PEJ News Coverage Index: June 10 - 15, 2007, New Twist in Immigration Fight is Big News

  • June 17, 2007
  • By Mark Jurkowitz

“In Washington, a dramatic reversal today,” declared ABC evening news anchor Charles Gibson June 15. “One of the president's top domestic priorities, immigration reform, suddenly has new life after being left for dead just last week.”

The latest twist in a month-long political war over immigration came after President Bush went to Capitol Hill to resurrect a measure that appeared doomed just one week before when Senate backers were unable to bring it to a vote. (The Boston Globe reported that Bush's June 12 visit to Congress included his first lunch meeting with Senate Republicans in five years.)

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