"Nancy Pelosi plans to introduce immigration reform bill," blares a headline at Politico. The article goes on to report that Pelosi's plan "includes introducing legislation combining the comprehensive bill that passed the Senate Judiciary Committee in May with a bipartisan border-security bill from the House Homeland Security Committee."
The bill's rollout will be "timed to the Oct. 5 National Day of Action that is meant to mobilize grass-roots support and pressure the House Republican leadership to take up immigration reform that includes a pathway to citizenship," Politico reports.
“This should be a very easy thing for Republicans, as well,” an aide said.
Should anti-amnesty conservatives be worried about Pelosi's new plan?
Nope. Not one bit.
Later on in the story, Politico reveals that "no final decisions have been made" and "the date to release the legislation could change." But I thought everything was "easy"?
Apparently Democrats are not even settled on what will be in the bill. "House Democrats could settle on another immigration reform bill," Politico reports, "though no others have emerged as a potential option."
What Politico touches on briefly, but does not spell out specifically anywhere in the article, is that the actual amnesty bill that passed the Senate, S. 744, is so politically toxic that Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., hasn't even sent it over to the House yet. And he never will.
But I'm sure this time will be different.