A Free Kick for the Democrats

Cohen, Richard E.
July 2007
National Journal;7/21/2007, Vol. 39 Issue 29, p44
The author reflects on the action taken by the U.S. Senate to defeat a bipartisan immigration bill that President George W. Bush supported but a majority of Republicans opposed. He cites that according to many Democrats, some Republicans' harsh denunciation of illegal immigrants will become a partisan bonanza as their own party appeals to Latin American voters. He asserts that the immigration policy will become more of a campaign issue and a topic issue facing the next president. He argues that immigration problems will be no less serious in 2009.


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