In all its unoriginal glory.
Remember when we said this would happen?
It is rumored that this same organization will be spearheading the push for immigration reform in the next legislative session. The plan is for the Hispanics to push a more "radical" bill so when this group comes in with their more "humane" approach, it will appear "compassionate" and "reasonable". Because the group will be comprised of members of the Chamber of Commerce, local businesses and Interfaith organizations, it will give the appearance of a bipartisan, mainstream coalition.
Rumor also has it that Rep. Catherine Miranda is going to be pushing some of these moderate immigration bills. She has already been out looking for co-sponsors. This is the same Rep. Miranda who made comments like this in regards to past immigration legislation daring to define an "Arizona Citizen" comparing the agenda to that of Nazi Germany,
“Today in Arizona, thousands of Arizona mothers go to work not knowing if they
will return to their families or end up in deportation centers. Who can doubt that we are experiencing a holocaust in Arizona.”
Rep. Miranda also attended the Arizona Immigration Solutions Conference held in Mesa on September 17, 2011. One would suspect she will be heavily involved in upcoming legislation.
She will more than likely have the support from people like newly elected Senator, Jerry Lewis. Within days of his election, he joined other immigration activists in a national teleconference to mark the November 11, 2010 adoption of the Utah Compact. Even Petra Falcon went on Democracy Now! right after the election and praised Lewis' sense of humane civility and desire to keep families together.