It's official. The amnesty bill (sorry, I can't refer to it any other way) is dead. It was killed in the Senate by a vote of 53 to 46. Like a zombie of science fiction and horror fantasy, this issue may rise again at some point.
The people of the United States rallied together to call, email, fax and even visit their senatorial employees (yes, you hired them!) to tell them this: we don't want illegal aliens to be rewarded for breaking our laws. Months of reading and watching mainstream news outlets, politicians, and talking heads telling us the amnesty bill would eventually pass, only served to remind us, the citizens of the United States, that we are the People of the United States.
Despite what the liberals think it is The People that make this country great, not the laws, not the government. We create the laws that are enforced by the government. The People hold the power and The People made our voices known.
Our voices were made known through talk radio, blogs, snail mail letters, emails, and activists. We could have gotten bored with hearing how amnesty would be passed, and that those who were against it were silly, foolish, stupid, uncaring, and just wrong thinking. We were called everything but children of God for believing that criminals should be punished for their illegal actions.
There are a lot of other reasons for not liking this law, but first and foremost, they are criminals. Simply by crossing the border without proper documentation* and without entering at designated entry points, they became criminals.
Amnesty didn't work twenty-some years ago, it didn't get past the Senate yesterday, and it won't work in the future.
Immigration is yet another facet of the Federal government that is beyond redemption. Another is the IRS, but that's another story.
*Calling an illegal alien an "undocumented worker" is like calling a drug dealer an unlicensed pharmacist.