April 5, 2006
Another snag in Immigration Reform?
As GT attorneys continue to assist in drafting a workable comprehensive
immigration reform bill, the situation continues to change. Political
manuveurs have come into play and are complicating the debate even
further. Senator Reid motioned for cloture yesterday. What this
means is that a Senate vote has to occur within one hour from the
the start of business tomorrow morning.
The White House is weighing in and continues to push for a comprehensive
piece of legislation that includes a guest worker program. See attached
Statement of Administration Policy more details on the White House's
Finally, Senators Martinez, Hagel and others are offering a "fallback"
compromise. Given the fact that we may fall short of getting the
support we need for the Committee Product, this is the next best,
albeit not perfect, option. We have attached an EWIC press release
that discusses this compromise. Negotiations and compromise are
very fluid and are changing constantly. Please visit GT's Congressional
site for updates.