The new immigration bill looks good BUT I don't like the merit-based provisions. Or the fees the immigrants have to pay to stay. Also some immigrants will have to go back to their country of origin and then begin the program to enter the U.S. all over again. The New York Times has a good article that explains the legislation clearly.
I meant to be back sooner than this but got caught up in some things important and not so important... Take a look at McSweeney's PROS AND CONS OF THE TOP 20 DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES BY JOHN MOE.
Then when you finish that try PROS AND CONS OF THE TOP 20 REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES BY JOHN MOE.
Definitely worth the read and funny.
Oliver Willis asks:
What Is The Real Beef With The Immigration Bill?
But why does the Republican base act with so much revulsion at any sort of immigration deal short of closing America?
a) They don't like hispanics
b) They don't like all immigrants
c) They're afraid increased immigration means more Democratic voters?
I'm honestly asking.
"A new Cook Poll shows Hillary "remains far and away the leader of the pack" with 36%, followed by Obama at 25% and Edwards at 15%." -- Political Wire, politicalwire.com
"Don't pay too much attention to the national polls just yet. Essentially, they are useful for measuring name recognition and are great for candidate hype and fundraisings." -- John Zogby, wehatehillary.com