Sunday, May 20, 2007

Feingold: "Serious Reservations" About Immigration Bill

It's hard to figure out what Sen. Feingold means:

"Based on the limited information available so far, I have serious concerns about the bill, including whether it does enough to protect the rights of both U.S. and foreign workers," Feingold, D-Wis., said. "I will be looking closely at ways to improve the bill next week when it comes to the Senate floor."

Feingold has a reputation--he doesn't roll over for the Party. That reputation has served him very well in his election campaigns.

The bill, at about 1,000 pages, is fraught with problems for both 'foreign' and 'domestic' workers--but moreso for national security (as pointed out below.)

It would be very pleasing to see the Senator derail the train--and reveal his specific objections.

Frankly, there are ZERO protections in the Bill for 'domestic' workers if you understand the Bill's lax or non-existent enforcement provisions for "Z" visas.


steveegg said...

It would be interesting, but it sounds more like Queen Pelosi's "objections" than anything else. I'll lay odds that another few dollars/hour in the "minimum wage", expansion of Social Security and the rest of the welfare state to the soon-to-be-ex-illegal aliens, and a continuance in "chain migration" would solve most of el-Slimeroad's concerns.

The Badgerland Conservative said...

What scares me more is this bill is being written in secret and being pushed for a vote and to be enacted into law before it's even finalized.

Why the rush? Unless they really don't want us to know what they are putting into it.