Thursday, May 17, 2007


The White House has apparently succeeded in browbeating Senate Republicans into agreeing to a mind-bendingly horrendous amesty bill, which essentially abrogates American law and territorial sovereignty. This bill will represent the culmination of the Bush presidency; having destroyed America's reputation and standing around the world, the President now moves to destroy the United States itself.

WASHINGTON — Key senators and the White House reached agreement Thursday on an immigration overhaul that would grant quick legal status to millions of illegal immigrants already in the U.S. and fortify the border.

The plan would create a temporary worker program to bring new arrivals to the U.S. A separate program would cover agricultural workers. New high-tech enforcement measures also would be instituted to verify that workers are here legally.

The compromise came after weeks of painstaking closed-door negotiations that brought the most liberal Democrats and the most conservative Republicans together with President Bush's Cabinet officers to produce a highly complex measure that carries heavy political consequences.

Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass., said he expects Bush to endorse the agreement.

The accord sets the stage for what promises to be a bruising battle next week in the Senate on one of Bush's top non-war priorities.

The key breakthrough came when negotiators struck a bargain on a so-called "point system" that would for the first time prioritize immigrants' education and skill level over family connections in deciding how to award green cards.

That Senator Kennedy, who also pushed the disastrous 1965 immigration reform bill, stands front and center as the spokesperson heralding this "breakthrough," should tell conservatives everything they need to know about just how bad this bill is for America. That President Bush would work so closely with Senator Kennedy to create this bill should tell conservates just how toxic President Bush is to conservatism.

What remains of the Republican party in Congress had better scramble to kill this bill; otherwise the GOP will have condemneed itself to perpetual minority party status.


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