Senator John F. Kerry to Deliver Democratic Hispanic Radio Address

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    This IS NOT an April fools joke, even though it should be :rolleyes:

    Sat Apr 1, 11:07 AM ET

    To: National Desk


    Contact: Federico de Jesus of the Office of Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid, 202-228-2939; or April Boyd of the Office of Sen. John Kerry, 202-224-4159


    WASHINGTON, April 1 /U.S. Newswire/ -- Sen. John F. Kerry (news, bio, voting record) (D- Mass.) will deliver the Democratic Hispanic Radio Address this Saturday, April 01, 2006. Below is the English translation of his address.


    Sen. Kerry will speak about this week's immigration debate in the Senate and the urgent need for comprehensive immigration reform.


    The sound of Sen. John F. Kerry's address can be obtained through your local Univision Radio affiliates, Radio Formula, Radiovisa, Radio Bilingue, Latino Broadcasting Corporation affiliates, BBC en Espanol, CNN en Espanol, or other local stations, after 11:06 a.m. Eastern Time on Saturday, April 1, 2006.


    The embargoed sound can also be obtained at: http://demradio.senate.gov/actualities/hispanic/ KerryHispanicRadio060401.mp3 in MP3 format


    Democratic Hispanic Radio Address


    Senator John F. Kerry


    Air Date: April 1, 2006


    "Good morning. I am Senator John Kerry from Massachusetts.


    "This week Senate Democrats won an important victory toward comprehensive immigration reform that honors the contributions of immigrants and provides real security for America.


    "The Senate Judiciary Committee approved a bi-partisan immigration bill that: 1) provides a path toward citizenship for undocumented immigrants, 2) re-unites families, and 3) strengthens border security.


    "Democrats made sure that the Dream Act was included, so that young people who have spent most of their lives in the United States, who believe in our country, who have stayed out of trouble, can have a chance at a higher education. We also recognize the hard work of those who labor in our fields and we insisted on an initiative that would allow more than a million agricultural workers to earn a path toward legalization.


    "We stood up to the Republicans who saw immigration reform as a chance to punish immigrants. We eliminated provisions that would criminalize immigrants and anyone who would help them. This was an important step, given the fact that the House Republican approved bill passed in December would allow the prosecution of clergy, hospital workers, charities or anyone else who would help thy neighbor. Cardinal Mahoney from California was right to take a stand against this punitive measure, and we Democrats were able to defeat it.


    "Democrats were able to achieve all of this, despite attempts by Senate Republican Majority Leader Frist to cater to the narrowest interests in his party and impose a wrongheaded enforcement only bill.


    "We understand what this fight is all about. We are a nation of immigrants and we are a nation that is strengthened because of immigrant contributions to our economy and communities. As someone married to an immigrant, I am reminded every day by my wife of how you can love your roots and love your heritage even as you fulfill the full measure of your love of this country and your loyalty as a United States citizen.


    "Today, everyone knows our immigration system is broken -- but Democrats recognize that we can't fix it unless we do this comprehensively and do it right.

    "Although this week's victory is important, we must continue to fight so that comprehensive immigration reform finally becomes the law of the land. Democrats will continue to advocate for tough and smart policies that help secure all Latino families and all Americans. With your help, we can get the job done.

    "I am Senator John Kerry from Massachusetts. Thanks for listening. "
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    I lost interest after "Good morning." :cool:
     
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    You made it that long?
     
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    So despite the fact that for the most part its been the Republicans pushing for Immigration reform and fixing the problem. Senate Democrats are going to try to claim credit for it all.
     
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    That's pretty much standard practice for them.
     

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