Props to Red State for passing on the good news that the Democratic majority in Congress, joined by pro-globalizatoin Republicans, are fighting to provide an “earned path to citizenship” for agricultural workers who are currently in the country illegally. Obviously a comprehensive immigration proposal (such as McCain-Kennedy) would be preferable, but due to the know-nothingness of Congressional republicans and political cowardice of Barack Obama (who vaguely supported the legislation while not being involve in the negotiations that could actually have gotten it passed) that’s not currently feasible.
SENATE TRIES TO SNEAK IMMIGRATION REFORMS THROUGH | Redstate
It looks like the Democrats and amnesty-loving Republicans slipped the AG Jobs bill into the Senate emergency supplemental appropriations bill during committee markup today. This bill relates to giving amnesty to illegal aliens who work as migrant workers.
Early intelligence reports that it probably has provisions similar to the last AG Jobs bill that was considered – including amnesty provisions. It was supposedly a Feinstein/ Craig amendment and was accepted with a vote of 17 – 12.
If Harry Reid offers this version of the supplemental as a substitute to the House version, he will block out all other senators from any opportunity to strip this Ag Jobs provision, which will ultimately keep potential amnesty provisions in the war funding bill.
The doom-and-gloom tone of Red State is typical of the know-nothing right, which is as hostile to immigration as the know-nothing left is to trade.