Thursday, June 07, 2007

No immigration bill

The immigration bill is dead, for now at least. That's good news! Here's what I think it means:
    1.) No guest worker program to drive down wages on the labor market.
    2.) No "amnesty" cudgel for Republicans to beat Democrats with next year.
    3.) Newly vulnerable pro-immigration-bill Republicans? Lindsey Graham, for example, seems a little testy lately, and I notice his Senate term is up next year. Is there a pro-labor, anti-amnesty conservative Dem in South Carolina who might challenge him? What about a hard-right primary challenger?
What else comes out of this bill's failure?

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