Thursday, June 28, 2007

The Immigration Bill Dies

by shamanic

And I say, "Good riddance". Polls showed that it was very unpopular among the public, probably because it was so complex. I think a bill that could be sold as "We're going to enforce the border and get people green cards" would have been much more popular (but not among Republicans). We Americans do love clarity.

This was Bush's bill and Bush's dream. I don't see immigration as a big deal. It seems to me that a lot of people's needs are being met, and while there are a lot of problems with the status quo, they aren't problems that will go away with a bill that contains punitive measures.

The public is really interested in the war in Iraq concluding. If Congress wants to wow the public, figure out how to make a difference there.

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