Apparently, there is a new draft shamnesty bill in the works. Question: What will Johnny “I was for amnesty before I was against it, but I’m not really against it, because if it comes to my desk, I would sign it, but since it won’t come to my desk, well, just calm down, change the sbuject, and look at all my conservative endorsements!” Mac do? From Roll Call with a hat tip to Brian Faughnan:
House Democrats are crafting scaled-down immigration reform legislation despite the political minefields that surround the issue, with Hispanic Members seeking five-year visas for illegal immigrants who pay fines and pass criminal background checks.
Because we all know how effective the background check process has been…
Baca said the prospects for a compromise package were discussed in high-level meetings that included Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Democratic Caucus Chairman Rahm Emanuel, and Rep. Zoe Lofgren, who chairs a key immigration subcommittee, Roll Call said.
The paper added: “It’s unclear if the behind-the-scenes discussions will actually result in a bill coming to the floor, but Democrats say drafts of legislation already have been written and are being vetted behind the scenes.”
Vigilance, fellow dyspeptics, vigilance.