Irish Salute Kennedy on Immigration
"Ted Kennedy has done more to improve American immigration than anyone who ever lived. He turned it away from racist quotas in 1965 and to humane legalization in 1986," said Morrison, now chairman of the Morrison Public Affairs Group.
"And for the past decade he has fought anew for the a sensible path to citizenship for the undocumented. In immigration, as in so much else, the Irish have never had a better friend than Ted Kennedy."
Chairman of the Friends of Ireland on Capitol Hill Congressman Richard Neal said Kennedy's decision to step down from the Judiciary was based upon an initiative to give other members of the Senate more opportunities within the institution.