I have done that naughtiest of things: I have flip-flopped. I have concluded that a policy I used to tepidly favor is, in fact, a poor idea and losing proposition
I got a very interesting mailing from the Democratic Party's National Immigration Forum and Dean's new outreach center, the American Majority Partnership, the other day. I reproduce it here entirely. It outlines the amendments to the Senate compromise that have been offered, those under consideration, and those likely to be considered in the near future.
Chairman Dean has made our position on immigration reform clear: We support comprehensive immigration reform that strengthens our borders, protects U.S. workers and their wages, reunites families, and allows those who pay taxes and obey the law to earn the opportunity to apply for the rights and responsibilities of citizenship.
These are the right policies and the right values. Democrats may not be polling with a majorities on every single issue we support on immigration, but we are standing for what's right and principled, and that is more important to building an enduring consensus of principle, than to tack with every gust of the political winds.
Take a good look at the bill summary for the new immigration package passed out of the Senate: HB2577 - 472R - Senate Fact Sheet. It's titled the Fair and
I was rather surprised to see this press release from Roy Warden, the anti-immigrant provocateur who burnt a Mexican flag in the middle of a pro-immigration rally in Tucson. The
As Bush contemplates deploying up to 10K National Guard troops to the Mexican border, the Sentate seems to have settled upon a compromise that could open a path to permanent