May 30 2006

Senate Immigration Bill Passes

McCain - KennedyGUEST: Catherine Tactaquin, Executive Director of the National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights

The Senate version of immigration reform legislation finally passed late last week. According to the New York Times, the bill as passed will give most undocumented immigrants an opportunity to become citizens. Now, SB 2611 has to be reconciled with the draconian House billl, HR 4437, which was passed last December. The Senate bill, which has come to be known as the McCain-Kennedy bill, after it’s key authors, was passed with votes from 23 Republicans, one Independent and 38 Democrats. James Sensenbrenner, the archietect of HR 4437, has denounced SB 2611, saying that it offers immigrants amnesty. But the National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, the leading national immigrants-rights organization, has expressed outrage and disappointment at the Senate bill, saying it will “foster racial segregation and discrimination.”

For more information, visit

3 responses so far

3 Responses to “Senate Immigration Bill Passes”

  1. Never Mindon 30 Sep 2008 at 8:22 am

    So! You’re ANTI-America; ANTI-Israel; ANTI-everything the USA was founded on. So why not leave? Los Angeles, California isn’t a good place to be if you can’t stand America. On second thought – please stay. I’m hoping the next earthquake will really shake up your reality and you’ll be dropping into the Pacific along with most of the rest of the west coast before long anyway.

  2. Fast Fredon 01 Dec 2008 at 11:52 am

    SAY “NO” to any and all”BILLS”that would allow amnesty and access to social programs that Illegal aliens have not paid in to such as social security.I have paid in all my working life and would like there to be enough funds for me to collect on when my time comes.And I do agree with “The comment from “NEVER MIND”.

  3. adminon 01 Dec 2008 at 1:20 pm

    Immigrants pay social security taxes.

    It comes directly out of your paycheck whether you are an immigrant or not. That money goes into the Social Security fund that citizens get paid from — money that the immigrant workers themselves will never see.

    Immigrants also pay sales taxes on everything they buy.

    And they work for peanuts in jobs that Americans refuse to do or would demand big bucks for.

    Imagine how much worse the economy would be if there were no immigrants…

    Citizens benefit from the exploitation of immigrants and then ignorantly hurl abuses at them such as the comments above.