Friday, December 1, 2006

CNN Lou Dobbs - video:Senate Leader Harry Reid to Push for Guest Worker Program and Amnesty - "That's What America is all About"The streets of Los Angeles and other U.S. cities could soon be filled with demonstrators demanding amnesty for illegal aliens. Some organizers of this spring's protests in favor of illegal alien amnesty say they may take to the streets again if the new Democratic-controlled Congress does not pass an immigration reform bill that includes amnesty within its first 100 days in power. Saul Solorzano of the Central American Resource Center said: "I certainly believe that 100 days are plenty to have Congress act on the immigration issue. The First Amendment gives the right to petition the government. And I think that civil participation is important, and I think that people will be posed to go back and again ask for action." New Senate leader Harry Reid (D-NV) says an immigration bill will be among the first 10 introduced in the Senate. "It was tremendously heartwarming to see how the Hispanic community throughout America responded to what we tried to do, we Democrats tried to do. We won big-time with the Hispanics. We won because they accepted what we were trying to do, comprehensive immigration reform." Reid says he wants a guest worker program and a path to legalization for illegal aliens and he has no problem with threats of new demonstrations. "I've always said that those marches were good. They didn't hurt a thing. They were peaceful and they were powerful. That's what America is all about." He also says there will be no additional funding for the border fence bill signed by President Bush. Ironically, that bill was passed in part because of frustration with previous pro-amnesty protests.