Thursday, December 09, 2010

Senate Dems Cancel vote On DREAM Amnesty Bill- For Now

Senate Dems canceled a vote on the version of the DREAM Act the Democrat dominated Lame Duck House passed last night, conceding that they lacked the 60 votes to get it passed. According to Harry Reid, they're going to try and revisit it before the end of the year but it looks fairly unlikely.

The DREAM Act is essentially back door amnesty for thousands of illegal aliens up to the age of 30 who were or could claim to be minors when they were brought to the US. Aside from legalizing their status, it would make them, in essence, anchor babies who would legalize their parents and thousands more under the existing family unification laws.

Senate Republicans opposed the bill, standing by their pledge to block any legislation during the lame-duck session unless Congress approves extending the Bush tax cuts across the board.

They were joined by a number of Democrats, including Ben Nelson and Byron Dorgan.

If this doesn't pass in the Lame Duck session, this truly bad legislation is likely history.Let's hope so.

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B.Poster said...

Who needs 60 votes? Why not just that reconciliation thingy or whatever they call it like they used to get Obamacare passed?

Freedom Fighter said...

Because they can't even remotely disguise this as a budget bill.