The Senate is scheduled to vote on the bi-partisan legislation, which would potentially legalize hundreds of thousands of young people, on Thursday. Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nevada), majority leader, is not expected to have the 60 votes needed for passage.
Republican leaders said the bill is just another form of “amnesty”, one that is too costly to taxpayers and will only invite more illegal border crossings.
With a comprehensive overhaul of the immigration system dead, Democrats and immigrant advocates believe the Dream Act is the last best chance to win legal status for at least some illegal migrants before Republicans take control of the House in January.
Overhauling the immigration system is not dead, and if it is someone had better resuscitate it. Over in New Revolution, I used a quote as a chapter opener and the quote went like this: "Amnesty is a big billboard, a flashing billboard, to the rest of the world that we don't really mean our immigration law."
That was said by someone called Richard Lamm, and truer words have never been spoken about immigration. All the DREAM act is is amnesty, and it's going to cost us 6.2 million dollars - and that's the conservative estimate. It reality it will probably cost a lot more. And now illegals can take jobs that so many ordinary Americans need. thanks Congress. Thanks for nothing.
So the Demonrats, angry that they were rejected in the 2010 elections, respond by groping us all at airports and now by giving illegals amnesty. Let this serve as a lesson to us all: never vote for someone with a D after thier name.