In the face of enormous opposition from both sides of the aisle, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid opted to drop the agricultural amnesty from the Iraq Supplemental Spending Bill.
Reid decided to drop language, submitted by Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Larry Craig, that would have given a path to citizenship for 1.3 million illegal agricultural workers, as well as their families.
Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., said, "The American people have been clear that they want us to restore the rule of law to our immigration system before legalization programs are considered, but I guess this Congress didn't get the message."
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Harry Reid Pulls Ag Amnesty from Iraq Supplemental
Originally Published: Thu, May 22nd 2008 @ 11:47am EDT