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Greg Siskind on Immigration Law and Policy

SENATE TO CONSIDER HOUSE-PASSED DREAM BILL NEXT WEEK

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The Senate voted 59-40 this morning to table Senator Durbin's latest version of the DREAM Act and will instead take up the House version passed last night probably early next week. That's important for a couple of reasons (and probably good news overall). First, the bill will not need to be sent back to the House to reconcile differences between the two bills. Second, the tax bill that has given some on the fence Republicans the excuse to filibuster the DREAM Act may be dealt with by then. Finally, there is some additional time to round up a couple of extra votes. Complaints about not having time to adequately review the House language will also not be an excuse. The fact that 59 Senators voted to allow this to happen this morning means we're close - very, very close.

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  1. Another Voice's Avatar
    I guess the repubs will hold out until the Tax deal is done...
  2. Desertfox's Avatar
    It also means that visa recapture amendment is dead, and there is nothing for legal immigrants in this bill anymore. No matter which party is in power, the government of this country is always up for rewarding irresponsible behavior. Just look at the bailout for irresponsibility of wall street, auto makers, mortgage defaulters, undocumented immigrants and tax breaks for people who bought gas guzzlers. Being fully sympathetic to the kids being benefited from Dream Act, I must say that there is nothing good about being responsible in this country. All I can do within my abilities is to max out my credit cards and I am up for it now!
  3. USC's Avatar
    "The fact that 59 Senators voted to allow this to happen this morning means we're close - very, very close."

    I am told that there were only 52 votes for cloture.

    The fact that 59 voted to table means little. See breakdown below:

    54 Dems & 5 Cans voted Yes, ie to table. Here is a list of the Cans that voted to table: Vitter, Corker, Crapo, Risch, Murkowski. The first 4 do not support DREAM.

    36 Cans and 4 Democrats voted No. The Democrats that voted No were: Feingold, Menendez, Merkley & Pryor. The first 3 are staunch supporters of DREAM.

    Brownback was the dude who didn't think voting mattered.

    The DREAMers have till next week to round up 8 or so Senators otherwise DREAM will be dead at least through Jan 2013.

    Incidentally, Kay Bailey Hutchison and Cornyn yesterday announced that they will oppose DREAM.

  4. USC's Avatar
    Incidentally, the Hispanics should recognize Harry Reid for yeoman's service. Unlike Obama, Reid has more than kept his word to the voters on immigration. Reid, could of course have voted on cloture today and fulfilled his promise but by delaying the vote he is not just keeping his word in letter but in spirit, as well. He has given the DREAMers another week to turn things around.
  5. Michael's Avatar
    there were not enough votes today. Next week they may or may not have enough votes.
  6. Another Voice's Avatar
    WOW the voting seems really confusing to me.... I guess it must give them options on both sides either for or against DREAM.
  7. Sad state of affairs's Avatar
    so much of BS for DREAM ACT, do you think they'll be any political capital/appetite/will left to do ANYTHING for the Legals??




    I think not
  8. Atlanta Roofing HQ's Avatar
    More than 50 percent of Americans say they are worse off now than they were two years ago when President Barack Obama took office, and two-thirds believe the country is headed in the wrong direction, a Bloomberg National Poll shows.
  9. njboy's Avatar
    What about people who have Master's & PhD's. Who played by the rules, did everything correctly, waiting in line for 10 years. Spent a prime time of their life in this country ( 20 -35 ) trying to immigrate. Suddenly their degrees, services to this country are no longer valuable and will be put in a bigger processing queue which USCIS is going to handle efficiently ?

  10. why_reward_illegal's Avatar
    Democraps want more and more voters. They know all those illegals will vote for democraps after they get citizenship.
    This country is betrayed by democraps.
  11. USC's Avatar
    "More than 50 percent of Americans say they are worse off now than they were two years ago when President Barack Obama took office, and two-thirds believe the country is headed in the wrong direction, a Bloomberg National Poll shows."

    This has what to do with immigration? Bring your spam/garbage somewhere else.

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