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Friday, May 18, 2012

Illegal aliens sue U.S. Senate

Washington Times - Illegal immigrant students and members of the House sued the Senate this week to try to overturn the upper chamber's filibuster rule, arguing that the 60-vote supermajority requirement violates the Constitution and is blocking important legislation such as legalization for illegal immigrants.

If successful, the lawsuit, filed Monday, would rewrite the way the Senate operates — though courts generally have been reluctant to meddle in internal congressional rules.

Still, the effort mixes two thorny issues in separation of powers and immigration, and is likely to keep the Dream Act at the forefront of the national debate. The bill would legalize illegal immigrant students and young adults who were brought to the U.S. as children and who are seen as among the toughest cases in the immigration debate. Read More

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1 Comments:

Anonymous Cotton Essex said...

People better keep an eye on this probably another issue that doesn't apply to them just like insider trading didn't.

5/21/12, 12:13 AM  

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