Young man who grew up in Milwaukie awaits vote on Senate bill that would create path to citizenship for minors brought to U.S. without documentation
No one will be more interested in the outcome of a U.S. Senate vote today than a 20-year-old man who grew up in Milwaukie but discovered he was neither a citizen nor a legal resident when federal authorities arrested him in August and deported him to Mexico.
Lopez would be among about 2 million children and young adults eligible for citizenship under the bill. Opponents, led by Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama, say the act would be in effect amnesty and would attract more undocumented immigration.
You know who might be more interested in the outcome of the U.S. Senate vote? Any one of the millions of unemployed American citizens who are tired of competing with illegal labor!
The media will continue to look long and hard for the most sympathetic case to push amnesty but these examples are the exception and not the rule. For every tear jerker honor roll student that the Oregonian can find I can produce a drug dealing rapist.