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From The Washington Times:
Senators and lobbyists are putting the final touches on a comprehensive immigration-reform bill that includes an easier citizenship path for illegal aliens and weaker enforcement provisions than were in the highly criticized legislation that the Senate approved last year.
Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, the Massachusetts Democrat who ardently supports citizenship rights for illegals, will introduce the bill as early as next week, according to Senate sources knowledgeable about the negotiations. If the Senate Judiciary Committee can make quick work of the bill, it could be ready for floor action in April.
Mr. Kennedy drafted this year’s bill with help from Sen. John McCain, Arizona Republican, and outside lobbyists. Mr. McCain and the outside groups share Mr. Kennedy’s support for increased immigration and leniency for illegals already in the country.
Among the most active participants have been the Essential Worker Immigration Coalition (EWIC) and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Both groups support giving current illegals a path to citizenship and increasing the flow of foreign workers into the country.
In my opinion, McCain just put the final nail in the coffin of his presidential ambitions.
Can anyone who is rational explain how giving amnesty and citizenship to those that have come to our country illegally makes any sense? It will cost us more to make them citizens, than it would to deport their backsides! Not to mention that they still have NOT SEALED THE BORDERS!!!
Every time they even hint at amnesty, we get a rush on our borders, what do you think will happen after we grant illegal aliens amnesty AGAIN?
You expect this from a commie like Kennedy, but from a Republican? Oh, I forgot about the business lobby. McCain is obviously a whore for sale.
One of those e-mails obtained by The Times invited Democratic immigration staffers to a briefing in early January with “key stakeholders” to discuss workplace-enforcement provisions. The invitation listed six such “stakeholders,” including the chamber and EWIC. The other groups attending the meeting, according to the e-mail, were the American Civil Liberties Union, the National Immigration Law Center, the National Council of La Raza and the Service Employees International Union.
There is a list of left wing lunatics for ya! Of course, they don’t believe in borders or love this country.
Not included in that meeting or any of the early meetings, according to several Senate aides, were key Republican senators or their staff who crossed the aisle last year to support “comprehensive” immigration reform that most Republicans considered a form of amnesty.
“We have been held out of any discussions,” said Sen. Sam Brownback, one of those who supported last year’s major immigration bill. “Our staffs have asked to be involved, but they were kept out.”
Even Sen. Arlen Specter, the Pennsylvania Republican who as chairman of the Judiciary Committee last year ushered the immigration bill through the Senate, has been left out of the process of drafting the bill.
Mr. Specter said yesterday that he and Mr. Kennedy have discussed the need to get a bill done this year but not any details. Mr. Specter has twice complained to Mr. Kennedy, most recently at a meeting last week, that the Republican senator’s staff had been left out of negotiations.
Yup, the new majority is bi-partisan and open and honest; not!
Ms. Capps said she expects Mr. Kennedy to introduce his bill “in the next few weeks.”
Majority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, is “committed to getting something done this year,” his spokesman said.
We are in trouble people, we have got to contact our elected cockroaches and tell them to seal the border and enforce our current laws before we can consider ANY legislation on immigration. Ask them to vote no on ANY bill granting a path to citizenship for those here illegally.
Remember, it was the House that stopped them last time, we cannot count on that this time.
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