...or, in this case, the asses rode THEM (bareback).
Senator Grassley offers an amendment to the Amnesty Bill, and the Gang of Eight GOPes help to vote it down without debate.
The Amendment would have required that the border be effectively sealed before any citizenship procedings could begin for any of the illegals now in the country. It effectively and correctly identified the main problem as being our sieve of a border.
To write ANY "Immigration Reform" with the porous border we have now is absurd. Just like in 1987, when we did the same "reform" without sealing the border, we will be guaranteed to have to deal with a flood of illegals all over again.
At this point, Speaker Boehner better step up and say absolutely NOTHING addressing the subject of Immigration will get out of the House without strong border security.
Readers, you do know, don't you, that if the Senate votes out the Amnesty Bill, and the House votes out ANY sort of Bill addressing Immigration, there is no choice but to appoint a Conference Committee and "resolve the issues"? The House would never actually get to act on the Senate's Bill in that case, the Senate could claim that the legislation the House drew up WAS whatever Immigration Bill, even if it didn't look like the Senate's Bill, or even address the same concerns.
Write your House Reps NOW and tell them to not even think about Immigration, or the House will lose it's status as a partner in the legislation, and Amnesty will become law without the House even acting on it.