Tuesday, June 19, 2007

McConnell Already Voted For Amnesty

With Mitch McConnell on Face the Nation Sunday morning saying the outlook for the Kennedy/McConnell Amnesty Bill was a "mixed picture" and that he wasn't sure if it was going to pass, its important to note that this is not the first time that the Louisville liberal has supported amnesty. In 1986, McConnell even went as far as pushing legislation to remove penalties on employers that hire illegal aliens. Congressional Quarterly described S. 1200 (on which McConnell voted yes) as:

Adoption of the conference report on the bill to overhaul the nation's immigration laws by creating new penalties against employers who knowingly hire illegal aliens; granting amnesty to illegal aliens who can prove they were in the country prior to Jan. 1, 1982; and creating a special farm worker program for Western agricultural growers. Adopted 61-25, October 17, 1986 .