McCain not likely to make a difference on immigration

The GOP won\'t let McCain do anything to help immigrants

It looks like the Bush administration is cracking down on immigrants, even as GOP Presidential candidate John McCain is saying that we have to accept the “practical necessity to institute a temporary worker program and deal humanely with the millions of immigrants who have been in this country illegally,” according to the L.A. Times.

I find it hard to believe that the GOP faithful will allow McCain to do anything even remotely friendly to immigrants. If he wins the White House I suspect the crackdown on immigrants will continue. We needed them during the housing construction boom, now that the real estate market has crashed, the Republicans want everyone to go home.

Case in point, “Monday’s raid on the Agriprocessors plant (in Iowa), in which 389 immigrants were arrested and many held at a cattle exhibit hall, was the Bush administration’s largest crackdown on illegal workers at a single site. It has upended this tree-lined community, which calls itself “Hometown to the World,” according to the Washington Post.

The Bush administration doesn’t believe water boarding is torture. And they think it is OK to put immigrants in a cattle exhibit hall. Will the McCain administration really be that much of a departure from the Republicans currently in the White House? I doubt it.

The L.A. Times also reported today that “The federal government is accepting bids for up to three new family detention centers that would house as many as 600 men, women and children fighting deportation cases.”

How many more people will suffer before Bush finally leaves the White House?

I don’t buy McCain’s moderate spin. His party won’t allow anything remotely moderate to happen under his watch. The only way I could possibly vote for him would be if Hillary Clinton was the Democratic presidential nominee, and that seems unlikely now. Nor would I vote for the Dem ticket if she was the V.P. nominee. Hopefully Barack Obama will be the Democratic nominee, in which case he will get my vote.
There is just too much at stake to allow McCain to win.

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