Thursday, June 28, 2007

Senate Opposes Immigration Reform(?)

Today Bush saw his prized immigration bill labeld "reform" die at the feet of Congress when the Senate voted to reject the bill. The final tally was 46 to 53, a scary 16 votes shy of passing. There's lots of talk of Congress failing to act and Bush specifically stating his disappointment in Congress.

"Legal immigation is one of the top concerns of the American people and Congress's failure to act on it is a disappointment. The American people understand the staus quo is unacceptable when it comes to our immigration laws. A lot of us worked hard to see if we couldn't find a common ground—it didn't work."

I'm sorry but voting against something is activism. More than that, it is a way of telling the president that this bill is not the appropriate approach to immigration nor is it "reform." Instead this bill appeared to be composed of a series of stringent measures repackaged with a pretty little bow and labeled "reform." Check out the five objectives Bush hoped to accomplish in this bill here.

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