Friday, April 07, 2006


The compromise bill is a combination of bad and stupid, and that's even before the evil little gnomes in the conference committee strip out whatever might be good so I'm quite happy to see immigration "reform" die for the moment.

What was lost in the coverage of the protests was really what likely motivated hundreds of thousands of people to come out. The tone of most coverage suggested they were mostly undocumented workers which is unlikely to be true. What motivates people is family. Lots of people who are here perfectly legally, and even citizens, have parents/siblings/spouses who are undocumented.

To a great degree it's simply families trying to stay together.