Senate to address immigration reform in late May, per Sen Reid

The Houston Chronicle reports that in late May “Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid intends for the Senate to kick off what’s sure to be a contentious debate over fixing the nation’s dysfunctional immigration system. The Nevada Democrat says he’s reserving the last two weeks of May to take up legislation that would have a powerful effect on employers and millions of immigrants, legal and illegal. But as that date nears, there’s still no consensus among the differing factions, no bill and no plan yet for action in committee.
“And last week’s leak of a White House immigration draft that proposed less generous treatment for illegal immigrants and future arrivals than what’s under consideration by Democrats further muddied the waters as both parties grope for an as-yet elusive compromise.”

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