Washington (AIP)- The United State Senate today passed the Immigration Equality Act bill which would give undocumented workers in this country the right, regardless of immigration status, to experience the same spiritual angst, ennui and hellish introspection formerly reserved for American citizens.
“It’s a step in the right direction,” said Senator Fran Roberson (D-California). “For the first time those who have come to the United States without necessarily following the out of date and racist immigration laws will now be able to experience the same existential milieu as the rest of us. For the first time everyone can feel alienation and spiritual emptiness, the horribleand hopeless introspection without fear of being deported.”
The Congressional Budget Office has estimated that passage of the new law would increase the incidence of divorce, suicide, alcoholism and drug abuse among alien resident populations to roughly the same levels as those displayed by American born individuals.
Felix Castro-Jose, president of the activist national No More Boarders Alliance, has fought hard for passage of the bill and urged President Obama to sign it into law.
“It’s not an exclusively American right to have the highest heart attack rate in the world,” Castro-Jose said. “That’s a human right. I can’t tell you the number of young Hispanic children I’ve talked to that have waited for the day when alcohol and drugs could destroy their otherwise healthy family units.”
President Obama, a strong supporter of the bill, has said he will sign it immediately.