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My Respected Colleague from the Great State of Massachusetts

At Monday’s press conference where the Gang of Eight unveiled its amnesty outline, Senator McCain had this to say about the origins of the package being presented (see about minute 31):

And if we do succeed, and I think we will, it will be a testimonial to Ted Kennedy’s effort years ago that laid the groundwork for this agreement. You will find that this agreement has very little difference from that of the legislation that was led by Senator Kennedy some years ago.

Has McCain been in the Senate bubble so long that he doesn’t recognize this as a strong reason for voting against his preferred measure? In any case, I think when they finally write a bill they should act on McCain’s suggestion and name it the Ted Kennedy Testimonial Immigration Act of 2013.

Mark Krikorian — Mark Krikorian, a nationally recognized expert on immigration issues, has served as Executive Director of the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) since 1995.

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