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Greg Siskind on Immigration Law and Policy

CORNYN: DEMS PLAYING POLITICS WITH DREAM ACT

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Of course, he said they were playing politics by forcing a vote on the DREAM Act before the election as well. For someone who once supported the DREAM Act and who now opposes it mainly out of fear of facing a backlash from the Taliban wing of his party, it seems Senator Cornyn (R-TX) is the one who is bending to political pressure.

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  1. Another Voice's Avatar
    I am always surprised at TX politics, they seem very to the right and specially on Immigration, yet they have a large Hispanic block of voters. They keep wining sooo I guess, Hispanics there do not mind the hate politics.... Too bad a lot of electoral votes and house seats.
  2. Jim's Avatar
    What the!?

    No, sir!! You are the one playing with people's lives.

    BTW, I am talking about *Cornyn* just in case someone misinterprets my post again and tries to kiss someone's *** again.

  3. George Chell's Avatar
    "who now opposes it mainly out of fear of facing a backlash from the Taliban wing of his party,"

    This is an insult to the Taliban...Taliban accepts anyone who espouse their band of crazy fanaticism...religion is the be all and end all. As far as the white lunatic fringe of the GOP is concerned, they use moslems and other religions when it suits their convenience. But, they are not Taliban..ie., they are not the Christian equivalent of the Taliban. They dont want to build a Christian Cathedral at the site of 9/11. They are white skin worshipping pagans masquerading as Christians. If the survival if Christianity is the issue, they will want more Christians in this country, whether they are legally present or not! The goal is preserving their white skin color! More like the KKK or the American Nazi Party version rather than the Taliban version!
  4. George Chell's Avatar
    "I am always surprised at TX politics, they seem very to the right and specially on Immigration, yet they have a large Hispanic block of voters."

    Not enough Hispanic voters and most of them are gerrymandered into two or three districts! The other Hispanic districts are just a farce...most of them are illegal or legal immigrants in a district where in some cases racist white voters account for close to 80% of the electorate. Why do you think they want to do away with the fourteenth amendment...more illegal immigrants who cannot vote but will be counted towards the census and more districts for the racists in Texas, Arizona and elsewhere!
  5. Another Voice's Avatar
    "Why do you think they want to do away with the fourteenth amendment...more illegal immigrants who cannot vote but will be counted towards the census and more districts for the racists in Texas, Arizona and elsewhere!"

    Good point...
  6. sam's Avatar
    Texas has 35% latino and 11% african-american population.
  7. George Chell's Avatar
    "Texas has 35% latino and 11% african-american population."

    How many of them are citizens, how many legals and how many illegals? I will bet only 33% are citizens, and out of them half are propbably children born to illegals, including perhaps babies who were abandoned and they could not find out whether kids were born to illegals. If there were no fourteenth amendment only 16% of the 35% would be citizens. Even if a district is majority Hispanic, it could elect a conservative Republican like Ron Paul..why, perhaps only 30% of the population can vote and out of that 80% are probably white and in a state like Texas racist whites. The same situation is probably repeated in Arizona. Repeal 14th amendment which means more illegals, which means deportation will be difficult, which means they will counted towards the census, which in turn means, racist whites get more congressional districts, which in the state of Texas equals four more after the 2010 Census.

  8. TSki's Avatar
    I'm sickened by the history of the DREAM Act. It has been a bill proposed for years that politicians in both parties can say they support in order to placate members of their progressive electorate. However, they know that it will never be brought up for a vote on the bill itself.

    If you read the contents of the bill and what it promotes, it would be very un-American to be against such a bill. The bill rewards potential model citizens: college students and members of the military who lead clean lives, pay their taxes, speak English, and are at least high school graduates. The DREAM Act is very American in its spirit because it says that we should not punish an entire generation of people for the sins of their parents.

    The people who would directly benefit from this bill have no other real way of joining society. Their families brought them here as children. For most, this is the only home they have ever known. For many, going back from whence they came would mean going to a place where they don't even speak the language. We Americans would benefit from keeping people who want to go to college and serve in the military. These people don't need to be assimilated -- they already are and are already here.

    For those who say this would be 'back door amnesty', you only need to look at the current law for petitioning immediate relatives -- the backlog for getting an adult relative of a U.S. citizen is 18 years. Yes, DREAM Act beneficiaries could petition for their parents once they gain legal status, but the parents would have to wait 2 decades for their visa.

    I applaud Sen. Cornyn for supporting this bill (at least initially). It is the right thing to do.
  9. George Chell's Avatar
    "I applaud Sen. Cornyn for supporting this bill (at least initially). It is the right thing to do."

    Cornyn is not supporting the bill.

  10. Jack's Avatar
    Dear Greg,
    Do you think nurses bill will come up at least begining of next year..?
  11. Greg Siskind's Avatar
    I do think we're going to see a return to more "normal" immigration lawmaking with smaller measures having a chance. I think we'll see a mix of enforcement bills and legal immigration measures have a chance of moving. I doubt we'll see much benefiting illegally present immigrants until the economy substantially improves (aside from the DREAM Act vote in the lame duck which I do think has a real shot).
  12. George Chell's Avatar
    Glad to know that many here are more optimistic than I am, particularly regarding legal immigration!
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