Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Immigration Problems for Republicans?

Two stories in two different publications today point out the tensions within the Republican party on issues of immigration.  The LA Times has a story on The Right Divide, which mentions the fact that the Republican-controlled House of Representatives recently passed a bill that constituted a rejection of Bush's proposed immigration reform package -- which included the idea of a guest worker program.  And the Washington Post has a story on how the Cuban American community is responding with anger against the Republican party for what is seen as a harsh application of the "wet foot, dry foot" policy that governs Cuban immigration.  That story is here.  Of course, these fissures are not new, but in light of Bush's other woes, it seems that they may be finding new space for airing.

-jmc

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