Two senators who have been pushing for comprehensive immigration reform defended their efforts on Sunday, after last week's Boston Marathon terror saga provoked new challenges for their new bill.
On Sunday, Crowley asked Sen. [Lindsey] Graham whether he would consider any amendments to the bill as a result of new security concerns. His response was that granting legal status to illegal immigrants would itself enable better monitoring of who they were, where they came from and why they had come.
"Now is the time to bring all of the eleven million out of the shadows and find out who they are," Graham said. ...
"What happened in Boston, and international terrorism, I think should urge us to act quicker, not slower, when it comes to getting the eleven million identified," he concluded.
Uh, Django had completed the Path to Citizenship, and Tamburlaine the Not Great had a green card.
No, the fundamental subject raised by the Bomb Brothers is: Who gets to choose who comes to America: immigrants or Americans? The entire marketing campaign has been framed around pushing the mindset that it's racist for Americans to try to choose who gets in. Instead of choosing, we should just take what we are given by the rest of the world and be grateful for their vibrant diversity. If you live in the Boston area and your windows have been rattling, well, that's just the vibrancy manifesting itself.