This is a link to my column which appeared in Wednesday's Potomac News opinion page.
Titled: Bush’s Immigration Reform: Good start, but falls short., it details what I liked and disliked about Bush's plan. Go read it.
I'm not with the conservative base on this, but I'm not near the Senate centrists either. I don't want illegal immigrants to be felons. I want the border secured before we start granting favors, although I also don't want to start widespread deportments until we have a guest worker program in place.
I don't want to let all the current illegals stay, but I don't want to kick them all out. There's the unsettled illegals which could go, but families with roots in our country who are assimilated already shouldn't be cast out simply for being illegal, IF we are going to allow them to apply for citizenship eventually.
And the one thing I absolutely agreed with the President about -- you need to learn english to assimilate and reach your potential in our country.
I didn't use the obvious joke in my column: President Bush is the exception to that rule.