June 30, 2005
“Yes, I am coming for the Bush amnesty program.” That’s what one illegal immigrant reportedly told a U.S. border patrol questioner in a survey the Bush administration understandably failed to complete. About 45 percent of those questioned “said that ‘amnesty rumors’ influenced their decision to cross the border illegally,” according to WaPo’s report.
This won’t play well among the Republicans who are angry at Bush over immigration, and there are a lot of those. Kaus also draws a parallel between welfare reform and immigration reform that seems apt to me.
The border: barrier? Or a “place of coming together?”