Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Business Week quotes House Know-Nothing Peter King on Immigration Reform: "If there was a vote tomorrow, it would pass."

Fresh Ideas for the Immigration Debate

With Congress set to take up the contentious issue of immigration reform, we asked experts to weigh in with some constructive thoughts
by Peter Elstrom

In the next week or so, the U.S. is going to begin a ferocious debate over immigration. Senators John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Ted Kennedy (D-Mass.) are expected to introduce legislation into the Senate for what they're calling comprehensive immigration reform, an ambitious effort to address everything from illegal immigration from Mexico, and the estimated 12 million undocumented workers now in the country, to technology companies' request for more visas for programmers and engineers. The House is likely to follow with its own legislative effort. And President George W. Bush has already said he supports immigration reform.

To read the full article, click HERE.

Rep. Peter King, who blocked efforts to provide a path to EARNED legal status for the undocumented Irish is quoted as saying, "If there were a vote tomorrow, it would pass."


Body Armour said...

Is military service being proposed as a vehicle by which an undocumented immigrant might EARN legal status?

Kevlar Kevin said...

Mandatory military service seems unrealistic... force all the undocumented into the military and you've got an even greater need for immigrant labor.

Who will raise America's children when the Irish nanny is issued a rifle and sent off to war?

Anonymous said...

Force the Irish into the military while treating them as criminals? You must be English!