Senator pulls same-sex proposal for immigration bill

WASHINGTON Tue May 21, 2013 7:15pm EDT

Committee Chairman Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) (R) and ranking member Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) (L) preside over the second day of U.S. Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan's confirmation hearings in front of the Senate Judiciary Commitee on Capitol Hill in Washington, June 29, 2010. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Committee Chairman Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) (R) and ranking member Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) (L) preside over the second day of U.S. Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan's confirmation hearings in front of the Senate Judiciary Commitee on Capitol Hill in Washington, June 29, 2010.

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An influential Democratic senator on Tuesday withdrew a proposal to allow U.S. citizens to petition for their same-sex spouses to immigrate to the United States, in an effort to maintain support for a broad immigration bill.

Republican senators have vowed to vote against the immigration bill if the same-sex proposal is added to the legislation.

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy was forced to withdraw the proposal after Democrats and Republicans on the panel said it would kill the bill.

(Reporting by Richard Cowan, Rachelle Younglai, Caren Bohan; Editing by Stacey Joyce)

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CountryPride wrote:
At an estimated $6.3 Trillion cost to the American taxpayer in just for just the 11 million illegals they want to reward it also doesn’t take into account for the tens of millions more they want to expand legal immigration to this country, 50 new Detroit cities, overpopulated 3rd world garbage cans all in the US. How much above the $6.3 Trillion will we have to pay for these other immigrants. Just like the Boston Bomber who made $100,000 and live in luxury off the US taxpayer. Or just ask now bankrupt Stockton California about the role illegals had in draining their taxpayer funded public services. And the immigrants that come and get a good high paying tech job. How is that good for the US when you displace a US worker because you are willing to work for less money and lower overall wages? This bill just be vehemently opposed and can’t be allowed to pass unless you want to drive the final nail in the coffin of 3rd world America.

May 21, 2013 8:31pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Dalmane wrote:
I did not vote for Obama and America made its bed, when Obama was elected for a second term. We have become the septic tank for the world and help maintain the vacuum in space, because we suck so much. The whole world is laughing at us. It only took one WHITE man, who is pretending to be BLACK, to destroy this country from the inside. The sad part is that we, as a people, are too stupid to realize we finally killed the “Goose that Laid the Golden Egg.” SNAFU

May 22, 2013 9:43am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Dalmane wrote:
I did not vote for Obama and America made its bed, when Obama was elected for a second term. We have become the septic tank for the world and help maintain the vacuum in space, because we suck so much. The whole world is laughing at us. It only took one WHITE man, who is pretending to be BLACK, to destroy this country from the inside. The sad part is that we, as a people, are too stupid to realize we finally killed the “Goose that Laid the Golden Egg.” SNAFU

May 22, 2013 9:45am EDT  --  Report as abuse
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