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All You Need To Know About The Awful Immigration Bill...In Senate Spanish
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April 07, 2006, 01:47 PM
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Looks like there`s confusion in the Senate this morning over whether the Martinez-Hagel cave-in will actually pass, but this is all you need to know about it:

In a moment heavy with symbolism, Sen. Mel Martinez, R-Fla., who fled Cuba at age 15 and was a prime broker of the agreement with Sen. Chuck Hagel, R-Neb., stood in the Senate press gallery to repeat the deal in Spanish.

"Now that everyone has had a chance to hear this in English, I think an awful lot of Americans that only speak Spanish would like to hear what we`re talking about," Martinez said. Martinez worked closely on the deal with the administration, where he formerly served as a cabinet secretary.

Senate set to pass immigration bill Compromise would create 3 classes of illegal workers, by Carolyn Lochhead, San Francisco Chronicle, April 7, 2006.

In fact, there aren`t that many "Americans" who "only speak Spanish"...yet. But the phenomenon of second-generation immigrants who don`t learn English is growing...thanks to government policy. And, of course, this ultimately dispossesses real Americans.

"Heavy with symbolism"...yeah, right.