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Is There a Last Gasp for Immigration Reform? [FREEP THIS POLL]
CBS News Political Hotsheet ^ | December 1, 2010 | Brian Montopoli

Posted on 12/06/2010 12:18:24 PM PST by HighlyOpinionated

Among the many initiatives Democrats are trying to get passed in the lame-duck session is an immigration bill known as the DREAM Act that would allow certain young undocumented immigrants to apply for citizenship.

The DREAM Act is a major priority of Hispanic groups, who represent a growing and crucial voting bloc. Without them Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, among other western Democrats, would now be preparing for retirement.

What these groups want is comprehensive immigration reform, something Reid promised to get done this year back in April, vowing "no excuses" for failure. They aren't getting it, but they view the DREAM Act as a start: The bill would allow illegal immigrants who entered the United States as children (before age 16), have lived in America for five consecutive years, have no serious criminal record and who have a high-school degree or GED certificate to apply for citizenship on the condition that they attend college or serve in the military for two or more years.

Republicans have hammered the DREAM Act as amounting to "amnesty" for illegal immigrants.

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: aliens; dreamact; immigration; immigrationreform; poll
UPDATE: Stephen Miller, Republican Press Secretary to the Senate Judiciary Committee, responds to this story: "If passed, the DREAM Act would be one of the most significant changes to our immigration laws in years. It would grant amnesty to millions of illegal aliens and seriously compromise efforts to secure the border...[the bill provides] amnesty and safe harbor for a number of criminal aliens, such as those who have been convicted of DUI's; authorizing millions of new workers in the midst of a severe recession; and putting those here illegally ahead of those playing by the rules and waiting patiently in line."
1 posted on 12/06/2010 12:18:34 PM PST by HighlyOpinionated
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To: HighlyOpinionated

what?

Read more at http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-20024329-503544.html

I don’t know WHERE that youtube came from.


2 posted on 12/06/2010 12:20:23 PM PST by HighlyOpinionated (I am a US Citizen, A Patriot, A TEA Partier, An Oath Keeper, A Voter, An Auburn Fan!)
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To: HighlyOpinionated

Weird link.


3 posted on 12/06/2010 12:20:54 PM PST by skeeter
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To: HighlyOpinionated

This is the link you wanted (I think)

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-20024329-503544.html


4 posted on 12/06/2010 12:21:39 PM PST by Mikey_1962 (Obama: The Affirmative Action President. He's shovel ready!)
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To: AuntB; Liz

PING


5 posted on 12/06/2010 12:21:58 PM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: HighlyOpinionated

There is no link to this story, or a poll. The link to CBS goes to a YouTube video about TSA.


6 posted on 12/06/2010 12:22:02 PM PST by La Lydia
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To: La Lydia

Use the link in #4. It works. We’re” loosing” 68% to 32%.


7 posted on 12/06/2010 12:30:28 PM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: HighlyOpinionated

cBS News Political Horsesheet.


8 posted on 12/06/2010 12:30:59 PM PST by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: 1_Inch_Group; 2sheep; 2Trievers; 3AngelaD; 3pools; 3rdcanyon; 4Freedom; 4ourprogeny; 7.62 x 51mm; ..

Ping!


9 posted on 12/06/2010 12:42:59 PM PST by HiJinx (I can see Mexico from the back porch...)
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To: HighlyOpinionated

It is odd.
I voted no which was behind those voting yes by a very wide margin, BUT the majority of comments were vehemently against the Dream Act.


10 posted on 12/06/2010 12:47:11 PM PST by texteacher
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To: HighlyOpinionated
Not lame-duck but
11 posted on 12/06/2010 1:01:49 PM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: HighlyOpinionated

C’mon, Freepers. It’s 2:1 IN FAVOR of shamnesty.


12 posted on 12/06/2010 2:17:54 PM PST by jimt
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To: HighlyOpinionated
Social Security Administration has been allowing these people to transfer their illegal earnings under stolen social security numbers to their own SSNs once they changed their illegal alien status to lawful alien status with work authorization on the condition they were not convicted by our judicial system. Social Security itself doesn't report or convict it even when the former illegal conduct (using a stolen SSN) is brought to SSA's attention.
13 posted on 12/06/2010 8:13:41 PM PST by mulan (Molon Labe,)
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To: HighlyOpinionated; 2ndDivisionVet; A knight without armor; Alexander Rubin; all the best; ...
Link is in #2. See-BS poll. Maybe we can make it closer

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14 posted on 12/07/2010 7:21:41 AM PST by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: HighlyOpinionated; dynachrome

# Yes — it’s a start on turning the country over to illegal immigrants who will vote democrat forever.
61%

# No — it’s amnesty for people who are breaking the law.
39%

# Dude. Wait. What?
0%


15 posted on 12/07/2010 8:02:05 AM PST by TheOldLady (The only way to run our country is conservatively.)
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To: HighlyOpinionated

your links have nothing to do with a poll - only goes to you tube


16 posted on 12/07/2010 8:30:37 AM PST by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: HighlyOpinionated
This NEEDS HELP

Yes -- it's not comprehensive immigration reform, but it's a start. 60%
No -- it's amnesty for people who are breaking the law. 40%
Don't know/not sure. 0%
17 posted on 12/07/2010 8:33:43 AM PST by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: dynachrome

Should Congress Pass the DREAM Act?

I think we should give it a try since immigration "reform" supporters are all so civil.


18 posted on 12/07/2010 11:31:29 AM PST by AZ .44 MAG
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To: HighlyOpinionated

Today at 11 a.m. Latino leaders will join on Capitol Hill to oppose passage of the controversial measure, the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act of 2010 (DREAM Act). The DREAM Act would provide certain minors who are illegal immigrants a path to citizenship if they attend college for two years or join the military. There are an estimated 12-20 million illegal immigrants residing in the United States. Proponents and Democratic leaders have pushed hard for the bill’s passage and a House vote is expected later this week.

According to Carmen Morales, Latino activist and a leader of the coalition, “Latino leaders are gathered today in solidarity. Â We are here to send a strong message to Congress that as Latinos, we stand staunchly opposed to any measure that puts Americans at a disadvantage and rewards illegal behavior.”

http://news.yahoo.com/s/usnw/20101207/pl_usnw/DC13292_1
Dream Act is going down in flames


19 posted on 12/07/2010 12:22:41 PM PST by moonshinner_09
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To: HighlyOpinionated

Close the border. Seal it up. Until that is done, no further discussion.


20 posted on 12/07/2010 3:29:57 PM PST by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience.)
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To: HighlyOpinionated

21 posted on 12/07/2010 3:32:31 PM PST by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience.)
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