Thursday, May 11, 2006

Vastly Different Reform Bills in Congress

After much posturing and handshaking, the Senate has just passed an immigration reform bill, paving the way to legalize nearly all illegal immigrants, while at the same time providing for a "guest worker" program, endorsed by President George W. Bush.

This new Senate bill is vastly different from a more strict reform bill, passed earlier in the House, which calls for tougher enforcement of both laws and borders, potentially subjecting an estimated 11 million illegal immigrants to felony charges and deportation.

These two separate pieces of legislation from the two branches of Congress are so dissimilar, like night and day, that it casts doubt on whether or not any compromise will be made on the issue this year.

You may view the cbsnew.com article regarding this legislation by clicking on the post title or (here).

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