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Today conservative columnist Ruben Navarrette has a pretty simple message for Congress: it’s time to get out those calendars and set a date for immigration reform legislation.
He also goes one step further and suggests that immigration reform advocates send calendars to Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY), who stated earlier this year that he would have an immigration bill drafted by Labor Day.
There’s a good chance that the Schumer bill is written and languishing in his desk drawer. After all, the senator had a very clear road map of where he wanted to go. In June, during a speech in Washington, Schumer laid out seven principles that he said would guide the legislation. Yet, five months later, no bill has been unveiled.
Hence, I think immigration reform activists should flood Schumer’s office with thousands of 2009 calendars, each one with a red circle around Labor Day.