Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Obama's letter

I received a letter in the mail today from Sen. Barack Obama. As you probably know, I sent several faxes to Obama, Durbin, Hastert, Bush and others as the immigration reform debate unfolded in May and June.

A few weeks ago I got a letter from Hastert stating the bills in the House. Today was Obama’s turn to tell the voters how he feels. Here is the complete text:

August 6, 2007

Dear <>:Thank you for writing to express your views about illegal immigration. I appreciate hearing from you about this issue.

Given your strong feelings about this issue, you may be interested to know that on June 28 the Senate soundly defeated S. 1348, the Kennedy/Kyl immigration reform bill, thereby likely killing it in the current Congress. The New York Times’ post mortem on that vote read as follows: “President Bush’s effort to overhaul the nation’s immigration policy…collapsed Thursday in the Senate, with little prospect that it can be revived before Mr. Bush leaves office in 19 months.”

S. 1348 proposed strong border enforcement measures, a crackdown on employers who hire illegal immigrants, a process by which those currently in the country illegally could earn citizenship, and a new guest worker program. The Senate vote demonstrated that this approach is not acceptable to this Congress.

Again, <>, thank you for writing. I look forward to being in touch on this and other issues of concern to you.

Signed Barack
Barack Obama
United States Senator

Well, there you have the entire text. Does it tell me anywhere how Obama feels about the issue? Does it say anything about what he would do about it? I really appreciate the report but the man told me nothing about his position.


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