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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...