however the article doesn’t exactly support the position clearly. Immigration reform appears to be in the same place as it was before as far as I can tell. The House is in control of its fate. A majority of Congresspeople support it. If it came up for a vote it would pass. That’s a big IF though.
WASHINGTON—Prospects for an immigration overhaul have dimmed over the summer congressional recess, as a newly crowded agenda damps what already was tepid interest among House leaders in taking up the issue.
House Speaker John Boehner (R., Ohio) said in July he hoped the House would consider immigration bills before turning to negotiations on raising the nation’s debt ceiling this fall. But as the House prepares to reconvene next week, GOP leaders have no plans to bring immigration bills to the floor, aides say.
Well they’re not back from their long vacation on the taxpayer dime yet so I think it’s too early to tell.
In a sign of diminished expectations, the House Judiciary Committee chairman said there is nothing wrong with having a debate that doesn’t end with an immigration bill being signed into law.
“We pass bills all the time that don’t get passed all the way through and signed into law, because we want to spell out to the American people what we think the right solutions to our problems are,” the chairman, Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R., Va.), said in an interview. “I don’t believe immigration reform should be any different than that.”
Sounds like a lot of posturing and hooey. We’ll know more when they get back from vaction.