KENNEDY ON BUSH'S IMMIGRATION SPEECH
Today, Senator Edward M. Kennedy issued the following statement following President Bush's remarks on immigration. The President made a strong case for the need to pass the Senate immigration bill.
"The President is right that this bill is our best chance to fix our broken system. And the American people are right to demand that we find a solution to the immigration crisis. They know that if we don't tackle it now it will be years before we can try again.
Despite the clear urgency, there are forces at play that could hinder our efforts: bumper sticker slogans that aim to divide us further, strong feelings on the many sides of this issue, and a tendency to shelve these tough issues for another time.
We made good progress in the Senate last week and we are determined as ever to get the job done and get it done right."