Skip to comments.Breaking: House Passes "Dream Act"
Posted on 12/08/2010 6:22:20 PM PST by Skeez
House passes immigration bill known as "Dream Act" 216 to 198
Wow, you really are in the wrong place...
D) All of the above...
It looks like if everyone had voted, and we had not had the 8 rhinos, the vote would have been dead even. Correct me if I’m wrong.
Even “dead even” is an embarrassment and proof that the current government, at least in the House, is truly not on the side of Americans anymore.
So, what to do?
I went over to U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services today and asked if they could pull up Miles Standish's and John Smith's I-94 records...nothing....seems like they were "illegal aliens"...."what part of illegal do you not understand"....why didn't they just go through the proper processes and wait in line like everyone else?
Lending suspicion that he/she joined in order to read our dispiritedness after the election and report back to DU. And, maybe, conduct a few provocations along the way...
I.e., he/she can be safely ignored as an unserious person.
Omg. If this goes through, it’s game over.
Demographics is destiny. Within 20 years, these “new citizens” won’t want to follow some old document written by a bunch of WASPS.
If the 1965 Immigration Act were never passed ... today’s America would be entirely different! It would be the closest thing to an American paradise. Why?
The liberals would have aborted themselves out of existence or became a minority party as they just don’t have many kids if any ... while conservatives tend to have 2 or more kids.
It would have been Ronald Reagan days here on out. We would be building bases on the Moon and Mars.
The only chance these kids need is a ticket back where they came from.
But you are correct.
Bad news for them: that document COMPELS its citizens to defend it to the death....
“who came here when they were 2 (or 4, or 6, etc)”
You sound as if you don’t realize that a 30-year-old who has been here for 5 years qualifies...which means they came here illegally when they were 25. That’s a child about like those 26-year-old kids that can remain on your insurance policy. Dems are ignoramuses.
It certainly has the leftist talking points down pat...
Just what this site needs - another DU brainstem who thinks he’s a crackerjack.
However ... for white liberals it will be equally bad 20 years from now.
I predict within 20 years or sooner, white liberals will have no real political power. Why?
The new citizens and the current entitlement/perpetual victim class will NOT want to share any power with them. Look at election results - white liberals are beaten by these Panther and LaRaza types time and time again.
My bad. I was thinking of "bayourod"...
I didn’t respond to him before so why should I start?
Well yeah, you came here under the "Cuban Adjustment Act" which basically gave all Cubans who reached U.S. shore a whole lot more privileges than the "Dream Act" would give to these other Hispanics because of the "Cold war" and "other issues"....you should thank your lucky star that you were born in Cuba and not Mexico, or El Salvador....geez.....the arrogance of people is frightening.
It looks as if the northwinds has mostly been doing MOBY duty since it joined.
Mostly trying to provoke racial and ethnic passions while biding time in between on banal sports topics.
I was actually thinking of “bayourod” but I seem to remember “Dane” being along the same lines. Oh, well. Once this bill passes the United States will be over run with the families of illegals from all over. This nation is doomed. I wish we never had children. Trying to keep them safe from this hell will be next to impossible.
An EXCELLENT post!
Do you have anything to add to the discussion or are you my mother...LMAO at the stupidity of folks...and what do you have against "sports"?
All the hispanic people in my little hometown were 2nd and 3rd generation Americans first and foremost. I never really thought of them as anything else. They were a tiny minority who blended in and were part of the community.
There was one black family who moved into the area and he said it was because he wanted a nice conservative place to live and raise his kids. After 20 years he said he never experienced any real racism. Oddly enough, his name was Willie Green.
The troll you posted to has no answer to your comment. I’m not surprised.
I agree with this post wholeheartedly!
Hell is right.
They and their chain migrated family members, from not just Latin American, but from EVERYWHERE will overrun our hospitals.
They will bankrupt our nation.
Our nation will not be able to provide for the common defense, or maintain its infrastructure.
We will slide into decay and third world conditions within a short generation.
UNTOLD numbers of these people will flood this place. I mean, they already are — but you ain’t seen nothing yet.
This goes through and its OVER.
America will be but a “dream.”
Your stupidity is frightening. Whatever the situation that gave me the opportunity to enter “legally” into this country I thank God for. That said, I refuse to continue to provide free education, food stamps, welfare assistance, HUD assistance, etc., to all these illegals, kids or adults.
They all need to be deported and don’t you dare call me a racist, wanting America to be lilly white. But if you do call me a racist, so be it. I don’t care. That is the card that is always used by liberals to satisfy their need to “feel” for the so-called less fortunate.
I resent them, yes I do. I want everyone to follow the law. My parents did and those that pay thousands of dollars to enter this country legally deserve better.
I have no sympathy for anyone that broke into this country. Period. Please spare me the “poor kids were dragged by their parents crap”.
This country is committing suicide right before our very eyes.
Funny how comparisons are always made to Cuban immigrants when our main problem with illegal immigration is MEXICO!!!
I think you may be correct...
“thats a little more complicated than hating on the Hispanic kids isnt it?”
But not more important!!!
They are criminals, arrest and deport them!!!
But for now, relax, it's not going to pass :)
Seriously dude, this isn’t even America anymore.
It was a place where America used to be and where there’s a remnant of America - but it ain’t America.
No..you're stupidity is frightening.....you really don't think that Cuban kids who came over here in 1959-1960 didn't get "free education, food stamps", etc....LMAO at your ignorance...did they just feed themselves at age nine through their management positions at IBM? LOL. You have taken advantage of the hospitality of this great nation and would deny similar treatment to others....pathetic.
Oh my my...How racist of you...
Absolutely. The Cubans who came to this country legally truly adjusted to the American way of life. I say this because I lived it. My parents worked their hands to the bone during the day and went to school at night to learn the language.
Taught my two siblings and I to love America and to assimilate. We worked hard, are currently putting our kids through college with the sweat of our brow, asking for nothing from the government.
Actually the post is right-on in regard to your activity here TROLL.
This appears to be the vote in question. I cannot find the wording on the bill. It looks like they appended it to something else. Had a very hard time finding todays vote where the tally matched what was released as the vote.
Stealth legislation in the “lame duck” session. Really stinks.
If they are able to pass this and some other extreme crap it is time to burn DC down. (not literally, but almost)
Could it because it IS a leftist...???
You’re obviously right. Truly disgusting of
her .. especially since she immigrated
supposedly legally from Cuba.
It also was a reminder that Ros-Lehtinen, 58, presents an increasingly rare image these days a politician occasionally willing to work across the aisle. The legislator, who was re-elected with 69 percent of the vote, is a hawk on foreign affairs but
breaks with her party on immigration, gay rights and other issues important to the people she represents Cuban-Americans, gays, a strong Jewish community.
California Democrat Howard Berman, who will surrender the Foreign Affairs Committee chairmanship in January, cautioned those who mistake Ros-Lehtinen’s enthusiasm and pleasantness for weakness.
“People greatly underestimate her skill and tenaciousness,” he said.
Under her watch, the committee is expected to push for stepped-up sanctions against North Korea and Iran, more oversight of the U.N. and a block on any dialogue with Cuba. As a strong abortion foe, Ros-Lehtinen also may try to chip away at the president’s executive order allowing foreign aid for international groups that provide information about abortion services.
“I think she is going to be very active on Latin America and oversight, making sure the administration is enforcing sanctions,” Berman said.
Ros-Lehtinen fled Cuba with her family at age 7. She taught elementary school, then got a doctorate in education and started running her own school. She was in the Florida Legislature for six years before winning election to the U.S. House in 1989, her bid brokered by legendary Cuban-American political king-maker Jorge Mas Canosa.
The mother of two children and two stepchildren with her husband, former U.S. Attorney Dexter Lehtinen, is still best known for her staunch support of the U.S embargo against the communist island.
“I welcome the opportunity of having anyone assassinate Fidel Castro,” she told an interviewer in a 2006 British documentary.
Ros-Lehtinen is outraged by Cuba’s membership on the United Nation’s Human Rights Council along with China and Saudi Arabia and would like U.S. contributions to the U.N. to be voluntary until the U.S. creates an office to audit U.N. activities for transparency and eliminate waste.
“The U.N. functions very well for Iran and Venezuela, and every two-bit dictator who’s envious and hates the United States,” she told The Associated Press. “But for countries that contribute a lot to the U.N., I don’t think people really feel like it’s really living up to the standards which we set for it at it’s founding.”
Newt Gingrich, the former House speaker and 2012 presidential hopeful, lauds Ros-Lehtinen for bringing a strong anti-communist and anti-dictator position to her analyses. “She will bring clarity,” he predicts.
Critics counter that she has too much of an “us versus them” mentality that doesn’t allow for gray areas when it comes to those who don’t always agree with the U.S.
“She looks more to converting,” said Peter Hakim, president emeritus of the Inter-American Dialogue think tank.
“But the notion that first you convert someone and then you deal with them in the real world doesn’t seem to work,” he said. “There are lots of countries we have sharp differences with, but we accommodate those differences.”
Ros-Lehtinen is tired of groups that complain the U.S. is not doing enough abroad and is among those who have criticized Obama for publicly acknowledging the nation’s past support of friendly but undemocratic regimes.
“We have to do more with less and work in a smarter way to advance America’s interests and that’s not advancing the world’s interest,” she said.
But she has also spoken out about human rights violations in East Timor, Tibet and Darfur and called attention to women’s rights in Afghanistan.
One place she doesn’t see the need for cuts is aid to Israel. Her support is crucial in a district that is home to one of the nation’s largest communities of Holocaust survivors. It is also personal. Ros-Lehtinen, now an Episcopalian, was raised Catholic, but her mother’s family were Jews who immigrated to Cuba from Turkey.
Instant internet karma strikes again.
Go back to the Democrat Underground where you belong and take the illegals you so love with you.
I’m done with you.
Uhh his parents followed the process to become legal citizens.
In fact it is legal citizens of Hispanic origin that should be most opposed to this. Why should they play the game by the rules, while seeing others get to short-circuit the system.
And I'm laughing mine off at your ignorance.
The "Cuban kids who came over here in 1959-64" were accepted as refugees from a leftist regime and were here by invitation. Legal in every respect.
Your argument is apples...and kumquats.
And your ignorance is appalling.
Why would you laugh at citizens who want equality with illegals. Why would you laugh at citizens who want law-breakers kept out of their nation? I cannot understand anyone who laughs at their fellow citizens when 'illegals' have more rights than citizens. This has been the case and situation. There are so many examples and writings saying such. And all you can do is laugh at American citizens and those who did the right thing and came legally? I do not understand how anyone can laugh as American citizens and American citizens' protests are ignored. You cannot be any sort of a respecter of the Rule of Law.
That's because his parents and he got an immediate "Dream Act" when Castro took over Cuba......these kids have no "process" to follow to become legal even though they've been here most of their lives...this kid got a break....give some other kids a break and they might just elect a Republican to the White House like the Cubans did in Miami for 'W'.....
My Grandfather’s parents came here LEGALLY from Poland in the late 1800’s.... as did my Grandmother’s parents from Quebec. They played by the rules, assimilated into this country and became Americans! My Grandparents married... a Pole and a Canuck! They never took welfare and always worked hard and were law abiding. They loved this country... as do I.
Is this place still a Conservative forum?
And monkeys might fly out of my butt.
Sports are fine.
Even MOBYs need hobbies.
Especially useful trying to gain Freeper ‘street cred’.