Thankfully, any momentum gained for the Immigration Bill was brought to a halt this week when the Senate was unable to capture all the votes needed to break the filibuster presently before them. This ridiculous bill, if passed, would allow amnesty (let's keep it real: that's what it is) for over 12 million illegal immigrant workers without offering legimate plans for providing security along the border.
Don't get me wrong: I've got nothing against hard working immigrants who come to this country seeking opportunities not available to them elsewhere. But as I pointed out on the Hippie Conservative's compelling post about immigration's effect on Black Americans, this bill does nothing but make the piece of pie for margainalized groups (small as it already is) even smaller. This bill would've affected racial minorities, economically disadvataged people, and American workers. Frankly, I say good riddance to it. But I'm not holding my breath for this thing to die off completely considering that Congressional Democrats promise to continue the fight on. Why black folks continue to support Democrats is beyond me.
Once Congress finally gets their act together and looks into how legalized immigration will impact America, its social structure, its economy, its borders, and its people; maybe -- just maybe -- I'll start trusting them to come up with a truly "comprehensive" immigration bill. The junk they just tried to produce wouldn't be good enough to use in a bird cage.