Well America, your phone calls, emails, and faxes finally paid off. The amnesty bill has been defeated in the Senate! And yes, it is amnesty, I don't care how the President twists the meaning. It's rather humorous--his adamant defense that the bill is not amnesty because the illegals have to pay a fine.
Now first off, the general definition of amnesty is to pardon, exempt from punishment, liberate, and so on.......you get the point. In the case of the millions of illegals in this country, a $5,000 fine which is payable over a period of years in exchange for a pardon and a path to US citizenship is hardly a punishment, wouldn't you agree?