(I tried) to look cute.
It reflects an understandable frustration, at the local level, that we've got a broken immigration system, I don't think it is going to contribute one iota to stopping people from coming to this country.
This is a half-hearted and half-baked solution to the problem of illegal immigration.
They're telling the feds they're falling asleep at the wheel, ... Such pressure from the bottom up will make politicians see they can't hide under their desks anymore.
It is neither realistic nor desirable to round up and deport 11 million people, but the Specter proposal will exclude many undocumented [people] from ever becoming part of America's future, thereby perpetuating the problem of illegality the bill must solve.
There has to be a more satisfactory answer than let's do more of the same. It's a bit of folly to say people don't put down roots and aren't needed in these jobs.
It takes people who've been here since before January '04 and it gives them a conditional status that leads to nowhere. That seems like it's going to be a big slap in the face to the community that's been reeling from the wall that was built last year.
If he's interested in real reform, he should step in and take a side. Maybe they can sit back and think it's going to be fine [in the Senate] but it's just as likely to blow up.
There's a little bit of schizophrenia in the Democratic Party as well as among the Republicans. Until the desire for good policy trumps the politics there will be no agreement.