Pelosi Launches Amnesty CampaignSubmitted by northstar on Fri, 05/14/2010 - 12:54
A week after ordering Catholic Church leaders to push immigration reform from the pulpit, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi promises to go full throttle with legislation that will extend amnesty to the estimated 12 million illegal aliens in the United States.
Congress will continue to work for a fairer, more compassionate, more just immigration system, Madame Speaker assured a Capitol Hill audience at the Asian-American and Pacific Islanders Summit this week. It will include a path to legalization and will honor family unification, Pelosi added.
The San Francisco Democrat also committed to creating “greater diversity” in the workplace and revealed a new Capitol Hill initiative to “increase House diversity and opportunities” for minority candidates at all staff levels. She then affirmed that “the beauty is in the mix,” evidently referring to mingling a variety of ethnicities.
Last week, in her ongoing push to legalize the illegal, Pelosi urged Catholic leaders to “instruct” parishioners to advocate for immigration reform. Clerics should “play a very major role” in supporting the Democrats’ amnesty plans, the Speaker said at a Catholic Community conference on Capitol Hill.