While I was out of town yesterday, the Menendez-Leahy immigration reform bill dropped in the Senate. The bill is not going to go anywhere this session or in the lame duck session after the election. Perhaps it is meant to re-emphasize to base voters that the Democrats are the pro-immigration party. In any case, the bill has some similarities to the Gutierrez bill, though it definitely is more enforcement-oriented. While I usually summarize major immigration proposals, I simply don't take this seriously enough to want to bother. For one, it's not co-sponsored by Senator Schumer, the chair of the Senate Immigration Subcommittee, which means that this is not the bill that will have the Democrats' official blessing. And second, given the timing of the introduction, the bill has no serious chance of being marked up, debated or eventually the subject of a vote.