Cloture Approaching on DREAM Act

Rick Moran
Got to give the Democrats credit. If they can't get amnesty for illegal aliens passed through the front door, why not try to sneak it in through the back door?

Senate Democratic leaders have scheduled a showdown vote Wednesday on a bill that would give children brought to the USA by illegal immigrant parents a chance to qualify for citizenship.

Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., the legislation's chief sponsor, said Tuesday that his biggest challenge was ensuring that supporters, including five senators — four Democrats and one Republican — running for president, make it to the Capitol for the roll call.

Another question mark: Democratic Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer, who are trying to return to California to review wildfire damage.

The bill, known as the DREAM (Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors) Act, would grant legal status to children and young adults who arrived here before the age of 16 and who have lived in the USA at least five years — if they complete two years of post-secondary education or two years of military service.
Backdoor amnesty with illegal aliens getting a break on tuition to boot.

Senator Durbin is pulling out all the stops to get this thing rammed through before too much opposition can build against it. It is believed he will come up 2 or 3 votes short but no one is betting on it.

Meanwhile, Tom Tancredo, presidential candidate and anti-immigration fanatic, called for the arrest of three students who were at a Democratic sponsored press conference yesterday because he says they were here illegally.

One problem for Crazy Tom: They aren't:

All three students have legal status. Manuel Bartsch, a college freshman from Ohio, and Marie Gonzalez, a college junior from Missouri, both had deportation orders postponed because of the intervention of members of Congress. Tam Tran, a recent UCLA graduate, had her deportation stayed because Germany, the country where she was born after her parents fled Vietnam, refused to accept the family back.
Tancredo doesn't just want to stop illegal immigration, he wants to close the borders and lock the door - which, considering how badly we need the brainpower for several of our industries  from overseas would be worse than shooting ourselves in the foot.

The Colorado Congressman is an asterisk in the race and did himself no favors with this latest stupidity.
Got to give the Democrats credit. If they can't get amnesty for illegal aliens passed through the front door, why not try to sneak it in through the back door?

Senate Democratic leaders have scheduled a showdown vote Wednesday on a bill that would give children brought to the USA by illegal immigrant parents a chance to qualify for citizenship.

Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., the legislation's chief sponsor, said Tuesday that his biggest challenge was ensuring that supporters, including five senators — four Democrats and one Republican — running for president, make it to the Capitol for the roll call.

Another question mark: Democratic Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer, who are trying to return to California to review wildfire damage.

The bill, known as the DREAM (Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors) Act, would grant legal status to children and young adults who arrived here before the age of 16 and who have lived in the USA at least five years — if they complete two years of post-secondary education or two years of military service.
Backdoor amnesty with illegal aliens getting a break on tuition to boot.

Senator Durbin is pulling out all the stops to get this thing rammed through before too much opposition can build against it. It is believed he will come up 2 or 3 votes short but no one is betting on it.

Meanwhile, Tom Tancredo, presidential candidate and anti-immigration fanatic, called for the arrest of three students who were at a Democratic sponsored press conference yesterday because he says they were here illegally.

One problem for Crazy Tom: They aren't:

All three students have legal status. Manuel Bartsch, a college freshman from Ohio, and Marie Gonzalez, a college junior from Missouri, both had deportation orders postponed because of the intervention of members of Congress. Tam Tran, a recent UCLA graduate, had her deportation stayed because Germany, the country where she was born after her parents fled Vietnam, refused to accept the family back.
Tancredo doesn't just want to stop illegal immigration, he wants to close the borders and lock the door - which, considering how badly we need the brainpower for several of our industries  from overseas would be worse than shooting ourselves in the foot.

The Colorado Congressman is an asterisk in the race and did himself no favors with this latest stupidity.