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June 7, 2007

Senate Immigration Votes - June 6, 2007

These votes follow previous votes on this bill.


S. 1348: Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2007

Debate

Amendments (GovTrack, Thomas)

Kennedy Amdt. No. 1333, as Modified; To increase the immigration-related penalties associated with various criminal activities.
Passed 66-32

Cornyn Amdt. No. 1184, As Modified; To establish a permanent bar for gang members, terrorists, and other criminals.
Failed 46-51
Senate Rejects Effort to Bar Legalization of Many Immigrants
Supporters of a tenuous immigration overhaul today beat back an attempt to deny millions of illegal immigrants who have violated deportation orders the right to stay in the country.

DeMint Amdt. No. 1197; To require health care coverage for holders of Z nonimmigrant visas.
Failed 43-55

Bingaman Amdt. No. 1267 As Modified; To remove the requirement that Y-1 nonimmigrant visa holders leave the United States before they are able to renew their visa.
Failed 41-57

Cornyn Amdt. No. 1250; To address documentation of employment and to make an amendment with respect to mandatory disclosure of information.
Passed 57-39

Reid Amdt. No. 1331; To clarify the application of the earned income tax credit.
Passed 57-40

Sessions Amdt. No. 1234; To save American taxpayers up to $24 billion in the 10 years after passage of this Act, by preventing the earned income tax credit, which is, according to the Congressional Research Service, the largest anti-poverty entitlement program of the Federal Government, from being claimed by Y temporary workers or illegal aliens given status by this Act until they adjust to legal permanent resident status.
Passed 56-41

Motion to Waive CBA Re: Menendez Amdt. No 1194; To modify the deadline for the family backlog reduction.
Failed 53-44

Kyl Amdt. No. 1460; To modify the allocation of visas with respect to the backlog of family-based visa petitions.
Passed 51-45

Motion to Waive CBA Re: Clinton Amdt. No. 1183, As Further Modified; To reclassify the spouses and minor children of lawful permanent residents as immediate relatives.
Failed 44-53

Ensign Amdt. No. 1374; To improve the criteria and weights of the merit-based evaluation system.
Failed 42-55

Salazar Amdt. No. 1384; To preserve and enhance the role of the English language.
Passed 58-39

Inhofe Amdt. No. 1151; To amend title 4, United States Code, to declare English as the national language of the Government of the United States, and for other purposes.
Passed 64-33

Vitter Amdt. No. 1339; To require that the U.S. VISIT system- the biometric border check-in/check-out system first required by Congress in 1996 that is already well past its already postponed 2005 implementation due date- be finished as part of the enforcement trigger.
Failed 48-49

Obama Amdt. No. 1202, As Modified; To provide a date on which the authority of the section relating to the increasing of American competitiveness through a merit-based evaluation system for immigrants shall be terminated.
Failed 42-55

Dorgan Amdt. No. 1316; To sunset the Y-1 nonimmigrant visa program after a 5-yer period.
Passed 49-48


WP: Immigrant Measure Survives Challenges
Senate Vote Could Come Thursday

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