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Dreams Crushed: The Bush administration vs. young immigrants
Washington Post ^ | 25 October 2007 | Editorial Staff

Posted on 10/25/2007 6:07:13 AM PDT by shrinkermd

IT WAS always a long shot for supporters of an immigration measure known as the Dream Act to round up the 60 votes needed to advance the bill in the Senate. But it didn't help matters yesterday when the Bush administration, having supported a comprehensive immigration reform bill containing essentially the same provision, came out against the bill on the morning of the vote. This helped quash the hopes of tens of thousands of promising young people who find themselves, through no fault of their own, in this country illegally. The failure of the Dream Act -- it got just 52 votes -- leaves them no realistic hope of achieving legal status.

...In its policy statement yesterday, the administration asserted that it was "sympathetic" to the plight of these young people but insisted that the measure "falls short" because it would create "a special path to citizenship that is unavailable to other prospective immigrants -- including young people whose parents respected the nation's immigration laws."

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: act; dream; dreamact; illegals; nightmare
Has President Bush listened?
1 posted on 10/25/2007 6:07:15 AM PDT by shrinkermd
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To: shrinkermd

They are illegal aliens...they are not “young immigrants”


2 posted on 10/25/2007 6:10:16 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Tennessee Nana

Last week SCHIPS had the age of a child at 25. The DREAM act had “children” as aliens under the age of 30.


3 posted on 10/25/2007 6:11:47 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: shrinkermd
This helped quash the hopes of tens of thousands of promising young people who find themselves, through no fault of their own, in this country illegally

Where's the barf alert?

4 posted on 10/25/2007 6:13:51 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: shrinkermd

Cry me a freakin’ river....


5 posted on 10/25/2007 6:14:48 AM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (Islam is a clown car with guns.)
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To: shrinkermd
"This helped quash the hopes of tens of thousands of promising young people who find themselves, through no fault of their own, in this country illegally. The failure of the Dream Act -- it got just 52 votes -- leaves them no realistic hope of achieving legal status."

Who the hell writes this crap?

I just got caught robbing a bank. The laws in this unforgiving country have now quashed my dreams of having a clean criminal record. I hate America! (/sarc)

6 posted on 10/25/2007 6:14:58 AM PDT by RightResponse (It depends on what the defamation of Islam is .....)
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To: massgopguy

Oh the humanity!!! s/

What’s next? The closing of the borders perhaps?


7 posted on 10/25/2007 6:19:08 AM PDT by alice_in_bubbaland (Ron Paul is nutcase, plain & simple.)
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To: Psycho_Bunny
World's tiniest violin....

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8 posted on 10/25/2007 6:19:20 AM PDT by greyfoxx39 (I have a tagline . I just don't think the forum police will allow me to use it. THEY'RE EVERYWHERE!)
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To: shrinkermd

The Washington Post is a bad joke.


9 posted on 10/25/2007 6:20:38 AM PDT by advance_copy (Stand for life, or nothing at all)
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To: Puppage
This helped quash the hopes of tens of thousands of promising young people who find themselves, through no fault of their own, in this country illegally Where's the barf alert?

Through no fault of my own I was born without a silver spoon in my mouth! I want free stuff!!!!

10 posted on 10/25/2007 6:20:38 AM PDT by Aria (NO RAPIST ENABLER FOR PRESIDENT!!!)
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To: shrinkermd

I am SO fed up with the sob stories in the MSM for lawbreakers.

Why is it that some of us have to follow the laws, but others don’t?


11 posted on 10/25/2007 6:23:00 AM PDT by B Knotts (Tancredo '08!)
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To: Puppage

Hey, I have a dream. I would like to leave the America I grew up to to my son. I would like to feel I belong in my own country. I would like people to understand me when I speak english. I would like to keep the money I earn rather than see it consumed by foreigners. I would like the countries that invade us with their throwaways to reciprocate the rights they demand here in their home countries -Mideast/Muslim Countries freedom of religion, Mexico/Canada, foreigners can buy and own property (yes even waterfront property), and China, freedom of speech. I have a dream dingyharry, nazipeelousi, mzhillary, et. al. You asshats better start listening or you may find yourself back in the minority pretty quickly.


12 posted on 10/25/2007 6:23:11 AM PDT by Jigajog
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To: Tennessee Nana

I just don’t get this. Why the President’s turnaround? Was this bill not “comprehensive” enough? His response was a shock to me.


13 posted on 10/25/2007 6:23:29 AM PDT by tennteacher (Duncan Hunter '08)
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To: shrinkermd

If illegal is now being ignored does that also extend to IRS issues and “illegal” bank withdrawals?


14 posted on 10/25/2007 6:23:49 AM PDT by rod1
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To: shrinkermd

Illegal immigrants, young and old alike, have no greater friend in this country than G.W. Bush.


15 posted on 10/25/2007 6:24:01 AM PDT by LIConFem (Thompson 2008. Lifetime ACU Rating: 86 -- Hunter 2008 (VP) Lifetime ACU Rating: 92)
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To: alice_in_bubbaland
administration-backed comprehensive immigration reform measure, which failed earlier this year, also provided for special, expedited treatment of young people in this category. The administration had no problem with the provision then, and its complaints now seem as cowardly as they are unpersuasive.

It simply did not go FAR ENOUGH to satisfy Bush and his immigration cronies. Had it passed, the dims would have gotten "credit" with the pro illegal immigration crowd. Sen. "Spectre" has a new and improved "comprehensive" illegal immigration amnesty plan (backed by the White House) ready to be introduced to Congress.

16 posted on 10/25/2007 6:26:25 AM PDT by TexasRedeye (Eschew obfuscation)
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To: shrinkermd

No one except Beltway liberals wanted the DRAIN act, DRAINing your tax money away and DRAINing your birthright.


17 posted on 10/25/2007 6:27:05 AM PDT by KC_Conspirator
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To: shrinkermd
tens of thousands of promising young people who find themselves, through no fault of their own, in this country illegally.

Then let these "promising" young people demonstrate said "promise," by voluntarily going through the established naturalization process -- what we silly old fuddy duddies sometimes refer to, nostalgically, as "The Law of the Land."

18 posted on 10/25/2007 6:27:50 AM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle ("Ron Paul and his flaming antiwar spam monkeys can Kiss my Ass!!" -- Jim Robinson, 09/30/07)
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To: shrinkermd
Dreams Crushed: The Bush administration vs. young immigrants

Law Ignored: The Socialist-Left vs. America

19 posted on 10/25/2007 6:29:03 AM PDT by johnny7 ("But that one on the far left... he had crazy eyes")
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To: shrinkermd
Senate Republicans doing their jobs....


20 posted on 10/25/2007 6:29:55 AM PDT by darkwing104 (Let's get dangerous)
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To: LIConFem
All FReepers should keep our eyes open for the next night time attack trying to legalize illegals, the AgJobs bill, sneaking it's way through the senate.

Those bastards are just like snakes that hunt at night and go back to their holes during daylight.

Stay vigilant, the snakes will slither back.


21 posted on 10/25/2007 6:32:30 AM PDT by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages - In Honor of Standing Wolf)
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To: shrinkermd

In my book, this is called learning the “consequences” thru the fault of the parent. Consequences are good and necessary.


22 posted on 10/25/2007 6:32:39 AM PDT by crazyshrink (Being uninformed is one thing, choosing ignorance is a whole different problem.)
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To: tennteacher

I just don’t get this. Why the President’s turnaround? Was this bill not “comprehensive” enough? His response was a shock to me.


the president saw what happened in the mid-term elections.


23 posted on 10/25/2007 6:36:10 AM PDT by Tulane
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To: shrinkermd

Bushwhacked!


24 posted on 10/25/2007 6:37:55 AM PDT by Eastbound
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To: shrinkermd

Journalistic malpractice.

These students could apply for a student visa.

Did the journalist mention the military aspect was added at the 11th hour to tack this as a “military amendment”?

Did the journalist mention the recreation of anchorbabies?
(outlawed in 1996. not to be confused with birthright citizenship)


25 posted on 10/25/2007 6:41:58 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: shrinkermd
Not only do I whole-heartedly agree with this article, but I also think that all criminals who have children should be neither fined nor jailed.

It's for the children. How can we face ourselves if we crush the dreams of the innocent child who, through no fault of his own, has been supported by the income of his pimping or pushing father?

The poor children of Ponzi scheme operators or white-collar crooks! To deprive them of their polo ponies and country club memberships because, through no fault of their own, their father is a slimeball ...

At long last, have we no sense of shame?

/sarc

26 posted on 10/25/2007 6:43:21 AM PDT by Mad Dawg (Oh Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee.)
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To: shrinkermd

“IT WAS always a long shot for supporters of an immigration measure known as the Dream Act to round up the 60 votes needed to advance the bill in the Senate. But it didn’t help matters yesterday when the Bush administration, having supported a comprehensive immigration reform bill containing essentially the same provision, came out against the bill on the morning of the vote.”
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No need to blame bush on this one...70% of Americans are against it...and for change...our elected officials actually listened to those who put them in office.

In this case... it’s NOT Bush’s fault.


27 posted on 10/25/2007 6:43:31 AM PDT by taxed2death (A few billion here, a few trillion there...we're all friends right?)
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To: shrinkermd
Has President Bush listened?

Some kind of deal has been struck. Perhaps he wanted LOST passed in exchange, or something else.

28 posted on 10/25/2007 7:02:05 AM PDT by montag813
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To: massgopguy
Last week SCHIPS had the age of a child at 25. The DREAM act had “children” as aliens under the age of 30.

Doesn't that just define the liberal mindset? They see ALL of us as "children".

29 posted on 10/25/2007 7:03:03 AM PDT by montag813
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To: Jigajog

Right on!!!!!!!!


30 posted on 10/25/2007 7:33:36 AM PDT by Convert from ECUSA (Hunter and Tancredo in '08! La Raza - the PLO of the Western Hemisphere)
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To: shrinkermd
I don't think Bush has changed his mind about Open Borders but he's washed his hands off the problem.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

31 posted on 10/25/2007 8:39:45 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Tennessee Nana
The MSM is dishonest - it refuses to acknowledge the American people are overwhelmingly opposed to amnesty for illegals and want our borders secured, period.

"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus

32 posted on 10/25/2007 8:42:39 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: shrinkermd

The PROMISE of a free college education? Can they earn NOTHING for themselves? Do we the taxpayers have to fund every single wonderful gift for these free-loaders? Is there NO personal responsibility expected? Except of course for taxpayers.

Why doesn’t this jackanapes-writer fund someone, if he thinks it is such a good idea.

oh hellO.


33 posted on 10/25/2007 8:46:05 AM PDT by bboop (Stealth Tutor)
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To: shrinkermd

Oh, boo-hoo-hoo-hoo-hoo


34 posted on 10/25/2007 1:27:33 PM PDT by NRA1995 (Mr. President and Congress: This is OUR country and don't you forget it!)
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To: shrinkermd

It is so sad. (sob)


35 posted on 10/25/2007 1:31:06 PM PDT by wjcsux (Islam: The religion of choice for those who are too stupid for Scientology)
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To: USS Alaska
The house just passed another steaming pile SCHIP bill today. The legislative effluvia is non-stop of late.

AgJobs is likely the next swipe at another amnesty bill.

36 posted on 10/25/2007 4:24:03 PM PDT by Myrddin
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To: montag813
LOST needs to be defeated as well. It's a wholesale loss of our sovereignty on the sea and an endless pot of gold to keep the socialist debaters society (UN) funded in perpetuity.
37 posted on 10/25/2007 4:26:44 PM PDT by Myrddin
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