Thursday, April 30, 2009

The Whip: Claire on Chrysler, Swine Flu & Immigration

KY3 News spoke to Sen. Claire McCaskill via satellite from Washington Thursday to talk about new illegal immigration efforts, Chysler's bankruptcy, the Swine Flu and health care reform.
ON NEW ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION ENFORCEMENT: "The Obama administration has decided to crack down . . .This is a change that we desperately needed." Under new government guidelines issued Thursday to Immigration and Customs Enforcement field offices, agents will be instructed to take aim at employers and supervisors for prosecution "through the use of carefully planned criminal investigations."
ON THE CHRYSLER BANKRUPTCY: "It's probably good news . . . We can't throw good money after bad." The automaker said it would close its plants temporarily, beginning Monday.
ON SWINE FLU: "This is the flu . . . I don't think people should be overly alarmed."
ON HEALTH CARE REFORM: "I think you're going to see a bill on the president's desk before the end of the year."

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