I just had to put this in here. The media apparently repeated many times the FALSE claim of the GOP that house dem's were in favor of a felony provision in the immigration reform.
Summary: Several news outlets have uncritically reported GOP leaders' claim that Democrats voted in favor of the controversial felony provision in the Republican-sponsored House immigration bill. But while House Democrats rejected an amendment reducing the charge for unlawful presence in the United States from a felony to a misdemeanor, they made clear at the time that their votes were consistent with their opposition to any criminal penalties for illegal U.S. presence.
click here for the video