President Bush’s push for amnesty, which may effectively end his presidency, in many ways mirrors the No Child Left Behind Act, which began it.
In both cases, conservatives are dead set against the President’s plan.
In both cases, the President has formed an alliance with liberal Democrats in the Senate. In both cases, it is Sen. Teddy Kennedy (D.-Mass.) who has led the Democrat wing of the Bush-Democrat alliance against conservatives. On the floor of the Senate last week, Kennedy praised Bush’s insistence that immigration reform must be "comprehensive" — meaning that there must be an amnesty. "I have my differences with the President, but he is absolutely right," said Kennedy. "He understands history."