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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Backtrack: Harry Reid Backs Off Pushing "Immigration Reform" in Senate "Soon"

Someone in the Obama Administration, and probably many others in the Democrat Party got to Harry Reid quickly and told him he had better hold off on pushing "Immigration Reform." Reid told a crowd at an Immigration Rally on Saturday he was ready to ram it through "just like we did with Health Care Reform."

From the New York Times:
Senator Harry Reid retreated today from having the Senate move quickly on immigration law changes, saying any overhaul would have to wait.

“We won’t get to immigration reform this work period,” Mr. Reid, Democrat of Nevada and the majority leader, told reporters after the private weekly luncheon of Democratic senators.

Over the weekend, Mr. Reid raised the hopes of immigration advocates by suggesting at a rally in Las Vegas that he was ready to put immigration on the legislative front burner now that health care legislation was out of the way and Congress was returning from a two-week break.

“We’re going to come back, we’re going to have comprehensive immigration reform now,” he said in a speech to more than 6,000 people, mostly immigrants.

The declaration caught lawmakers and Obama administration officials off-guard since the politically dicey subject was not on the immediate agenda. . . . MORE


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