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WASHINGTON -- House lawmakers rolled out a piecemeal approach to passing immigration reform Thursday, even as senators warned that a go-slow, incremental effort would likely fail. Speaking to reporters on Capitol Hill, Rep.
The approach to immigration reform taken by the Gang of 8 has been wrong from the start. See: http://www.bataraimmigrationlaw.com/2013-immigration-reform-now-you-see-it-now-you-dont.html
You cannot try to cut off full discussion just to pass something. This approach hurts both supporters and opponents. What a political mess!
Anyway, let’s look a little closer at the comments of political players cited in this article:
1. Opponents assert, "By taking a fine-tooth comb through each of the individual issues within the larger immigration debate, it will help us get a better bill that will benefit Americans and provide a workable immigration system."
Theoretically, that’s correct. Shouldn’t every member of Congress read all 884 pages?
Since a "beneficial bill for Americans” has different meanings to supporters and opponents, it’s most likely this call to slow down is a ploy.
2. Opponents claim they want to make sure we get immigration reform right this time so that we don't have the same problems in the future that we've had with past immigration reform bills."
But, again, is this their real intention for wanting to slow down?
3. President Ronald Reagan's 1986 law “was driven from the top down, not brought from the grassroots."
That’s a joke, right? Since when has anyone ever said Reagan was a grassroots type of guy?
It’s also a joke, perhaps a bigger joke, to imply Congress represents the grassroots this time around. Neither the Senate nor Congress nor the Gang of 8 nor Obama represent grass roots thinking.
4. It has got to be a comprehensive approach, said Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), noting that past attempts failed when lawmakers began to tack on amendments.
True, about past failed attempts.
But the current bill, although 884 pages in length, is not comprehensive.
5. Some observers have warned a go-slow approach will make passage more difficult because it risks pushing the debate into the 2014 election year, when lawmakers will be more sensitive to pressure from interest groups.
Oh, how true.
The vast majority of out policy makers are not known for their political courage.
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Wednesday, April 17, 2012 is a day of national prayer for compassionate immigration reform.
Prayer for Our Immigrant Sisters and Brothers
"Blessed are You, Lord Jesus Christ. You crossed every border between Divinity and humanity to make your home with us. Help us to welcome you in newcomers, migrants and refugees. Blessed are You, God of all nations. You bless our land richly with goods of creation and with people made in your image. Help us to be good stewards and peacemakers, who live as your children. Blessed are You, Holy Spirit. You work in the hearts of all to bring about harmony and goodwill. Strengthen us to welcome those from other lands, cultures, religions, that we may live in human solidarity and in hope. God of all people, grant us vision to see your presence in our midst, especially in our immigrant sisters and brothers. Give us courage to open the door to our neighbors and grace to build a society of justice."