I put Middle Earth Journal in hiatus in May of 2008 and moved to Newshoggers.
I temporarily reopened Middle Earth Journal when Newshoggers shut it's doors but I was invited to Participate at The Moderate Voice so Middle Earth Journal is once again in hiatus.

Thursday, April 06, 2006

Immigration Insanity

Yes its true, someone left the door of the asylum open again. I said a few days ago that nothing would come of the attempt to construct a new immigration bill and that was a good thing. Well we can hope that is true because the bipartisan collection of lunatics in the Senate have come up with a totally mad compromise.

Senate Pact Offers Permits To Most Illegal Immigrants
A bipartisan group of senators reached accord yesterday on a dramatic restructuring of the nation's immigration laws that would offer most of the nation's 11 million to 12 million illegal immigrants a work permit and a shot at citizenship.

The plan would tighten security along the border and create a multi-tiered system for dealing with undocumented workers. It would make it easiest for those who have lived in the United States for more than five years to obtain citizenship and theoretically impossible for those who have been here for less than two years to stay.

The breakthrough, embraced by two-thirds of the senators, including Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-Tenn.) and Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.), followed nearly two weeks of difficult negotiations and cleared the way for a final vote after the two-week spring recess.
We can only hope that the wingnut xenophobes in the House will stick to their guns so this totally impractical and unmanageable bill will never see the light of day. Of course no one is talking about the only real solution that would take care of the problem overnight, arrest the people who hire them.

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