It’s looking unlikely that Congress will allow any omnibus funding bills to pass with earmarks for things like retrogression relief. (The “Do-Nothing Congress,” as some of you readers/commentors have correctly called them). That having been said, there is still a chance that the GOP leaders change their mind and allow an omnibus bill with earmarks.
Nevertheless, we’re putting the chances of retrogression relief during December — the lame duck session — at less than 20% and decreasing every day. We’re still putting the chances of retrogression relief at 90% by Summer 2007.
One interesting news item: the USCIS won’t be hurting for dollars in 2007; prices are going up.