Sunday, March 21, 2010

Immigration Rally in D.C.

Some people are saying that it will be impossible to pass an immigration bill these days... But you never know. Many didn't think the Health Care bill would fly...
The Washington Post

Senators draft plan to rework U.S. immigration policy

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By Spencer S. Hsu
Thursday, Mar 18, 2010

Sens. Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) announced the building blocks Thursday for a new push in Congress to overhaul the nation's immigration laws, outlining a plan to require U.S. citizens and legal immigrants to obtain a new high-tech Social Security card tied to their fingerprints or other biometric identifiers and to create a system to bring in temporary workers as the U.S. economy demands.

The immigration "blueprint," outlined in an opinion column posted on The Washington Post's Web site, drew an immediate vow of support from President Obama, who urged Congress "to act at the earliest possible opportunity."

"I . . . pledge to do everything in my power to forge a bipartisan consensus on this important issue so we can continue to move forward on comprehensive immigration reform," Obama said in a statement released by the White House. Obama congratulated Schumer and Graham on what he called "a promising, bipartisan framework which can and should be the basis for moving forward."

In the editorial, Graham and Schumer shied away from details, and did not say when they would produce a to complete article

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