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NYT Condemns Any Questioning Of Amnesty Bill

From those champions of diversity at the (all Anglo) New York Times:

Immigration Bill Suffers Setback in Senate Vote

By ROBERT PEAR

June 7, 2007

WASHINGTON, June 7 — Supporters of a comprehensive immigration bill suffered a setback early this morning when the Senate voted to put a five-year limit on a new guest worker program that would be created under the legislation. An even more important vote, scheduled for late this morning, could put the fate of the entire bill in doubt.

By a vote of 49 to 48 shortly after midnight, the Senate approved an amendment by Senator Byron L. Dorgan, Democrat of North Dakota, to end the program after five years.

The temporary worker program is an important element of the “grand bargain” on immigration forged in three months of negotiations by a small bipartisan group of senators. The Senate majority leader, Harry Reid, Democrat of Nevada, is pressing the Senate to wrap up work on the bill after two weeks of debate. A vote on whether to bring the debate to a close is scheduled for late this morning, and it is that vote that could determine the legislation’s survival. Under Senate rules, 60 votes are required to shut off debate.

If the Senate indeed votes to end debate, the bill will have cleared a major hurdle — but by no means the last one. The House has yet to take up its version of immigration legislation, and it has been much less sympathetic to the plight of immigrants and more inclined to beef up border security…

Why is every question raised about this massive piece of legislation that no one has read “setback”? What is the rush?

We are talking about nothing less than the fate of our nation.

The 1965 Kennedy backed Immigration and Nationality Act amendments of 1965 changed our country in ways its authors swore would never happen.

That bill, like this one was negotiated in secret and presented to the American public as a fait accompli.

If you seek its monument, look around.

History might not repeat itself, but stupidity surely does. 

This article was posted by Steve on Thursday, June 7th, 2007. Comments are currently closed.

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