Story 2 Mountains and Clouds
Spring, 2002: Kennedy and Brownback have rejoined forces,
though security is now the focus. Their Border Security Bill
must come before immigration reform... but Senate action
is halted by Appropriations Chairman Robert Byrd,
Kennedy’s longest-serving and most-feared colleague.
When the White House proposes a small, immigrant-friendly
provision be added to the stalled bill, it complicates
the delay and becomes the catalyst for the birth of a
permanent, powerful and organized national opposition
to immigration reform.