Lawmakers: Immigration bill not dead

Via CNN.com

Specter ‘optimistic’ as protests highlight political ramifications

WASHINGTON (CNN) — Lawmakers traded
blame Sunday over the impasse that left immigration legislation stalled
last week in the Senate, expressing hope that the push for an
election-year overhaul was not dead.

“I hope it’s savable,” said Sen. John Kerry, a Massachusetts Democrat. “I hope politics doesn’t get in the way.”

Sen.
Arlen Specter, the Republican chairman of the Judiciary Committee, said
he is “optimistic,” but quickly added “I’m always optimistic.”

“There’s a real risk of significant political fallout here,” he told “Fox News Sunday.”

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