The Dream act dies today again. Reid et al can try to resurrect this beast all they want but the American people have laid it out for Congress. Illegal should be prosecuted not rewarded. But even as it fads into the background for a while this act brings out the best in people. Like this little tidbit from the web site Think Progressive (anyone care to guess where they stand).
Today, the Senate failed to invoke cloture on the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act. Fourty-one mostly Republican senators voted against a bill which would have provided young undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S. by their parents a path to legalization by pursuing a college education or serving in the military. 55 voted in the affirmative.
Immediately before the vote failed, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) took the Senate floor to tell the young DREAMers who have come to his office that they were “wasting their time” because the border hasn’t been secured:
To the DREAM Act, I have been involved in comprehensive immigration reform for many years. Senator Durbin and I have talked about how to make the DREAM Act part of comprehensive immigration reform. To Those who have come to my office — you’re always welcome to come, but you’re wasting your time.
We’re not going to pass the DREAM Act or any other legalization program until we secure our borders. It will never be done as a stand-alone. It has to be part of comprehensive immigration reform.
Quoting Lindsey Graham? It is like quoting Nancy Pelosi. Graham is the ultimate RINO. I am shocked South Carolina keeps electing hm. Maybe this will change that trend. Graham in his quote is implying that if the borders were secured we would open the books to the illegals.
How do my children get in on this action? Do I need to change my name? Please people we are buying votes of the Mexicans and Hispanics with these votes and you and I are paying for it. If your Senator or Representative even mentioned liking this one GET RID OF THEM
Here look at this tragic photo
The caption in the LA times on this one? UCLA student Jose Ortiz, 20, reacts as the Dream Act fails to move forward in the Senate during televised coverage of proceedings at the UCLA Downtown Labor Center. (Associated Press / December 18, 2010)
Okay am I missing something here. Jose is ALREADY in College. Does he have an illegal sister or brother who is not in yet. And who nis paying for Jose’s education? Get over it people.
In the article in the LA Times the Head Organizer said Common sense did not prevail today. Lets run it down one more time. The Congress wanted to pass a bill granting to the children of people who broke the laws of this country citizenship. I doubt the vast majority of AMericans would back that and they told the Senate that otherwise this bill would have passed with ease. But let’s go back to that first quote and this comment. “Fourty-one mostly Republican senators voted against a bill” Really that is how you will play it on your blog bud. HOw about this from one of the most liberal papers in the country the LA Times.
In a 55-41 vote, senators failed to advance the Dream Act, which would have provided a way to legalize those immigrants who arrived in the United States illegally as children and who attend college or serve in the military. Three Republican senators voted for cloture, but 60 votes were need to advance the measure. Five Democrats voted no.
SO if the 5 Democrats who defected had done the WRONG thing and caved to the party this would be a different story but a leftist blog wants to say it was the Republicans who killed the bill. Sorry Charlie.
Keep holding them accountable folks we are starting to win. But this is not over yet!