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Posted on 06/29/2011 5:29:05 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
Durbin: Maybe Illegal Alien Will Become President Someday Wednesday, June 29, 2011 By Terence P. Jeffrey
(CNSNews.com) - Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (Ill.) said in a congressional hearing Tuesday that a young person who is an illegal alien in the United States today may someday become president.
When I look around this room, I see America's future, our doctors, our teachers, our nurses, our engineers, our scientists, our soldiers, our congressmen, our senators, and maybe our president, Durbin said immediately after having asked all young persons in the room to stand if they were currently undocumented aliens who would be eligible to become citizens if the DREAM Act were passed.
As a videotape of the hearing shows, a large portion of the audience in the room rose at Durbin's request. Durbin also said in his introductory remarks that there were "hundreds" of young people in the room eligible to become beneficiaries of the DREAM Act.
I ask my colleagues to consider the plight of these young people who find themselves in a legal twilight zone through no fault of their own, said Durbin. They are willing to serve the country they love. All they're asking for is a chance.
Making the young people Durbin was speaking of eligible to become president would require more than passage of the DREAM Act, however. It would require a constitutional amendment.
As the U.S. Constitution now stands, even legal immigrants are not eligible to serve as president. Article 2, Section 1, Clause 5 of the Constitution says: No Person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President.
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Lord, help me to stand strong against my enemies. And help me not to hate them.
Couldn’t have said it better myself.
I hope that maybe someday we might once again have a president constitutionally qualified to hold the job!
How about that for Hope and Change, Dicky Boy?
When is the media going to jump on him for such a stupid comment?
It is the fault of the Dick Turban and his cohorts.
If the laws were enforced, the borders secured, these ILLEGAL ALIENS would not be here in this so called legal twilight zone. They wouldn't be here at all!
Matter of fact, if we deport them right now, as the law demands, we would quickly remove them from this "legal twilight zone"
An illegal alien who actaully is proud to stand by what this country has offered him and would fight for a constitutional america, or Zero.
Just pondering ... don’t kill me.
Someday? I believe we have crossed that bridge already.
“When is the media going to jump on him for such a stupid comment?”
Never. The MSM cheerleads, dissiminates propaganda and carries water for the Dim/socialists libs. That is their sole functions these days.
Hey, Ahnold may be thinking about running....
You’re a year off. It was 1/20/2009. I know. It seems longer.
This is a keeper.
The jokes write themselves.
Look who you follow as a leader, you idiot,
someone whose potential illegitimacy makes most
illegal aliens look like potential stand-up Americans.
Jenny Granholm says coming here as a toddler is good enough.
no respect for and little knowledge of our Constitution.
true. but, not just a U.S. Senator, but a Senate LEADER?
who has literally sworn an oath to uphold the constitution?
this is mind-numbingly insulting, even for them !
(and yes, tinfoil hat time, but i want to know how a Hawaiian teenager got a Connecticut SSN, that he was required to apply in person for, under laws at the time.)
Next thing you know they will make illegal immigration a crime! /sarc /debbiewassermanshultz
What can I say to your post except “What you said”
I’ve never seen anything on FR to match it.
My replies tend to be quite long, but they’re never
scholarly, like yours.
Will there be a test? That was like an online seminar.
Kudos, for real.
Durbin is possibly the stupidest Senator in history ~ except for Leahy.
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