McCain-Kennedy: Not As Bad As You Think
Leon H takes a comprehensive look at the Secure American and Orderly Immigration Act and finds it surprisingly attractive:
…[a] realistic solution, from a legislative standpoint, is just around the corner, with but a few minor and workable changes within a framework that already enjoys bipartisan support. The responsible thing to do at this juncture is not to hysterically demonize the Senate Judiciary Committee because a provision of this bill provides a gauntlet which illegal immigrants may run to receive non-immigrant status; it is rather to work toward an effective and actual solution which will prevent us from reaching this point of crisis again in the future. And, if it should happen to be that the executive branch fails to enforce the laws that Congress passes, then we will take that issue up with the executive branch in 2008 (McCain may win some votes yet). It makes no sense to me, however, to throw Congress under the bus on this one, for doing what pretty much looks like the right thing.
Almost sounds chillin’, doesn’t he?…