On immigration, after years of Republican attacks and inaction, Democrats are ready to lead. For us to succeed, however, we will need the support of President Bush, and we are ready to work with him.Just before that, he complained about "parents must work sometimes two jobs each, just to pay the bills". However, the "reform" he supports would flood the U.S. with cheap labor and reduce wages for those parents who are working two jobs. Sure, they might have to work three jobs, but at least they'd have given Becerra more race-based power.
Our bipartisan principles for comprehensive immigration reform are clear: protect our borders responsibly, fix the backlogged visa process, and establish a path for legal residency for immigrants who have earned it through years of hard work.
Our immigration system is broken. Now is the time for comprehensive immigration reform.
Immigration2007a · Fri, 01/26/2007 - 01:16 · Importance: 1