Raul Grijalva, Congressional Hispanic Caucus: lack of immigration "reform" is "spineless"
Posted Thu, Apr 24, 2008 at 2:33 pm
Yesterday the Congressional Hispanic Caucus complained about the failure of other Democrats to support "comprehensive immigration reform", aka a massive amnesty.
...Rep. Raul Grijalva of Arizona called the Democratic caucus "spineless."One factor in provoking their outbursts was the SAVE Act from fellow Dem Heath Shuler:
"Today my party wants to do what is easy, not exactly what is right," said Rep. Luis Gutierrez of Illinois. "The leaders in our party who are arguing for consideration of helping just a few immigrants are risking the future of all immigrants."
Rep. Joe Baca, D-Calif., who chairs the Hispanic Caucus, said the visa and other bills under consideration were "nothing more than a Band-Aid being used to cover up a gaping wound."
If a Democratic majority can allow such a hearing [on the SAVE Act], "then we are no better than the Republican majority we replaced," Gutierrez said.Nancy Pelosi blamed it on president Bush and the GOP, then said yet another stupid thing today.
The lawmakers refused to identify names but said the piecemeal approach wouldn't be happening without the consent of top House Democratic leaders...