Path to Citizenship, or Ship to Nowhere?
The Senate, in what they tell us is a bipartisan plan for immigration reform, cloaked its partisan nature behind something they euphemistically call “a path to citizenship.” That would certainly be a step in the right direction, if only it were true. The fault is that it’s not an immigration reform plan at all, but a targeted program, aimed at Mexican undocumented workers, asking them to ‘register with the government’ and then trust the Senate to put a program in place.
Good luck with that, Senators Schumer and Rubio.
If that sounds like a rush-job to get something—anything—out of committee a day ahead of the President’s announcement of his own plan, you wouldn’t be far from right. But God is in the details and there are no details. According to the Jan 28th Reuters news item, the committee
“…agreed on a framework for immigration reform that would provide a "path to citizenship" for those in the United States illegally but only after measures are put in place to secure borders and tr…