January 28, 2013
ACCEPTING THE INEVITABLE:
Senators hope to approve bipartisan immigration reform within months (Michael O'Brien, 1/28/13, NBC News)
Posted by Orrin Judd at January 28, 2013 3:57 PMThe major development involves the pathway to citizenship for undocumented workers that would be established under the Senate plan. Conservatives have resisted similar proposals -- even when they were proposed by President George W. Bush -- and labeled them as "amnesty" for individuals who entered the United States illegally.Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., said that Americans "have been too content for too long" to allow many undocumented workers to provide basic services "while not affording them any of the benefits that make our country so great.""It is not beneficial to this country to have these people here, hidden in the shadows," added McCain, whose own experience on the issue of immigration provides an instructive example of why immigration reform has been so elusive for Congress.
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