Good News on Illegal Immigration, Maybe
One of the most beneficial things Congress can do is nothing. When it comes to illegal immigration this is what they are about to do. Their most recent effort to "reform" immigration failed because it became a typical boondoggle filled with vote buying schemes. Now with the election looming they are in too much of a hurry to get something done and we the citizens are the direct beneficiaries of their urgency.
U.S. congressional leaders are giving up on broad immigration legislation that would legalize millions of illegal immigrants and instead will concentrate on border security ahead of the elections, Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist said on Wednesday...
"Congress will put legislation on the president's desk this fall that will strengthen our borders," House Majority Leader John Boehner, an Ohio Republican, told reporters on Tuesday.
Frist's comments drew an angry response from Sen. Edward Kennedy, a Massachusetts Democrat who helped write the Senate bill.
An angry response from Sen. Kennedy is good enough for me. Let's hope that the border security bill they put forward will actually address border security and not be some spineless vehicle for pork spending.