Senate Hopes To Pass Immigration “Reform” by Memorial Day

Washington Times

The Senate again will take up immigration-reform legislation in the coming weeks with an eye toward at least beefing up border security before the fall elections.

Majority Leader Bill Frist, Tennessee Republican, set a new deadline of Memorial Day to pass a comprehensive immigration bill, Senate Republican leadership aides said yesterday.

Conservatives said the bill granted amnesty to the millions of illegal aliens already in this country because it would provide most with a direct path to citizenship. Some said the federal government must rebuild its credibility by securing the border before addressing guest-worker provisions or any direct paths to citizenship for aliens who already have broken U.S. laws.

‘The American people are very tolerant and forgiving. But I don’t think they will be forgiving if the Congress passes something to fool them again into thinking we’re actually serious about controlling our borders and illegal immigration,’ Sen. John Cornyn, Texas Republican, said yesterday.

‘There is a growing consensus that we must secure our borders, but the problem is that the ‘compromise’ bill’s security provisions are only a promise at this point,’ he said. ‘No money has actually been committed to create the 10,000 or so new Border Patrol agents we need, to create the technology, the ground sensors, the unmanned aerial vehicles we need in order to create a virtual wall to protect our borders.’

4 Responses to “Senate Hopes To Pass Immigration “Reform” by Memorial Day”

  1. James Paul von Helton Says:

    I need a bumper sticker that says:

    “What part of “ILLEGAL” don’t you understand?

    …..It’ll look good next to the one I already have that says:

    “God, Guns & Guts! Let’s Keep All 3!”


  2. Sherri Says:

    This isn’t something that’s going to go away for Washington, no matter how much they want it to. The American people are angry and fed up, and they’d better pay attention if they want to keep their jobs.

  3. Vincent Narodnik Says:

    …”deadline of Memorial Day to pass a comprehensive immigration bill, Senate Republican leadership aides said. ” Theres that word again-”COMPREHENSIVE” They still think we are that stupid. its time to pick up the phones again. 1 888 355 3588 TOLL FREE

  4. Eddie B. Says:

    “Compromise Bill” and “security provisions” really shouldn’t appear in the same sentence at the same time. It’s like saying “military intelligence”, “jumbo shrimp”, and “effective legislaton”. Just doesn’t work. Just like “virtual borders”. Huh? What is a “virtual border”?

    Are these guys for real? Do we have “virtual” respresentation here or what? I’ll tell you what, come November these “virtual leaders” will have no more “virtual jobs” becasue I am going to vote their “virtual ass” out.

    “Virtual Borders”…. Please put that in the same folder as the $2,000 fine, civics test, and Spanish version of our National Anthem.

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