Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Who's the Biggest Anti-Hispanic of Them All?

...why, it's Virginia Foxx!

Who proudly touted her co-sponsorship of the Sensenbrenner Bill, which would build hundreds of miles of fence along the U.S.-Mexico border, require that businesses verify the legality of all employees' status through a national database, fortify border patrols, and declare illegal immigrants and those who help them to be felons.

That harsh punishment plan isn't playing all that well.

According to today's WashPost, "many House Republicans are worried that a tough anti-illegal-immigration bill they thought would please their political base has earned them little benefit while becoming a lightning rod for the fast-growing national movement for immigrant rights."

Foxx's Republican leaders in the U.S. House were backpedaling so fast yesterday that Denny Hastert's pants legs were flapping in the breeze. "It remains our intent to produce a strong border security bill that will not make unlawful presence in the United States a felony." Blah, blah, blah.

Is anyone listening?

"There was political calculation that they [Foxx & Co.] could make this the wedge issue of 2006 and 2008, but it's not playing out that way," said Rep. Raul M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.). "This has galvanized and energized the Latino community like no other issue I have seen in two decades, and that's going to have electoral consequences."

Anyone looked at The Madam's website lately. Is she still bragging about being a co-sponsor of the Sensenbrenner Bill?

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