Immigration Anecdote

Strictly political “kudos” to the Democrats for making the ongoing immigration debate a Republican affair. The GOP has rent itself in two over the issue while the Dems have been able to sit back and grin. But the honeymoon may be over. A co-worker–this person is predisposed to Democrats, doesn’t like Bush and is only mildly interested in politics (you know, your typical Rhode Islander)–told me this morning, “I didn’t realize the Democrats were for legalizing illegal immigrants. Sheesh.” Welp, probably too little, too late.
At this point, it seems a fait accompli that the omnibus Immigration Bill will be passed, even though there isn’t even close to broad-based support for it. I wonder if the political class will suffer at the polls for this…or will their gambit pay off and this will be all forgotten by 2008, replaced by more pressing issues like health care reform or some newly defined crisis.

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Greg
Greg
13 years ago

No way. If it doesn’t get started itself, I’ll spearhead the website featuring the incumbents who voted to legalize the invaders and the links to their opponent’s websites.
Everyone that votes for amnesty is not listening to America.

Greg
Greg
13 years ago

This is a MUST READ. You can just click on my name to go right to the article.
“The head of a Mexican forgery ring was convinced he could make phony documents that illegal aliens could use to indicate fraudulently that they were eligible for a new amnesty, says a government affidavit recounting wiretapped phone calls the man made.”

SusanD
SusanD
13 years ago

Sure, Greg, instead of simply enforcing the laws already on the books, especially on employers, they would create all these new opportunities for illegals to “look” legal and operate with ease in the US with forged documents.
Request of President Bush: please stop saying “our broken system”. The system worked fine until you ordered your Justice Dept to stop enforcing it.

Greg
Greg
13 years ago

WOOT! It’s dead. Now maybe they’ll get their heads out of their asses, pass BORDER reform, PROVE that they are serious, SHOW some real progress and THEN work on immigration reform.

SusanD
SusanD
13 years ago

“On a vote of 46-53, the Senate fell 14 votes shy of the 60 needed to cut off an inevitable filibuster and move to a final vote on the bill …”
Holy mackeral.
Heartfelt thanks to those 53 Senators.

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