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“This administration is populated by people who’ve spent their careers bashing government. They’re not just small-government conservatives—they’re Grover Norquist, strangle-it-in-the-bathtub conservatives. It’s a cognitive disconnect for them to be able to do something well in an arena that they have so derided and reviled all these years.”

Senator Hillary Clinton

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Immigration compromise?

Initially, I'm okay with the idea of a time determined legalization plan in the Senate's immigration bill, but it's still going to have the effect of tearing some families apart.

Perhaps in addition to the five year window, you make exceptions for those who have children born here in the United States and are therefore legal citizens.

After all, does the Republican party want to be seen as a group who tears families apart? Probably not.

Again, all of these new rules are worthless without actual enforcement, which I still don't see happening. But in a perfect world, I'd be happy to see a compromise that allows families to stay together to be reached.