The bill that's in place right now probably can’t pass the House. It will have to be adjusted, because people are very suspicious about the willingness of the government to enforce the laws now.
Even though the Gang of Eight and other pro-amnesty Senators have been doing their utmost to sell the "benefits" of the amnesty legislation, they haven't been able to hide the numerous loopholes that would allow illegal aliens to get out of paying back taxes, access taxpayer-funded social services, and allow future waves of illegal immigration. Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) is not amused by the fanfare:
They’re selling the sizzle. They’re selling the smell. And it’s a shoe leather instead of a steak.... But I think the tide is beginning to turn. A lot of people, like myself, I thought the bill was better than it is based on what I hear the proponents say. But as we examine it, we realize that this is going to be a disaster. It’s going to be a disaster for enforcement, it’s going to be a disaster for our budget, it’s going to be a disaster for the wages of American workers, it’s going to add to our financial deficit, Social Security and Medicare are going to be impacted over the long term by trillions of dollars in unfunded liabilities and these numbers are not going to be disputed if we go forward.
It seems that Sen. Rubio is hearing negative opinions of the bill from more than Sen. Sessions. Just one day after saying the bill wouldn't get past the House of Representatives, he went on Sean Hannity's radio show and said:
this bill.... quite frankly, may struggle to pass the Senate, if it doesn’t deal with [securing the border]. So we’ve got some work to do. And, clearly, what we have in there now is not good enough for too many people and so we’ve got to make it better and that’s what I’m asking for and that’s what we’re working on.
Continue to check NumbersUSA.com for updates on the bill's progress.
Updated: Fri, May 3rd 2013 @ 6:04pm EDT