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  •  Nobody is going to want to revisit this. (7+ / 0-)

    Not anytime soon. The UAFA will not pass as a stand alone law. The GOP has gerrymandered itself into power in the House for the next decade. And Senate Democrats have hardly been a profile in courage (re: ENDA). The only way UAFA becomes law is if it is part of a comprehensive package where people vote for things they hate in exchange for getting things they want. And when was the last comprehensive immigration bill?

    •  Fixing laws that discriminate on the basis (0+ / 0-)

      of sexual orientation do not have to be done in the immigration context, and it makes a lot of sense to do one hot button issue at a time.  

      Either way, the benefits of scuttling the bill and hoping for something better are completely undermined by the premise that the Republicans have gerrymandered themselves into power -- while that's what it looks like based on political coalitions in 2010 and 2012, we don't know what kind of shifts or migration patterns will occur in the next two years.  The fact that comprehensive immigration takes a while is the reason to do what we can, when we can, and the fact a bill was passed out of Senate Judiciary seems to mean that it's now.

      Difficult, difficult, lemon difficult.

      by Loge on Wed May 22, 2013 at 05:43:49 PM PDT

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