The Hill's take is consistent with what I'm hearing from my own sources at the Capitol.
Remember the other day when Lou Dobbs went loco and claimed the US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce was actually a drug dealing organization tied in with Mexican mobsters? Well it turns out CNN actually does draw a line on on this kind of outrageous conduct and Mr. Dobbs has recanted, though in his own snarky way:
March 18, 2009
Two developments today:
1. Members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus had a meeting today with President Obama to press on immigration reform. The President indicated he is going to push on a reform bill this year. That we knew. But he also indicated he would hold some kind of "public forum" in about two months.
2. Senator Mel Martinez of Florida, one of the very small group of pro-immigration Republicans, is pressing the White House to get them moving on immigration reform. Martinez is retiring in 2010 and says he wants to focus on getting this accomplished during his final years in Congress.
If you really believe everything in your operation is Kosher, why hide from Congress?
Greg Siskind is a partner in Siskind Susser's Memphis, Tennessee, office. After graduating magna cum laude from Vanderbilt University, he received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Chicago. Mr. Siskind is a member of AILA, a board member of the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, and a member of the ABA, where he serves on the LPM Publishing Board as Marketing Vice Chairman. He is the author of several books, including the J Visa Guidebook and The Lawyer's Guide to Marketing on the Internet. Mr. Siskind practices all areas of immigration law, specializing in immigration matters of the health care and technology industries. He can be reached by email at email@example.com