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Dec 2 - House Democrats Are Santa

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December 2, 2010,1202.shtm


1. Comment: House Democrats Are Santa - From the ever-insightful

Micheal Hill:

"House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) pledged on

Wednesday that the House of Representatives will take up the

DREAM Act during the Lame Duck Session ... and that it would do

so regardless of whether the Senate first takes up the measure

... Hoyer's comments were made late on Wednesday, December [1],

in a brief session with reporters ... the pledge was significant

... in that it was made as efforts in the Senate to bring up the

DREAM Act were sustaining one procedural and political setback

after another ... When asked on Wednesday whether Democrats had

the requisite 218 votes that would be needed to pass the DREAM

Act, Hoyer replied, "I think we would have the votes when we

bring it to the floor."

We commend the House Democratic leadership for finally pledging

to bring immigration benefits to the floor of the 111th House

where the Democratic Party still has a historic majority, and

where there is still hope for the Democrats to live up to their

promise to immigrants. House passage of DREAM would build

momentum for action in the Senate, where legislative business has

ground to a halt over the impasse on budget/taxes, and where the

calendar is jammed with many other urgent matters (to say nothing

of the fact that the minority's power in the Senate is always

considerable). For the latest whip count, see Markos Moulitsas of

DailyKos on DREAM.,-and-latest-whip-count

While there is hope in the air for DREAM, the last 20 votes for

any contentious House bill are always difficult. That's where the

awesome and proven whipping ability of Speaker Pelosi and her

leadership team can make a difference, as can a nudge or two

applied by the White House; we trust that senior Democrats will

go all out to make DREAM happen now.For years, a small handful of

anti-immigrants have fooled Congress as to their numbers by

faking zip codes and addresses while making repeated/multiple

calls to members of Congress across the country. The pro-

immigration side is wise to these dirty anti-immigration tricks,

and through grass-roots mobilization, is finally producing

record-breaking call volume urging Congress to do the right thing

for America by enacting DREAM. Calls from the public are critical

in this final stage before a floor vote, we urge our readers to

call 1-866-587-3023 to ask Congress to enact DREAM now.

2. Article: H-1B Cap Update: Fewer Than 15,000 H-1B visas

remaining by Chris Musillo,1202-Musillo.shtm

3. Article: Tam Phan Faces Deportation Order to Vietnam by

Matthew Kolken,1202-Kolken.shtm

4. Article: Venezuelan TV Channel Owner Seeks Asylum in the US by

Jason Dzubow,1202-Dzubow.shtm

5. News: Congress Passes HAITI Act of 2010,1202-hr5283.pdf

6. News: USCIS Updates H-1B Cap Count,1202-h1bcap.shtm

7. News: USCIS Updates H-2B Cap Count,1202-h2bcap.shtm


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9. Headline: Rick Scott Endorses Arizona-Style Immigration


10. Headline: Utah immigration bill draws both fire, praise

11. Headline: Senate Negotiations Narrow DREAMAct Scope as Vote


12. Headline: Republicans afraid to follow their hearts.

13. Headline: GOP must unite for DREAMact

14. Headline: Hutchison stuck between principle and politics


15. Headline: How Alexander, Corker could boost Republican

momentum for DREAM Act

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  1. Dave and Victoriya Eggen's Avatar
    I really disagree with any sort of amnesty for illegal aliens. They knew what they were doing was illegal when they came here. They continue to break our laws by staying. They demand rights where there are none. My wife is an immigrant, but we did it legally.Now she has her citizenship, pays taxes and does very well for herself. We both have nothing but respect for people who come here legally, but nothing but disgust for the ones who come illegally. Why is this law any different from any other? Should we grant amnesty to robbers and muggers and rapists because they are already here and have been committing crimes without being caught so far? Go to Mexico illegally, see how that works out for you.
  2. Roger Algase's Avatar
    Dave and Victoriya Eggen's respect for upholding the immigration laws is certainly commendable. It would be even more so if their comment were not so obviously motivated by hate against Mexicans, whom they seem to see as all being "robbers and muggers and rapists". Of course, when people are as blinded by prejudice as these two contributors to ID's letters page seem to be, the fact that no one has ever proposed amnesty for robbers, muggers, rapists, or any other violent criminals, does not count for very much.

    But expecting reason from people who are only interested in spreading bigotry is nothing but an exercise in futility. This is what is wrong with so much of the immigration debate today and why it will be so hard to pass the DREAM Act, or any other humane, rational immigration proposals, now matter how sensible and badly needed, in the current climate of anti-immigrant racism and hysteria.
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