Two of the most liberal members of Congress met with two of their most conservative colleagues this week to revive immigration legislation that passed the Senate but was throttled by House Republican leaders who resisted its attempt to grant citizenship to illegal immigrants.If anyone can put the "u" back in collaborateur, it's the last. More on him here.
"The plan is to bring the bill up in late winter," said Rep. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., a conservative stalwart who attended the meeting in the office of Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass. The other participants were Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill.
That enforcement-heavy approach is fine with immigration advocates as long as it is part of a package that provides permanent legal status to those who are beckoned across the border by agriculture, restaurant, construction, landscaping and janitorial jobs.Unfortunately, all of those "immigration advocates" currently strongly support illegal immigration. They will not stop that support if they get "reform". Moreover, if they get "reform" they'll have even more political and financial power and they'll be even more effective at supporting illegal immigration.
Immigration · Sat, 12/09/2006 - 12:38 · Importance: 1