Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Republicans Split on Immigration Reform

Here is an article that I found on NPR

GOP Faces Internal Divide on Changes To Immigration

Here's a quote from the article that I found disturbing but not surprising:
"[fixing] the country's broken immigration system...will be very hard because, for both parties, there's a short-term political advanage to doing nothing."

Paraphrasing the article, the Democrats don't want to do anything because they need the Hispanic vote and the Republicans don't want to because the polls show that 70% of Americans support the Arizona law.

Another quote from Arizona state Senator Johnathan Paton (who is a candidate for U.S. Congress in 2010) when asked why he voted in favor of the Arizona immigration law stated he is
"...more concerned with the survival of his state than the survival of the Republican party."

I can respect that kind of motivation.

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