Hastert Deals Blow to Immigration Bill
Hopes for a quick compromise on immigration
were dealt a blow Tuesday after House Speaker Dennis Hastert said he
wanted to take a “long look” at a Senate bill offering possible
citizenship to millions of illegal immigrants.
Hastert said hearings on the Senate bill
should be held before appointing anyone to a House-Senate committee to
negotiate a compromise immigration bill. Later, he said he was unsure
what the House’s next move would be.