And, he said, he’d call resistant senators to get them on board.
The president told Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Reps. Nydia Velasquez (D-N.Y.) and Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) in a meeting at the White House that he would call members holding out on approving the DREAM Act, which provides a path to citizenship for young illegal immigrants who complete two years of college or military service.
In the House, Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said last week she plans to bring the measure to the floor before the end of the year. [MORE]Everyone knows that the Dream Act is basically backdoor amnesty. I think we can pretty much assume from this that Obama has no intention of doing a pivot like Bill Clinton. With 23 Democrat senators up for reelection in 2012, I am not sure how successful Obama will be getting this passed.
The Dream Act’s passage or failure will reveal just how much faith Democrats still have in Obama.