Kerry is apparently not jumping at the chance to endorse Teddy Kennedy's plan to Give Away the Store: see 'Kerry Hesitates as Democrats Promote Immigration Plan'.
Perhaps Kerry realizes this would create a huge backlash from his constituents. For instance, consider the following:
Separately on Tuesday, a Harvard scholar released a study estimating that immigration reduced the wages of U.S. male workers by an average of about 4% from 1980 to 2000, with heavier losses for high school dropouts, Latinos and African Americans. George J. Borjas, a leading immigration economist, said immigrants added to the supply of low-skilled workers, pushing down wages...
Perhaps this is a good chance to educate Kerry's natural constituencies about the effects of the Kennedy plan on their lives.
Immigration2003 · Wed, 05/05/2004 - 11:26 · Importance: 1