The Corner

Tantalus Reaches for Amnesty

Amnesty keeps receding into the future. Rep. Luis Gutierrez, the amnesty point man in the House, had pledged to introduce a bill in October, then promised it in November, and this week, in a conference call hosted by the Campaign to Reform Immigration for America (“a project of the Tides Advocacy Fund”), announced that he’ll be introducing a bill in December. I wouldn’t even count on that, given that lawmakers might not want to go home for Christmas break and hold town halls where people complain about both health care and immigration (which is why Chuck Schumer has said his Senate companion bill will be introduced in January, after lawmakers are safely back in Washington).