The US Senate took a vote yesterday on immigration reform, the first time either house has done that since 1996. The so called Ag JOBS Bill to create a new guest worker problem got 53 votes in the Senate, almost the 60 required to survive a filibuster, but the measure, supported by California Democrat Barbara Boxer, lost to opponents, including California Democrat Dianne Feinstein. Republicans were also divided, and President Bush wasn't involved. We get a progress report on one of America's most contentious issues from journalists in Washington, political scientists and immigration analysts.
- Reporter's Notebook: Soccer, F--tbol and Galaxy versus Chivas
The Galaxy of Los Angeles is Major League Soccer's most successful team. Now, a Mexican businessman wants to begin a cross-town rivalry with his club, Deportivo Chivas USA. Jorge Vergara is quoted in Los Angeles Magazine as saying, "It's the Latins versus the gringos... and we're going to win." Mexican-born soccer fan Andr--s Martinez, who's Editorial Page Editor of the LA Times, has more.
Agricultural Job Opportunities, Benefits, and Security Act Bill (S 359)
Senator Feinstein on Ag JOBS Bill
United Farm Workers (UFW) on Ag JOBS Bill
The Real ID Act of 2005 (HR 418)
Doyle's Sacramento Bee article on Senate's rejection of two farm job bills
Club Deportivo Chivas USA
Los Angeles Galaxy
Martinez's article on LA's ethnicity as sport