I do not wish any harm to anyone due to their politics, but there is a more practical reason why we should not be happy about Kennedyâ€™s turn for the worse. The 1965 Immigration Act was first introduced by John F. Kennedy in the summer of 1963. After his assassination, the bill was pushed as a memorial to the slain president. In the foreword to the 1964 edition of JFK's book A Nation of Immigrants, Robert Kennedy wrote, â€?I know of no cause which President Kennedy championed more warmly than the improvement of our immigration policies.â€? This helped mute much opposition to the Bill and it was passed with little debate.
With the surviving Kennedy brother now faced with an impending natural death, I would not be surprised if we are faced with two possible scenarios. The first would be an ailing Kennedy pressing to get his long sought after â€?immigration reformâ€? before his passing.
The other would be if he dies and thereâ€™sÂ a call to pass amnesty as a form of memorial to the late Senator, just as there was with his brother and the 1965 Immigration Act. For this reason, I hope for two miracles: for Teddy to survive cancer and a quick, painful, and permanent death for his amnesty.