The “fix” was in the minute the bill was presented.
The only thing the Republicans think of is how they can stay in office and continue to enrich themselves in both money and power. Nothing else matters....not even the Constitution.
To do so, they must go along to get along with both their current voters and potential voters.
Guess what ethnicity they are? Don’t think too hard but I will give you a hint: They don’t assimilate into our society and they receive a huge portion of welfare.
Now, the timid and weak Republicans are horrified that the illegal Mexicans don’t like them and have swarmed into our country like a giant migration of lemmings. The most astounding thing is that they all follow the Democrat carrot and all that the Republicans can do is to hang a giant free taco in front of them and try to get them to forget the carrot.
How about the law? Well, as I said the Republicans don’t care. Eisenhower (a Republican) came up with Operation Wetback and sent thousands of them back across the border. Oh well, that was back before Johnson’s Great Society.
“Oh well, that was back before Johnsons Great Society.”
You will appreciate a 1932 cartoon posted here...scroll down a bit.
Johnson was meddling even then. When recession raised calls for Mexican braceros working under the wartime program to be sent home (after a seven-year delay, agribusinesses loved the hand-to-mouth wages the braceros would work for), Lyndon Johnson (Senate Democratic leader) interposed and shoved his Size 14 shoe in the door.
Lyndon knew Mexicans, if he could get them into the polling place, would vote straight-ticket Democrat. That's how he got elected to the Senate in the first place in 1948, in his eponymous "landslide".
Pres. Eisenhower beat LBJ's play by issuing an Executive Order, the program being under his authority as an admin program. (DoL, I should think, or Dept. of Agriculture.)