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  • Still DREAMing of Entitlements

    01/11/2011 10:54:46 AM PST · by Academiadotorg
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | January 11, 2011 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Although the U. S. Senate voted down the federal government’s latest attempt to expand government entitlements, academics remain just as adamantly for it. On December 18, 2010, as we reported, the U. S. Senate voted down the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act. Last week, the radical caucus of the Modern Language Association (MLA) voted for it, as our correspondent on the scene at their Los Angeles confab—Allie Duzett—discovered. “Whereas the U. S. Senate voted down the ‘Dream Act,’ which would have granted undocumented students in high schools legal status by attending college, thus depriving them of...
  • California Democrats seek approval from voters to grant amnesty

    01/04/2011 4:44:21 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 32 replies
    Examiner ^ | January 4th, 2011 | Kimberly Dvorak
    While the DREAM Act failed on a national stage, California State Democrats would like to skirt federal law and provide a pathway to citizenship for those who are illegally residing in the Golden State. State Assembly Bill 78, written by Tony Mendoza (D-Arcadia) seeks to put an advisory measure on the state ballot asking California voters if they think the United States is responsible to grant amnesty to longtime illegal aliens currently living unlawfully inside America. The Democrat’s proposed “pathway to citizenship bill” would give illegal aliens who have worked in the U.S. for five years, have no felony convictions,...
  • Kentucky McConnell and the Temple of Pork

    12/26/2010 2:38:28 AM PST · by Scanian · 14 replies · 2+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | December 26, 2010 | Clarice Feldman
    I was really happy when I read in the Washington Post that soon-to-be demoted to Minority Leader of the House Nancy Pelosi has turned to director Steven Spielberg to "rebrand" the House Democrats. The story offered me a way out of my quandary -- what to title this column today. The Tea Party and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skulls, The Sugardaddy Express, Pelosi Park. Anyway, just as I selected the present title, the NY Daily News said the Spielberg story was false. I suppose after fawning all over Castro and making a video montage for Kerry, Spielberg's decided to...
  • Obama vows to retry Dream Act

    12/22/2010 2:40:02 PM PST · by ColdOne · 34 replies · 2+ views
    Politico44 ^ | 12/22/10 | ABBY PHILLIP
    Obama called the stories of undocumented minors “heartbreaking” and said that changing the immigration system and enhancing border security is “the right thing to do.”
  • A procedural note about H.R. 5281 and the DREAM Act

    12/20/2010 11:22:28 AM PST · by La Lydia · 23 replies
    Michelle Malkin ^ | December 20, 2010
    There is a bit of confusion on the Internet that needs to be cleared up about the Democrats’ plans for the DREAM Act. A number of readers have pointed to a weekend post at warning that the DREAM Act is “hidden” in another bill, H.R. 5281. Senate staff explained to me today that DREAM was passed as an amendment to HR 5281 in the House and it was sent over as a “message,” which gave it privileged status so the Senate didn’t have to vote on a motion to proceed (simply a cloture vote). My Senate staff source added...
  • Immigrants clash in Moorhead fray

    12/20/2010 11:20:43 AM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 31 replies · 5+ views
    MPLS Star Tribune ^ | 12-19-10 | JOY POWELL
    least 20 police officers responded to a melee in Moorhead, Minn., early Sunday that involved up to a dozen young African immigrants fighting not only with hands and feet, but also with a taser, knives, a replica handgun and a shovel. More than 100 people looked on, many yelling, in the parking lot of a bowling alley on the city's north side, police said.
  • Students look to 2012 after immigration bill fails

    12/20/2010 9:29:27 AM PST · by La Lydia · 21 replies · 2+ views
    Washington Post ^ | December 20, 2010 | Amy Taxin
    LOS ANGELES -- Emboldened by months of phone calls to lawmakers, hunger strikes and sit-ins, a group of college students and graduates in Los Angeles say they plan to take their fight for immigrant rights to the states and the 2012 election after Senate Republicans blocked a key piece of legislation..they also say Latino voters are getting fed up with lawmakers at a time when they are accruing greater political clout. "This is a movement," said Nancy Meza, a 23-year-old illegal immigrant and college graduate who wore a UCLA sweatshirt as she watched the televised vote. "We don't have lobbyists...
  • Who Killed DREAM? The Tea Party Did (1 vote away from Amnesty!)

    12/19/2010 8:17:24 AM PST · by heiss · 62 replies
    Newsweek ^ | Dec 19, 2010 | Mickey Kaus
    1) It was "closer than it looked"—not because Harry Reid had 59 votes secretly locked up if he could only have gotten one more (though that's possible) but because if one or two senators had ostentiously switched in the weeks leading up to the vote then "at least three other votes would have gone with them and we would have lost." ..... "Translation:The Tea Parties did it."
  • Senator Manchin skips major votes to attend Christmas party

    12/18/2010 8:25:36 PM PST · by Outside da Box · 27 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill ^ | 12/18/2010 | Alexander Bolton
    Joe Manchin, the newly elected Democratic senator from West Virginia, is taking heat from Republicans for skipping several crucial votes on Saturday to spend time with his family. Manchin missed votes to advance the DREAM Act, which would grant legal status to illegal immigrants under a certain age who meet certain requirements, and repeal the military’s “Don’t ask, don’t tell” policy.
  • The Dream Act is NOT Dead (Hidden in Other Bill)

    12/18/2010 12:47:36 PM PST · by Grandma Conservative · 127 replies · 6+ views
    H.R.5281 Latest Title: Removal Clarification Act of 2010 Sponsor: Rep Johnson, Henry C. "Hank," Jr. [GA-4] (introduced 5/12/2010) Cosponsors (3) Related Bills: H.RES.1756 Latest Major Action: 12/8/2010 Resolving differences -- House actions. Status: On motion to to agree to the Senate amendments numbered 1 and 2, and that the House agree to the Senate amendment numbered 3 with an amendment Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 216 - 198 (Roll no. 625). Latest Action: 12/16/2010 Motion by Senator Reid to refer to Senate Committee on the Judiciary the House message to accompany the bill (HR 5281) with instructions to...
  • Republicans block youth immigration bill (Completely Biased News)

    12/18/2010 12:36:10 PM PST · by VeniVidiVici · 31 replies
    crAP ^ | 12/18/10 | None
    Republicans block youth immigration bill AP WASHINGTON – Senate Republicans on Saturday doomed an effort that would have given hundreds of thousands of young illegal immigrants a path to legal status if they enrolled in college or joined the military. Sponsors of the Dream Act fell five votes short of the 60 they needed to break through largely GOP opposition and win its enactment before Republicans take over the House and narrow Democrats' majority in the Senate next month.
  • Do Or Die Amnesty Vote Hours Away

    12/18/2010 10:54:45 AM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 20 replies · 1+ views
    We can't take victory for granted, as previously reported, the Professional Left is pulling out all the stops to help Harry Reid and Barack Obama ram Amnesty for millions of illegal aliens down our throats before the Christmas holiday. Pro-Amnesty organizations like the National Council of LaRaza are pouring massive amounts of money and resources into last-ditch operations with only one goal in mind... to overturn the will of the American people and force Harry Reid's so-called DREAM Act into law.
  • U.S. Senate Roll Call Votes 111th Congress - 2nd Session (DREAM ACT)

    12/18/2010 10:22:51 AM PST · by milwguy · 33 replies · 1+ views
    senate ^ | 12/18/2010 | s
    Question: On the Cloture Motion (Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Motion to Concur in the House Amendment to the Senate Amendment No. 3 to H.R. 5281 ) Vote Number: 278 Vote Date: December 18, 2010, 11:09 AM Required For Majority: 3/5 Vote Result: Cloture Motion Rejected Measure Number: H.R. 5281 (Removal Clarification Act of 2010 ) Measure Title: A bill to amend title 28, United States Code, to clarify and improve certain provisions relating to the removal of litigation against Federal officers or agencies to Federal courts, and for other purposes. Vote Counts: YEAs 55 NAYs 41
  • DREAM Act blocked in Senate

    12/18/2010 9:22:36 AM PST · by gandalftb · 104 replies · 2+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 12/18/10 | Carrie Dann
    Senate Republicans blocked a measure Saturday that would have offered provisional legal status to some adults who came to America illegally as children. Democratic backers of the legislation fell short of the 60 votes to move the DREAM Act legislation forward. Democratic Sens. Mark Pryor of Arkansas, Jon Tester of Montana, Max Baucus of Montana, Kay Hagan of North Carolina, and Ben Nelson of Nebraska voted against bringing the bill to the floor; Republican Sens. Richard Lugar, Lisa Murkowski, and Robert Bennett voted for it. The vote was 55-41.
  • DREAM ACT cloture fails 55-41

    12/18/2010 8:50:39 AM PST · by ak267 · 19 replies · 1+ views
    55-41 Cloture vote fails. Several candidates, up for election in 2012, put their necks on the line by voting yes.
  • DADT Repeal & DREAM Act Get Their Day In The Senate Today (Limited Debate & Cloture Live Thread)

    12/18/2010 7:35:51 AM PST · by Red Steel · 262 replies · 1+ views
    tpm ^ | December 18, 2010, 8:44AM | Evan McMorris-Santoro
    The Senate will act on two important pieces of President Obama's progressive legislative agenda today: the DREAM Act and the repeal of the military's ban on openly gay servicemembers. By the end of the day, the path to final passage is expected to be set for DADT repeal, while DREAM is expected to languish for another Congress to pass. Starting at around 10:30 this morning, the Senate will take up a cloture vote on DREAM. Cloture -- voted in by a 60-senator super majority -- is required to cut off debate and move a bill to final passage in the...
  • Dream, DADT, START — STOP!

    12/18/2010 2:12:53 AM PST · by Red Steel · 12 replies · 2+ views
    IBD ^ | 12/17/2010 07:13 PM ET
    Leadership: Any time you kill a bloated, $1.27 trillion spending bill that includes more than 6,000 earmarks worth $8 billion, it's a good day's work. But as far as this lame-duck Congress is concerned, the work isn't done. As we said in this space Friday, it would be best for Congress to extend the Bush tax cuts and then bring this lame-duck session to a quick end. We still feel that way now that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, facing a revolt even within his own party, has dropped the Democrats' big-spending omnibus budget bill. Despite that defeat, as well...
  • Dems will drop Don't Ask Repeal for Republican support for Start Treaty.

    12/17/2010 5:31:38 PM PST · by RED SOUTH · 37 replies
    I called it correct yesterday that the dems were dropping Omnibus spending bill only to put forth Dream Act and Don't Ask Repeal. And thats what they did today. The clock is running out and time did not permit and ugly fight over the spending bill so they changed course. Now watch for the republicans to float letting the Start Treaty pass if the dems drop Don't Ask. Tomorrow the dems will drop Don't Ask and make the deal. That leaves one last chip on the table , the Dream act. Obama wants the start treaty as part of his...
  • Friday Update: DREAM Act Vote on Saturday

    12/17/2010 9:55:03 AM PST · by Grandma Conservative · 40 replies
    NumbersUSA ^ | Friday, December 17, 2010, 11:51 AM EST | Roy Beck
    Sen. Reid's change of plans was announced suddenly Thursday evening. Does that mean he thinks he has the 60 votes to pass this amnesty? Not necessarily. Our NumbersUSA whip count says he doesn't have the votes. But votes could change over the next 24 hours under the barrage of last-minute personal appeals from poster-child illegal-alien students and groups of local clergy all saying the amnesty is a moral requirement. Pres. Obama put out an appeal for clergy to help him round up the last votes needed. So, the moment of truth is upon every one of us. Will we rise...
  • Dream Amnesty Allows Obama To Grant Amnesty To All Illegals

    12/17/2010 10:31:35 AM PST · by EternalVigilance · 40 replies · 1+ views ^ | Dec. 17, 2010
    ALIPAC is rallying talk radio show listeners and American citizens to call the US Senate to oppose the Dream Act Amnesty today. The bill contains a waiver that would allow the Secretary of Homeland Security and [Alleged] President Obama to grant Amnesty to most illegal immigrants in America. "The Dream Act Amnesty is a Nightmare already and would displace several million innocent American students, workers, and voters," said William Gheen, President of ALIPAC. "But now we find a waiver on page 5, line 21 of HR 5281 that allows Obama to grant Amnesty for most of the 12-20 million illegal...
  • "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," DREAM Act, Head to Senate for Votes This Weekend

    12/17/2010 10:15:23 AM PST · by ConjunctionJunction · 86 replies · 3+ views
    CBS News ^ | December 17, 2010 | Lucy Madison
    After abandoning on Thursday night a $1.3 trillion omnibus Senate spending bill, Democratic Senate Leader Harry Reid filed cloture for the DREAM Act and a stand-alone repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" - both of which are now expected to reach the Senate for final votes as early as this weekend. Reid, faced with receding Republican support for the spending bill (not to mention threats to read it aloud in its 1,924-page entirety), turned his attention instead to two bills that liberal Democrats hope to push through in the final days of the lame duck congressional session. The Senate is...
  • White House Calls on Religious Leaders to Help Push DREAM Act Over the Finish Line

    12/16/2010 10:31:51 AM PST · by La Lydia · 52 replies · 2+ views
    Fox News Latino ^ | December 15, 2010
    ... the White House is again pushing for final passage of the Dream Act, hosting a conference call with religious leaders who are hoping to drive the deal home before everyone on Capitol Hill heads home for the holidays...According to Fox News producers on Capitol Hill, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., does intend to bring up the DREAM Act during this lame duck session. So, while lawmakers on the Hill scramble to get everything done, the White House put together another in a series of conference calls on the DREAM Act. Rabbi Jack Moline, from Congregation Agudas Achim in...
  • Biden scolds GOP on treaty: 'Get out of the way'

    12/16/2010 6:29:19 AM PST · by Red Steel · 31 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/16/10 07:00 AM ET | Michael O'Brien
    Vice President Biden issued a stern warning to Senate Republicans to "get out of the way" of Democrats trying to ratify a nuclear arms treaty. The vice president sharply criticized Senate Republicans who have opposed ratification of the New START treaty during the lame-duck session of Congress. "Get out of the way. There's too much at stake for America's national security," Biden said in an interview with NBC News that will air tomorrow in its entirety on MSNBC. Biden's warning to Republicans come after a day of high-stakes wrangling over the nuclear arms treaty between the U.S. and Russia, which...
  • UCLA Professor Looks Forward To Illegals Replacing Old, White Men In Congress

    12/15/2010 6:11:55 AM PST · by Brittany Pounders · 22 replies ^ | December 15, 2010 | Brittany Pounders
    UCLA Professor Kent Wong gives a fiery speech in which he adoringly touts the DREAM act as a moment where all of “you” will replace the members of the US Senate- “those old white men!” First, can you imagine the horror that would be caused if the “old, white men” used the reverse of that in speaking about replacing any other race? Second- clearly, there is a room full of illegal immigrants, also known as “future Democratic voters”. And since we know this, can someone explain to me why it wouldn’t be a perfect opportunity for ICE to sweep in...
  • Democrats are Ramming Through Everything the Voters Voted Against

    12/14/2010 3:56:06 PM PST · by originalbuckeye · 62 replies
    12/14/10 | originalbuckeye
    Wake up DC GOP! Stop the agenda the voters overwhelmingly voted against!
  • Tuesday Update on Senate Effort to Pass DREAM Act Amnesty

    12/14/2010 1:56:40 PM PST · by nbenyo · 57 replies
    NumbersUSA ^ | 12/14/2010
    My gut feeling is still that we ought to be able to defeat the House-passed Dream Act amnesty when it comes up for a vote in the Senate later this week. But . . . Do you really want to rely on my gut? The PRO-amnesty TV network Univision is reporting that the DREAM Act amnesty is 4 votes short of the 60 needed for passage. Mass. Sen. Brown's courageous announcement of his NO vote at a Salvation Army fundraiser yesterday puts Senate passage of the House-passed amnesty farther out of reach. But the PRO-amnesty forces claim they have already...
  • DREAM Act Supporter: Illegal Aliens Will Replace 'Old White Men' in Senate (video)

    12/14/2010 10:09:42 AM PST · by montag813 · 73 replies · 1+ views
    Stand With Arizona (YouTube) ^ | 12-14-2010 |
    Pretty much says it all. For us who oppose the so-called 'DREAM Act' amnesty, "Illegal" is not a race, it is a CRIME. But for 'DREAM' supporters it is very MUCH about race, as this rally at MacArthur Park last night (Dec 13) demonstrates. UCLA Professor Kent Wong said: "We will win the dream act soon -- very soon," he exclaimed. "When that day comes, we will celebrate with millions and millions of people of people across this country who are standing with you tonight. Who stand for justice, who stand for democracy and equal opportunities for all." "When that...
  • Obama may delay start of his Christmas vacation

    12/13/2010 1:21:46 PM PST · by Red Steel · 40 replies · 1+ views
    whtc ^ | Monday December 13, 2010 8 minutes ago | Alister Bull
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama is likely to delay the start of his Christmas vacation to help several of his key legislative goals pass Congress before the end of the year, the White House said on Monday. Obama is tentatively scheduled to depart on Saturday for Hawaii, where the family traditionally spends its year-end vacation. But lawmakers are still debating the extension of Bush-era tax cuts and a new nuclear weapons deal, both of which Obama is eager to see approved. "The president will be here for as long as Congress is here," said White House spokesman Robert Gibbs,...
  • Senate one (Scott Brown) vote from passing dream act

    12/13/2010 9:08:36 AM PST · by dennisw · 85 replies
    therightperspective ^ | Published December 13, 2010
    The US Senate is reportedly one vote away from passing cloture for the so-called DREAM Act, which would allow a path towards citizenship for millions of illegals if the attend colleges or serve in the military. The bill passed the House during a late-night session last week with a vote of 216-198. It was then shelved by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid after Republicans threatened to filibuster any legislation not related to the Bush tax cuts. It is believed the single vote belongs to Massachusetts Republican Scott Brown, who has disappointed many in the GOP with his RINO-like votes since...
  • Looking for a Conservative Immigration Blog

    12/12/2010 2:44:29 PM PST · by CincyRichieRich · 10 replies · 1+ views
    12-12-10 | Self
    I'm looking for a blog to follow, one that presents its premise that immigration should be legal, which is the compassionate approach. It also should be an inside scoop on the corruption inside Mexican government, police, drug trade, etc. I'd like to participate in it and also pray over it daily. My best equivalent would be Atlasshrugs, but focused on this topic.
  • Reid: “DREAM Act Is Not a Symbolic Vote,” Will Return This Year

    12/12/2010 11:24:05 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 27 replies
    The DREAM Act got a last-minute reprieve on the Senate floor last night as Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid pulled the bill and gave its advocates more time to whip up the votes it still needs to break a Republican filibuster. The moment involved a bit of the Senate’s signature procedural drama. A motion to end debate—which requires 60 votes that haven’t yet materialized—was scheduled to take place just hours after the House made history Wednesday night, passing the decade-old DREAM Act for the first time in either chamber. But 15 minutes after the 11 a.m. “cloture” vote was supposed...
  • Meaning of a Dream/vanity

    12/11/2010 5:56:09 PM PST · by Dianer0839 · 52 replies
    I've never posted before and understand if this is not posted or is inappropriate..please delete. I have not been able to find an answer to the meaning of a dream I had as follows.
  • Kick out the DREAM parents

    12/11/2010 3:36:36 PM PST · by alpo · 16 replies
    Deport the parents
  • With Dream Act shelved, immigrants look to 2012

    12/11/2010 12:30:22 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 21 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 11, 2010 | LAURA WIDES-MUNOZ
    MIAMI -- The illegal immigrants who more than a decade ago were just teens hoping to forge a legal path to citizenship are vowing to make the Dream Act a campaign issue come 2012, even though they'll likely be too old to benefit if the law ever passes. The measure that passed in the House on Wednesday is unlikely go anywhere in the Senate, and the House is unlikely to revisit the issue once the new Republican leadership takes over. Groups like The National Council of La Raza and other Hispanic and immigrant advocacy groups know the prospects for comprehensive...
  • Democrats delay action on young immigrants bill

    12/10/2010 11:19:17 PM PST · by South40 · 14 replies
    YahooNews (AP) ^ | 12/9/2010 | JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS
    WASHINGTON – The Senate moved Thursday to delay a politically charged showdown vote on legislation carving out a path to legal status for foreign-born youngsters brought to this country illegally, putting off but probably not preventing the measure's demise. Facing GOP objections, Democrats put aside the so-called Dream Act and said they'd try again to advance it before year's end. They're short of the 60 votes needed to do so, however, and critics in both parties quickly said they won't change their minds in the waning days of the Democratic-controlled Congress.
  • Hey, GOP Senators and Congressmen/women! Didn't you hear the voters?

    12/10/2010 5:41:32 PM PST · by originalbuckeye · 12 replies · 2+ views
    12/10/10 | originalbuckeye
    GOP-Wake up and realize the voters completely rejected Obama's agenda! 1.The tax 'compromise' is a disaster. Almost as much money as the failed 'stimulus'. The voters reject it! 2.The Military is not a social experiment. Gays already serve but are not to flaunt their sexuality. The voters reject repeal of DADT!! 3.Illegal immigrants will be amnestied if you allow the 'DREAM" Act to become law. The voters HEARTILY reject amnesty! 4.The START Treaty will compromise our National security. The voters reject it! 5.Unending 'Unemployment Benefits' (let's call this what it is.....WELFARE) are not a stimulus. They are a drain on...
  • Senate Democrats cancel vote on DREAM Act

    12/09/2010 10:24:45 AM PST · by jessduntno · 58 replies
    Email News | 5 Mins Ago | CNN
    CNN -- Senate Democrats cancel vote on DREAM Act, meaning the immigration measure is likely dead for the year.
  • DREAM Act - Entitlement Program for Illegals

    12/09/2010 11:43:29 AM PST · by Raquel · 13 replies · 2+ views
    Political Blog ^ | December 9, 2010 | Raquel Okyay
    The DREAM Act is the same recycled, amnesty policy, and now spending policy, that does not address deadly and drug infested, criminal activity occurring at U.S. borders today and every day, nor does it address the incredible costs to the tax payers who will in-turn pay for the education, welfare, and medical care of children of illegal immigrants. (If the lame duck Congress has its way, the Dream Act passes in the U.S. Senate today.) The Washington Post reports: “The DREAM Act passed the House by a vote of 216 to 198 Wednesday night, but advocates for the measure are...
  • Witness describes sex slavery at 13 (San Antonio)

    12/09/2010 9:44:03 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 21 replies
    San Antonio Express News ^ | 12/09/2010 | Craig Kapitan
    The acting out started after her parents separated when she was 8. By the time she was 10 or 11 she had become a frequent truant from school, preferring to smoke crack cocaine with gang members and prostitutes. That was the testimony Wednesday from a San Antonio teen, now 16, who said she was held captive and repeatedly raped at age 13 by brothers Juan and Bobby Moreno. They were her drug suppliers, she said. Juan Moreno, 45, could face up to life in prison without parole if jurors in the 379th District Court find him guilty of super-aggravated sexual...
  • Senate postpones votes (DREAM Act and DADT )

    12/08/2010 8:33:35 PM PST · by Red Steel · 31 replies
    UPI ^ | Dec. 8, 2010 at 9:35 PM
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- The U.S. Senate Wednesday evening postponed votes on major legislation, including the "don't ask, don't tell" repeal bill. The Senate held off procedural votes on the DREAM Act and a bill that would compensate those who have fallen ill after working at Ground Zero following the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks that toppled the twin towers of the World Trade Center, MSNBC and NBC New York reported. MSNBC reported Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's office confirmed votes on the measures that would allow gays to serve openly in the armed forces and provide a way...
  • House passes DREAM Act, but Senate may sink it

    12/08/2010 8:42:05 PM PST · by Red Steel · 33 replies · 1+ views
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | Published Dec 8, 2010 07:44PM Updated 17 minutes ago | Matt Canham
    Washington • The U.S. House passed a bill late Wednesday granting the children of some undocumented immigrants a path to citizenship if they either go to college or enter the military, setting up a decisive vote Thursday in the Senate . But supporters of the DREAM Act remain pessimistic about its chances, in large part because of Republicans such as Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, who have promised to vote against the bill, even though they have co-sponsored the legislation in years past. As many as 2 million immigrants were expected to gain legal status under the DREAM Act, and the...
  • Pelosi Equates DREAM Act To Founding Fathers Winning Independence

    12/08/2010 8:15:36 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 42 replies
    Outgoing Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi says the DREAM Act represents the new "American dream." "In coming here, these new comers, from that time a couple hundred years ago and to this day, by coming with that optimism and hope and commitment to a better future for the next generation, they made America more American. So tonight, we have an opportunity to identify with the aspirations of our founders," Pelosi said on the House floor prior to the vote.
  • A DREAM Act to some...a nightmare for all of us.

    12/08/2010 5:05:25 PM PST · by ssugasl231 · 9 replies
    Libradex Blog ^ | Justin Grant
    For a party that prides itself on transparency and were going to post bills 72 hours before voting on them, the Republicans in the Senate have been voicing outrage on the multiple DREAM Act bills being brought before the Senate in an effort to grant backdoor amnesty to illegal aliens. This bureaucratic shell game perpetuated by the highly unpopular Harry Reid of Nevada, is the worst example of political posturing and pandering to minorities in recent memory. While supporters of the DREAM Act are playing the "we're doing it for the children" card for the umpteenth time, they, along with...
  • US House debating DREAM act amnesty live on CSPAN now - bill passed!

    12/08/2010 4:12:40 PM PST · by iowamark · 64 replies
    CSPAN ^ | 12/08/2010
    US House is nearing one hour debate on DREAM act and then vote. Rep. Conyers speaking for the Dems. Harry Reid has delayed the Senate vote on DREAM act to perhaps tomorrow. Reid is continuing negotiations with liberal Republicans on DREAM act and DADT. Live video at the link.
  • Dem Congressman: Illegal Aliens Are "De-Facto Citizens" (video)

    12/08/2010 3:11:16 PM PST · by i88schwartz · 36 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | December 8, 2010 | RealClearPolitics
    Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colorado) says the DREAM Act "means everything to hundreds of thousands of de-facto Americans. To them and all of us it is supremely important and supremely urgent.
  • It’s on: DREAM Act cloture vote today at 4 p.m.

    12/08/2010 7:38:00 AM PST · by speciallybland · 39 replies
    HotAir ^ | 12/08/2010
    One interesting development among squishy Senate Republicans. I heard from Sen. McCain’s office yesterday asking me to remove his name from the list of fence-sitters. An aide wrote: McCain has “clearly expressed his opposition to the DREAM Act and will be voting against it when it eventually comes to the floor.”
  • Latino Leaders Meet Today to Oppose DREAM Act

    12/07/2010 8:25:07 AM PST · by La Lydia · 20 replies
    Yahoo ^ | December 4, 2010
    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...
  • White House Steps up DREAM Pressure; Focuses on Key Republican Senators

    12/05/2010 8:04:40 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 22 replies
    The White House is reaching out to fence-sitting Republican Senators trying to earn their vote on the DREAM Act. A new report from the National Journal says that members of the President's cabinet are targeting Sens. Collins and Snowe from Maine, Sen. LeMieux of Florida, and Sen. Hutchison of Texas. Call the Capitol Switchboard NOW and urge these Senators and your Members of Congress to oppose the DREAM Act Amnesty -- 202-224-3121.
  • Dems Roll Out Dream Act No. 5

    12/02/2010 9:30:11 AM PST · by freespirited · 24 replies · 3+ views
    Politico ^ | 12/02/10 | Scott Wong
    Senate Democrats have introduced their fifth version of the DREAM Act this year in a bid to tackle concerns from critics and win support from a handful of moderate lawmakers from both parties. But the immigration legislation continues to draw fire from opponents and face stiff odds in the lame-duck session — and this was even before Republicans vowed Wednesday to filibuster all bills until the Senate votes to extend Bush-era tax cuts and fund the federal government. The DREAM Act would provide a path to legalization for immigrants who were brought to the country illegally as children, if they...
  • King: Has CBO Scored DREAM Act as a $20 Billion Giveaway to Illegal Aliens?

    12/02/2010 8:45:17 AM PST · by epithermal · 13 replies
    Congressman Steve King (R-IA) ^ | December 1, 2010 | unknown
    Washington D.C.- Congressman Steve King (R-IA) today issued the following statement after writing the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) to request the release of its current scoring of the DREAM Act. Press reports indicate that Senate Democrats may be blocking a release of the score to cover-up the true costs of the legislation to the public. At least one published report suggests that CBO has scored the DREAM Act, legislation which rewards a defined class of illegal aliens with amnesty, as carrying a $20 billion cost. “There are reports that Senate Democrats are covering-up an analysis showing that granting illegal aliens...