Monday, July 19, 2010

"The Path to Citizenship" and More!

The immigration bill has to be jammed through before January's House turnover.

Some members of the [Hispanic] caucus almost withheld their votes for health reform over what they saw as punitive, anti-immigrant measures in the bill, which bans illegal immigrants from using newly created exchanges to buy insurance, even with their own money, and maintains a five-year waiting period for legal residents to enroll in Medicaid.

They signed on only after receiving assurances that their concerns would be rectified as part of the immigration reform battle, according to lawmakers, advocates and Hill aides

The article implies that the 'assurances' could have come from Rahm-a-Jamma himself.

Won't happen after time is of the essence, just like for the Kill-the-Midwest "energy" bill.

HT: Verum Serum

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