Thursday, June 28, 2007

Well, I Guess That's It For Immigration Reform

Another key vote was today, and it fell 14 votes short. The way things were going in the Senate yesterday, I wasn't sure this would pass anyway. Oh well, I guess we don't get secure borders, or a rational immigration policy then.

UPDATE: If you say so, I guess. (Sigh...)


DaveG said...

I think the bill was too rushed to be well written, especially considering the broad impact of it, and was a recipe for plenty of unintended consequences. I'm more in favor of incremental steps.

It disappoints and honestly frightens me to think that the self-servingly named "World's Most Deliberative" senate votes on things like this when most members don't fully understand them and few have actually read the bill.

It absolutely infuriates me that the Whitehouse 1) tried to hold border security hostage to this bill, 2) as much as called anyone that values the rule of law over a quick and ill-thought solution "racists and bigots", and 3) tried to fill it with enough earmarks/pork to buy votes.


Seymour Butts said...

The problem of the immigration issue, in my opinion, is that the burden is on the US taxpayer. Get rid of or put a wall between corporate and public welfare, then there is not much to argue about. It is always about the money. Take money out of the equation and you wouldn't here much about immigration.

Free and ORDERED immigration is a net plus culturally and economically. However, what is happening now is anarchy immigration.

If most Americans can be convinced that the US government will not allow the American cultural and economical values to be compromised by special interest, on the left & right, then this immigration debate would be no debate. At this time, I don't think the American citizenry trust President Bush or Congress.

DaveG said...

At this time, I don't think the American citizenry trust President Bush or Congress.

I'll see your President and Congress, and raise you the Judicial Branch.