plans said to include amnesty for illegal aliens already here
March 06, 2010 The Los Angeles Times is reporting that President Barack Obama is planning on pushing the immigration issue before the November elections. He met with his staff and two senators, Chuck Schumer and Lindsey Graham, the Times is reporting, in an attempt to map out a plan for running the legislation before representatives become too busy with the fall election.
Inside sources indicate that amnesty will be included in the deal. A strategy for "a path toward citizenship" for the estimated 10.8 million illegal aliens now in the country is reported to be one of the topics being considered.
"We're very hopeful we can get a bill done. We have all the pieces in place. We just need a second Republican," Schumer said in a statement. But he acknowledged that he is having a hard time finding people interested in jumping on board.
Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) said in an interview, "The things you hear from the administration won't be well received."