April 06, 2006

"Illegal Amigos"

Scrappleface has breaking news on the immigration debate:

In an attempt to break the Senate deadlock on immigration reform, Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel and Florida Sen. Mel Martinez proposed a bill today that would crack down on recent illegal immigrants, yet offer a path to citizenship for those who violated U.S. immigration law before January 2001. Under the terms of the measure, roughly six million undocumented workers living in the U.S. for five years or more would be granted guest worker visas and then hired to work for the Immigration and Naturalization Service. With the INS, they would try to find and deport six million others who broke U.S. law more recently. Sen. Hagel, reportedly a Republican, said “putting our illegal amigos on the federal payroll, will help us keep track of them. As federal bureaucrats, their high pay and excellent government health insurance will keep them from becoming a burden on American taxpayers.”

Posted by Vox at April 6, 2006 07:04 PM | TrackBack | Arizona , politics

I am actually sooo behind in the news and this whole thing. I'm off TV and I haven't even been interested in talk radio, internet news or newspapers. Wow.

Posted by: Lori at April 6, 2006 08:38 PM