U.S. immigration overhaul given less than even odds

Via Reuters
07/14/2006



WASHINGTON, July 14 (Reuters) – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist on Friday gave less than even odds that Congress would pass an immigration law overhaul before the November congressional elections.


The Tennessee Republican said that election year politics and lack of movement by the House of Representatives toward a comprehensive approach sought by the Senate and President George W. Bush complicate negotiations for final legislation and that odds for a bill this year were “less than 50-50, realistically.”

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