95 under a closed rule, which precluded any amendments from being offered on the floor.

Widget 09-21-2006 05:10 PM

What is the status?
 
Any updates regarding legal immigration issuses in the House?

indianindian2006 09-21-2006 05:56 PM

Dick Durbin speaking on senate floor
 
He wants to add an amendment ......the dream act.

Canadian_Dream 09-21-2006 06:05 PM

Looks like Dream Act, AgJobs and all the Democrats favorite stuff is back. This bill might go down the drain too!!!!
There is even a talk to replace H1B's with the beneficiaries of Dream Act....

GCard_Dream 09-21-2006 06:07 PM

How come no one specially democrats never talk about problems of legal immigrants? As much as I like democrats, they are starting to annoy me by just talking about illegals. On the other hand, repubs only talk about the needs of businesses and have the attitude of never mind the legal folks.

I think we need to work with Green party :). Man.. are we ever stuck. All of a sudeen the multi-party system in India sounds far better political system than the 2 party system in U.S. Let's add that as one of the IV goals to change the political system in the U.S. to be a multi-party system :).

Quote:

Originally Posted by indianindian2006
He wants to add an amendment ......the dream act.


ghost 09-21-2006 06:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GCard_Dream
How come no one specially democrats never talk about problems of legal immigrants? As much as I like democrats, they are starting to annoy me by just talking about illegals. On the other hand, repubs only talk about the needs of businesses and never mind the legal folks.

I think we need to work with Green party :). Man.. are we ever stuck.

This clarifies the things that work on the capitol hill....either votes or money!

anandrajesh 09-21-2006 06:11 PM

dead wood
 
votes or money!
When you have neither... you are dead wood...

hmehta 09-21-2006 06:13 PM

Sorry for my ignorance, but what is Dream Act?

Quote:

Originally Posted by indianindian2006
He wants to add an amendment ......the dream act.



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