Senate Panel Passes Immigration Reform Bill
After eight hours of seemingly endless debate, the Senate Judiciary Committee wrapped up an immigration reform bill on Monday evening that addresses the concerns of many illegal immigrants in the United States as well as border patrol hawks.
"All Americans wanted fairness and they got it this evening," said Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, the Massachusetts Democrat who was a key coordinator for much of the legislation.
Also weighing into the biggest debate in Washington, D.C., President Bush said Monday the United States "should not have to choose between being a welcoming society and being a lawful society" when dealing with illegal immigration.
And crack addicts wouldn't have to worry about being "lawful" if we only legalized crack.
I'm ashamed of Bush. I'm ashamed of many Republicans. Our government is broken.