Mickey Kaus seems to think so:
The dirty secret, of course, is that the Dem leadership isn't blocking the bill because its unpopular with House Democrats. They're blocking it because it's popular with House Democrats, who'd love to have a tough-on-illegals bill to vote for before the 2008 election. (emphasis in the original)I've never read anywhere that Mr. Boucher wants our borders secured - though he may have stated his views and I just missed it - so it's difficult to see Mickey's claim being applied to him.
But there must be some valid reason why our congressman would support legislation that he is - at this moment - blocking.