Audio: Saxby Chambliss booed at GOP convention for defending amnesty bill; Update: Graham booed in SC
posted at 2:53 pm on May 19, 2007 by Allahpundit
Specifically, for defending the temporary worker provisions. Click.
Mexicans are booing the temporary worker provisions too — for being too strict. They only plan to stay for a few years, make a little coin, and then go home. Scout’s honor:
Many in Mexico — and U.S. employers who say they need workers for low-skilled jobs — had hoped Congress would expand the guestworker program and allow more to cross legally, work a few months and then return home with their savings to build homes and businesses.
Gilberto Escalante, a 41-year-old fisherman from Sinaloa state, said the current temporary visa program is better than the congressional plan because it gives Mexicans the option to freely enter and leave the U.S. while maintaining their lives in Mexico — instead of forcing them to choose between the two countries.
“We don’t want the house or the latest car in the U.S. We want to go and work so that our families can have a good life in Mexico,” said Escalante, who is seeking a visa to work on fish and shrimp boats off the coast of Mississippi.
Update: And the winner of the Georgia GOP convention straw poll is…
Update: McCain’s apprentice got his today, too:
The crowd booed South Carolina U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham (news, bio, voting record), a key ally of McCain in both his 2000 and 2008 presidential bids, when he said he had worked with U.S. Sen. Ted Kennedy, D-Mass., on the immigration legislation.
“It’s the best bill I think we can get to President Bush,” Graham said as some in the crowd shouted “No!”
Graham was cheered earlier in his speech when he talked about the war in Iraq.
Update: More complaints from illegals about the touchback requirement and the $5,000 penalty, the latter of which will be dropped from the final bill, I expect.
Update: And here’s yet another human interest piece about the bill from the illegals’ standpoint. Lots more of these coming, no doubt, the louder the uproar from conservatives is.