Story 11 The Senate Speaks
January, 2006: The House just passed the toughest anti-amnesty,
enforcement-only bill in history.
Finally the Senate tackles immigration reform, and a markup
begins. Millions of people take to the streets, and at last a
bi-partisan Kennedy-McCain bill goes to the Senate floor.
But leaders in both parties seem to want an election issue, not a bill.
Advocates smell a double-cross, and go public with an attack.
Public pressure gets the bill back to the floor...