WASHINGTON -- Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid today urged Congress to press for immigration reform this year, citing Hurricane Katrina as the latest, high-profile illustration of the need to help Hispanic immigrants who are "living in the shadows." [he means illegal aliens, not "immigrants" -- LW]To see where Reid or his handlers might have gotten their ideas, see the post "AP: Illegal aliens who shouldn't be here hardest hit by Katrina". That, the similar NYT article it links to, and Reid's comments about "immigrants" sound almost identical in their description of these "immigrants'" plight.
Reid said some immigrants whose lives were devastated by Hurricane Katrina aren't seeking government aid.
"They're afraid to ask the government for help for fear of what the government will do," Reid said today. "The one entity that should be helping them, they are afraid to ask."
...Reid backs legislation introduced by Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Ted Kennedy, D-Mass., that would allow undocumented workers to apply for a work visa. If they keep working, break no laws, and study English, in six years they would qualify to apply for citizenship, according to the bill...
..."All over America, we have people who are living in the shadows, unable to contribute to society," Reid said.
Politics · Thu, 09/15/2005 - 11:41 · Importance: 1