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Monday, November 26, 2007

Kagen holds sessions on immigration | Appleton Post-Crescent

"Less than a week after returning from his visit to the U.S.-Mexico border, U.S. Rep. Steve Kagen is making his rounds through northeastern Wisconsin to talk immigration issues.

Kagen, D-Appleton, is holding forums with community leaders and businesses Monday in Waupaca and Shawano and Wednesday in Appleton. He is taking questions but is also promoting the Secure America with Verification and Enforcement Act.

“I think it’s a good first step. It may not be the complete solution, but begins to define some of the (answers),” Kagen said Sunday of the immigration bill, which has gained the support of 45 Democrats and 68 Republicans in the House as of Nov. 15."

Typical Kagen. 'Making his rounds' is he? Three stops in Appleton, Shawano, and Waupaca do not constitute 'making the rounds' nor are those three cities representative of the entire 8th Congressional District. Hello? Anyone heard of Green Bay? The city that's actually taking the lead on illegal immigration?

At best this is more shabby reporting on the part of the Post-Croissant [where is the direct link to the bill online so that citizens can read the source document and prepare for the Kagen meeting? (Here are two links; one with spin from the Immigration Reform Caucus and one without from the Congressional website. How hard was that? Responsible journalists need to include sources!) Where are the times and exact locations of the meetings so that citizens can participate?] and more posturing on the part of Steve Kagen. At worst, it's an example of how the Post-Croissant gives Kagen a pass time and again. 'Kagen said', 'Kagen said', 'Kagen says'! For crying out loud! Ask the guy a tough question every once in awhile instead of just passing on his press releases lock, stock, and barrel...

Click the title to read the full article online and let me know if I'm just hyperventilating or if you, too, are sick of the way the Appleton Post-Crescent whitewashes Steve Kagen...