Dec 07

Goodlatte: House Leaders Sabotaged Bill

Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), the retiring chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, charged that GOP House leadership sabotaged the immigration reform legislation he proposed. It was a compromise bill which would have granted work permits to 700,000 illegal aliens in exchange for significant cuts in legal immigration and steps to enforce immigration laws.

The leadership, apparently at the behest of cheap labor interests, put for another bill which offered broader benefits to illegal aliens and fewer cuts in legal immigration. This bill, Goodlatte complained, diverted enough Republican support from his legislation to ensure that it would fail.



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