Senate Immigration Bill Goes Down In Defeat
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Liberals felt it did not go far enough in protecting illegal immigrants, while conservatives rejected the bill because they felt it would grant amnesty to the estimated 12 million illegal immigrants in the country.The bill didn’t even receive simple majority support, let alone the necessary 60 votes for cloture. New Jersey Senators Bob Menendez and Frank Lautenberg both voted in favor the illegal alien amnesty bill. They were joined by 12 Republican Senators and 32 other Democrats.