Revolution #50, June 11, 2006

Senate’s “Compromise” Bill—A Nightmare for Immigrants

If you are going to insist that crossing borders illegally is a crime which cannot be tolerated, and for which people should be punished, how about George Bush, Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, Condoleezza Rice (and yes, Colin Powell) and the rest of that gang, with their highly illegal, and violent, “crossing of the border” — into Iraq, among other places?!

On May 26, the Senate passed a “compromise” immigration bill which contains nightmarish provisions for immigrants and actually ratchets up the level of criminalization of immigrants, the Big-Brother databases and spy networks (which will impact everyone in the U.S.—immigrant or not), and the brazen exploitation of immigrant workers.

The Senate and House bills will go before a committee that may include people like Congressman Sensenbrenner, sponsor of the House bill that would make criminals out of anyone who aided illegal immigrants—so it is likely that any “compromise” between the House and Senate will be even worse than this Senate bill.

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