This week's debate over the immigration bill, which is headed for a nail-bitingly close Senate vote, started on the Sunday talk shows. The improbable coalition behind the legislation—which President Bush supports—faces a tough job, Jeff Sessions made clear. The Alabama Republican vowed to "use every effort to slow this process down and continue to hold up the bill."
Ted Kennedy, a leader of the bipartisan group that crafted the measure, said it addresses "a terrible problem that demands an answer," but the "undecided" column seems to be expanding. Trent Lott appeared to back off his support, saying he's "not committed to voting for the final product. But I am committed to trying."