Missouri’s two United States Senators don’t always see eye to eye on things, but they are headed in the same direction on the immigration bill that is before the U.S. Senate.
Senator Kit Bond (R-MO) is among the many Republicans who have expressed concerns over the amnesty and citizenship provisions in the current legislation. Bond points out Missourians and other Americans have been voicing their concerns about this bill, with many of the complaints dealing with the granting of what amounts to amnesty for those who broke this country’s laws.
Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) has strong reservations, as well. She plans to vote against the current legislation for a number of reasons. Among her concerns: illegal immigrants would have better opportunities than would legal immigrants to bring their families into the country. She also is opposed to expanding the guest worker program – a program McCaskill says is being poorly run.
Unions have concerns about the temporary worker program, as well, fearing it would create an underclass of cheap laborers.