In response to:

Gang of 8 to Gang Up Against Amendments to Illegal Immigration Reform Bill

Worldsapart Wrote: Apr 11, 2013 10:53 PM
dread, I'd love to clam up, the problem is with this pesky IRS that has the backing of all the FBI agents in the land who will come to my house with real, actual assault rifles if I clam up. How bout this, I'll send you my tax bill and you can send me your meager share to cover it. Ok? Thanks. Bye.

For about a week now we've been hearing that the Gang of 8 isn't interested in allowing amendments to be added to its new illegal immigration reform overhaul. A piece in POLITICO further points to this being true. As a reminder, the Gang of 8 bill was crafted behind closed doors. 

After being locked out of the process for so long, Democratic and Republican senators are anxious to get a crack at amending the bill, setting up a treacherous path through the Judiciary Committee to the Senate floor that threatens to undermine the delicate compromise.