"Immigration reform" is a political hot potato.... for both Democrats and Republicans....
On our northern border with Canada, which is also porous and unprotected, it could be a hot "pomme de terre," or even a hot "crepe." Whichever way..., it's a red hot issue---and most U.S. Congress-members are afraid to touch it with a ten foot pole.
So, now it's see-how-they-run crunch-time, with Americans watching closely how each Congress-member deals with illegal-aliens and "immigration reform" on the hot plate before them---and which ones will try to hide from confronting the problem. And how they skirt the issue of "employment reform" that will go after money-hungry employers who are skirting our labor laws by hiring illegal-aliens.
Keep your eyes on those political rascals.... and remember how they voted.... when you go to vote in November 2006 and 2008 elections! If they don't step up now and do right to protect the rule of law, national security and America's sovereignty..., you can vote to throw the bums out!
Hat tip to Cox and Forkum for political 'toon. At coxandforkum, they also have an informative posting about "immigration reform" that includes the following: "Glenn Reynolds has a good overview of the issue and how it might affect Democrats and Republicans: An immigration brouhaha: Poison for both parties?...."