"With unemployment at 7.6 percent, this is preposterous," talk radio host Charles Butler said. "I think most everyone can agree on the need to support working- and middle-class citizens during a depressed economy. This bill would provide green cards and residency benefits to illegal aliens when many Americans are hurting the most. What makes sense is for America's jobs to be reserved for people who are legally entitled to compete for them."
"This may be the best parade yet," said Charles Butler, 48, of Boston, who attended his third. "It is the best thing that could have happened to Boston right now. The bombing was a sad time, and now we have a reason to come together and celebrate."