The immigration bill's most enthusiatic supporters will want it to move on a parallel track with their grand compromise as a testament to their good intentions on enforcement promises, while the bill's opponents would support the neccesary additional funding while they wait to see border security and secure I.D.s realized. So, the next round: Will an emergency supplemental spending bill be used to grease the skids for the grand compromise OR to stall on any consideration of amnesty?
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
Over at the Corner, Kate O'Beirne reports on the meeting of the Republican senators with President Bush. She says that the suggestion for an emergency supplemental bill for immigration enforcement is "catching on." She also brings out the way in which this supplemental funding could itself become a political tool: