Thursday, May 31, 2007

Will the Nuclear Option Kill Immigration Reform?

The Hill (here) reports that House conservatives are ready to stop the Senate immigration reform bill  should the bill pass the Senater. The Constitution requires that revenue-related bills originate in the House. The Senate immigration measure requires that illegal immigrants pay back taxes before becoming legalizing, which arguably relates to revenue.  House Republicans used the same back-taxes mandate to derail last year’s immigration conference.


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