Mickey Kaus is skeptical about Senator Cornyn's RESULTS amendment, as is Conn Carroll. Carroll also has some doubts about Democratic objections to RESULTS.
Senator Durbin says that the Gang of Eight de-links citizenship and border security. Senator Graham disputes this.
The Grassley amendment to put enforcement before legalization is stopped in the Senate, 57-43. Most Republicans voted in favor of this amendment; most Democrats voted against it. The only exceptions: Gang of Eight Republicans voted against it (McCain, Rubio, Flake, and Graham) along Lisa Murkowski (AK), and Democrats Joe Manchin and Mark Pryor voted in favor of it.
Congressman Paul Ryan says he will "debate" anyone who calls the Senate immigration bill an "amnesty."
Ann Coulter is not happy with the Gang of Eight bill.
Could some GOP senators be waiting to stampede for or against the bill? National Journal says so: "According to some Senate watchers, as many as 20 Republican Senators are
eying each other, not wanting to be first out of the gate but willing
to join a bloc of their own party if the bill is moving toward final
passage with broad support." Key question: which Senate watchers?
Economic Policy Institute:"the main problem in the labor market is a broad-based lack of demand for
workers—and not, as is often claimed, available workers lacking the
skills needed for the sectors with job openings."