ABC had Jake Tapper (subscription required) lead from Capitol Hill on the unraveling of the immigration legislation. He called it "a true compromise" because "there is something in it for everyone to hate." So when amendments are introduced to fix those flaws, the "fragile bipartisan coalition" got tested. Senators' "tempers are flaring." Specifically, NBC's Chip Reid reported that for many Democrats its "robust guestworker program" is a dealbreaker while for many Republicans the same applies to the "path to citizenship" for the 12m residents without legal papers. ABC turned to George Stephanopoulos (no link) for political analysis. He reported that most of the pressure to defeat the bill is coming from conservatives: "They are hearing a boatload from the people back home." CBS mentioned the immigration debate only in passing.
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