Benjy Sarlin at Talking Points Memo writes about how unions have gone from being anti-immigration as late as the 1990s to one of the major forces promoting comprehensive immigration reform. That the US Chamber of Commerce and Big Labor are on the same side of this issue should tell you that the time has come for this important legislation and that only extremists oppose change (including a path to citizenship).
Here's the key passage from the address which he is now delivering:
Our journey is not complete until we find a better way to welcome the
striving, hopeful immigrants who still see America as a land of
opportunity; until bright young students and engineers are enlisted in
our workforce rather than expelled from our country.
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