Posted: 7:44 a.m. Monday, Feb. 4, 2013
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
2007 immigration reform timeline
May 17, 2007 – President George W. Bush and bipartisan group of senators announce a deal on immigration reform, a 380-page bill. It would grant immediate legalization and allow a path to citizenship to more than 10 million illegal immigrants, while beefing up border security.
May 19, 2007—Georgia U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss is booed at state GOP convention when talking about guest-worker program.
May 25, 2007 — Chambliss and Georgia Republican U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson co-write an AJC op-ed article defending the plan.
May 29, 2007 – Bush travels to South Georgia to make a pitch for the bill.
June 28, 2007 — Vote on the bill fails in the Senate, 46-53, well short of the required 60. Isakson and Chambliss vote no.