Thursday, April 06, 2006


i'm interested in reading more about the details of this immigration reform deal. but one thing jumped out at me when i read the article about the senate deal:
The deal, which would include a temporary worker program backed by President George W. Bush, would allow illegal immigrants who have been in the United States more than five years a chance to become citizens if they meet a series of requirements and paid a fine. Other rules would apply to people in the country less than five years.
that paragraph reminded me of a letter to the editor that i read on the train this morning.
To the Editor:

Question for all those geniuses on Capitol Hill discussing a five-year waiver for illegal immigrants:

If they're illegal and undocumented, how will you know if they've been here five years or five minutes?

David Strickland
Fort Lauderdale, Fla., April 4, 2006
ya gotta admit, david's got a point.