Edward Kennedy was known as the “Lion of the Senate”, he debated with great passion and championed what he perceived as solutions for the great issues facing our country. He had an ability to find common ground and achieve bi-partisan victories in the Senate. In addition to his recent support for immigration reform in a rough political climate, Senator Kennedy was responsible for improving the nation’s immigration system decades ago.
According to an article on usatoday.com: “In 1965, Kennedy had been in the Senate less than three years. His party’s leaders gave him the job of pushing a bill to eliminate the quota system that had made it virtually impossible for anyone from anywhere but western Europe to immigrate to the USA.”
When the great debates of our time take place in the US Congress, the Lion’s roar will be sorely missed.
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