Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Senate Committee Passes Immigration Bill


"All Americans wanted fairness and they got it this evening," said Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, the Massachusetts Democrat who was a key coordinator of the bill.

The bill passed on a 12-6 vote. On several amendments, GOP Sens. Lindsay Graham of South Carolina, Sam Brownback of Kansas and Mike DeWine of Ohio, who is seeking re-election this fall, sided with Democrats. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Arlen Specter, R-Pa., also voted for the bill though he signaled that some of the provisions could well be changed by the full Senate.

This bill does nothing to stop or even slow the flow of illegals into the US. What good is passing a bill like this if nothing is done on the border. Also this bill would grant amnesty (call it what you like it's amnesty) to the illegals already here. This bill is in my opinion useless. Why is it fair to give 11+ million criminals a get out of jail free card? The first thing our legislators need to work on is tougher border security. Once you have that under control then you can start working on the problem of the illegals already in the country. If you give those already here amnesty (call it what is is) what's to keep more from following in their fooststeps hoping for the same?

Two points to make to the marchers:
1) If you came into this country illegally then you are guilty of a misdemenor and are a criminal.
2) If you came into this country legally the house bill will not effect you unless you aid a criminal which is a crime already.

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