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Sen. Reid slows his roll on Immigration…….and US AG Holder may go after the new Arizona Illegal Alien stop law…..

After realizing that he had stirred up a hornet’s nest in both parties in the Senate with his declaration that he would put the Immigration ahead of all legislation in the Senate….he has relented and will  allow other legislation to move….

Reid found himself standing alone last night as his fellow democrats voiced reservations about a bruising fight on the highly partisan Immigration issue just months before the mid-term elections…..

Republican’s…even those getting ready to sign off on climate and financial reform objected to the speakers actions….

And the White House mindfully of November has not wanted a fight on the issue….

Especially since the President has other issues to persue..including a Supreme Court nomination….

The feels that Reid is aware that the Immigration would be good thing for Reid in his fight to keep his seat…

With Immigration being taken off the table he must feel like things are slipping away from him…..

The Democrats will keep the senate…but Reid’s chances of remaining in office are probably gone…..

Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid backed off Tuesday from his pledge to fast-track an overhaul of the nation’s immigration laws, after fellow Democrats voiced skepticism and a key Republican supporter abandoned the effort.

Reid (D), who is facing a tough reelection battle in his home state of Nevada, surprised the White House and many of his Capitol Hill colleagues April 10 when he said that a broad immigration bill “cannot wait.” He told a cheering crowd in Las Vegas, “We’re going to have comprehensive immigration reform now.”

That angered Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (S.C.), the chief GOPnegotiator on immigration, who accused Reid of engaging in a “cynical political ploy” to win Hispanic votes, given that the House has not even called up an immigration bill. Graham withdrew his support from a separate climate-change proposal that he had been prepared to endorse, and on Tuesday, he announced that he would oppose any immigration measure until U.S. border security had been improved.

With the fate of two Democratic priorities suddenly thrown into question, Reid said Tuesday that he would not dictate the sequencing of the two measures. He added that both remained on the horizon after the Senate concludes its current debate on financial regulations.

“If you have a bill that’s ready to go, that’s the one I’m going to go to” after the Senate concludes its current debate on financial regulations, Reid said. But he added, “Immigration and energy are equally vital to our economic and national security, and we’ve ignored both of them for far too long. I’m committed to doing both this session of Congress.”

On Holder……

Meanwhile, Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. said the Justice Department may sue Arizona over a new state law that authorizes police to question the immigration status of anyone they suspect of being in the country illegally. “I’m very concerned about the wedge it could draw between communities that law enforcement is supposed to serve and those of us in law enforcement,” Holder said.

More on both stories…..

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April 28, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Counterpoints, Government, Law, Media, Men, Other Things, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Travel, Updates | , | 1 Comment