Thursday, May 11, 2006

Procedural agreement reached on immigration measure

And Ted Kennedy and Harry reid are pleased with it. That ought to tell you everything you need to know right there.

May 11 (Bloomberg) -- Republicans and Democrats in the U.S. Senate reached an agreement on how to proceed with consideration of an overhaul of U.S. immigration policies, clearing the path for debate by lawmakers next week.

``Today's agreement is a major step forward,'' Democrat Ted Kennedy of Massachusetts said in a statement. ``I'm optimistic we can get the job done.''

Like I said, it's only an agreement on how to proceed, but Teddy "Hic" Kennedy is happy and that always makes me ill.

The proposed legislation would create up to 400,000 guest- worker visas for unskilled workers and provide a path to legal status for many of the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants in the U.S.

Sigh. that sounds like amnesty to me.