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Kennedy, Durbin and Reid: Senate Dems join Cardinals Mahony, McCarrick, OMalley to press for broad immigration reform

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In anticipation of Monday immigration marchs occuring as the Senate struggles with forging a compromise....


Today at 8:30 AM (Chicago time) Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid, Assistant Senate Democratic Leader Dick Durbin and Senator Edward Kennedy will join American Roman Catholic Cardinals at a press availability to discuss the need for bipartisan, comprehensive immigration reform and to ensure that 12 million immigrants are not turned into criminals.


the above and following from the Dems release..

REID, KENNEDY, CATHOLIC CARDINALS TO CALL FOR COMPREHENSIVE IMMIGRATION REFORM


Washington, DC—Today, Friday, April 28, 2006, at 9:30 AM, Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid, Assistant Senate Democratic Leader Richard Durbin and Senator Edward Kennedy will join American Roman Catholic Cardinals at a press availability to discuss the need for bipartisan, comprehensive immigration reform and to ensure that 12 million immigrants are not turned into criminals.


WHO: Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid

Assistant Senate Democratic Leader Richard Durbin

Senator Edward Kennedy

Roger Cardinal Mahony

Theodore Cardinal McCarrick

Sean Cardinal O'Malley


WHAT: Press availability on immigration reform


WHEN: TODAY, Friday, April 28, 2006, at 9:30 AM


WHERE: Senate Ohio Clock Corridor

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7 Comments

I know an like Sen. Durbin but we need to secure the borders first.Yes I agree with reform and we badly need it.But again this Country comes first we do not need another 9-11

I am a US Citizen and I feel that the organizers and those who are fighting for legalization have gone too far. How can we allow them to translate into spanish our National Anthem? Why should we comensate illegal immigrants for breaking the law? This illegal immigration will never end, even if legalization is approved, they will still continue to cross our borders. People who have been here and are illegal come and go as they please, crossing our borders over and over again. The Mexican Government is asking their citizens to support the May 1st boycott by not purchasing any American Made product, why don't they work at providing more economic opportunities to their citizens instead of making demands from us? Should we then ask all the American Citizens and those who travel to Mexico to boycott and not travel to Mexico? How will it affect them economically? We should stand for what is right, obey and enforce the law. If illegal immigrants want citizenship, then they must abide by the law. For those who are already citizens and were sworn in, they made an oath to this country when they became U.S. Citizens. They swore to obey and protect the laws of this country. Are they doing that by participating and promoting the boycott? We should all learn the language if we are expected to be citizens of the United States and not manipulate this country into accomodating illegal immigrants.

What is this political nonsense about "turning 12 million immigrants into criminals" Those that are here LEGALLY do not need to worry. The others should be processed accordingly. We do need major reform. Let's not allow this march on Monday lull us to sleep. We've been asleep on this issue for too long already.

Illegal aliens should be returned home and they should have to apply for a visa to come into the U.S. They are, for the most part, a burden to the taxpayers and tax our social services greatly. Passage of new legislation to legalize them will cause in the near future.

When did illegal become undocumented?

Immigrants, whether 'documented' or not, are the keepers of the American dream. Without them the dream will die.

"How can we allow them to translate into spanish our National Anthem?"

"Allow"?? Are you crazy?

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