Thursday, June 14, 2007

The game is afoot (again!)

What great news to come out of DC this evening and its the news we've all been waiting for - the immigration bill is on its way back to the Senate floor. After the roller coaster ride we were on last week - the cloture vote and the inaccurate media coverage about it, the harsh rhetoric from the small group of hurlers-on-the-ditch and all the rest, this announcement is the gem we've held our collective breath for!

Last week, it was difficult to watch the likes of Senator Sessions stand in the Senate, spewing his particular brand of bigotry and bile and monopolizing the debate. It could have knocked the wind out of our sails for a second. And then, you stop yourself. You remember the vast majority of citizens desire a path to legalization for the undocumented in the country. Opinion poll after opinion poll reflect this fact. It's obvious to anyone who is willing to open their eyes, that the only intelligent, humane and justifiable solution to the immigration debate in this country of immigrants, is comprehensive immigration reform. Burying your head in the sand and hoping the problem goes away is not acceptable to anyone, on any level.

Tonight, the Senate has shown that their eyes are wide open and they are focused on the goal... as we are!!

Read more here.

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