Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Obama wants Dream Act passed during lame duck session

Politico: President Barack Obama told Democratic members of Congress Tuesday he wants the DREAM Act passed in the lame duck session as a “down payment” on substantial immigration reform, according to members at the meeting.
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.


Anonymous said...

Wonderful article. Thanks cause it's good to get the word out to everyone what the Dream Act is really about. It will only encourage more to come to America as it did before back in the '70s amensty. Thanks again.

Anonymous said...

Do this, and what's left of the Democrats shall go down with the president come 2012.

2nd Anony

Hot Sam said...

If you go to college, we will give you citizenship.

Oh, did I forget to tell you that we will also pay for your college and give you preferential treatment for a job when you graduate?

Or, you can join the military and get a job with benefits, the GI bill and tuition assistance, VA medical care for life, and a VA home loan.

Oh, and once you become a citizen, you may also apply for citizenship for your father, your mother, your sister, your brother, your uncle, your aunt, your flowers, your plant, your cat, your frog, your chicken, your dog, who were all home when you left.

And that's the reason you left.

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