Tuesday, May 23, 2006

"Temporary" Does NOT Mean "Temporary"

The Senate Immigration bill is so full of....ah.....holes and weasel-words that it's like shooting fish in a barrel, but here's another dead trout:

Last Thursday, Sens. Kyl and Cornyn offered an amendment to the immigration bill that would give real meaning to the word “temporary” in the President’s repeated statements about a “temporary worker program.” This amendment, sensibly enough, would “stipulate that the 200,000 low-skilled immigrants allowed to enter the country under a new temporary-worker visa would have to leave when the visa expired.” The Senators, under the impression that “temporary” means something, announced White House support for this provision.

Not so fast!!

When word reached the backers of the compromise, they were furious, according to a senior Republican Senate aide involved in the events. Immigrant groups such as the National Council of La Raza [the Race] and the National Immigration Forum had said they would withdraw their support for the Senate bill if the amendment passed.

Immigration enthusiasts Sens. Martinez, Hagel and Graham prevailed upon the White House to drop its support, and Hagel went to the floor of the Senate to announce this victory

Victory, eh? Over whom?

Once again, GWB bows to LaRaza. Please allow us to continue in 'full-cynic' mode. The only time these jerks are NOT lying is when they are dead drunk (silent) or fully asleep (silent.)

HT: RedState

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