Senator Edward Kennedy's Senate Committee Works Out A Compromise Bill On Immigration
Few details are yet known in the huge new immigration compromise bill that Senator Edward Kennedy's Senate Committee was able to hammer out today with the more moderate Republicans such as Senators Arlen Specter and John McCain. But the bill appears to allow the estimated 13 million illegal aliens in this country to earn a path to eventual citizenship, and does give some higher priority to those illegal aliens with a higher education as skilled workers. But the bill reportedly still includes an unfair provision that provides for a $5,000 dollar fine and fees. This huge fine seems unfair as many of the illegal immigrants earn very little money, and many may simply prefer to remain as illegal aliens, defeating any intent of the bill to make the immigration system more orderly.
More details on this bill as the information becomes available.