How they voted on the Dream Actin Political & Legal Sun Dec 19, 2010 5:48 pm
by samD • | 534 Posts
Utah, Indiana & Hawaii Republicans voted yes, the bastards.
How they voted -- New York Times with additions by American Patrol Report
New York Times -- December 19
Immigration Vote Leaves Obama's Policy in Disarray
The vote by the Senate on Saturday to block a bill to grant legal status to hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrant students was a painful setback to an emerging movement of immigrants and also appeared to leave the immigration policy of the Obama administration, which has supported the bill and the movement, in disarray. [...]
Part of the administration's strategy has been to ramp up border and workplace enforcement to attract Republican votes for the overhaul. The vote on Saturday made it clear that strategy has not succeeded so far. [...]
The Republicans in the new Congress are especially keen on tough enforcement. The presumed incoming chairman of the House Judiciary Committee's subcommittee on immigration is Representative Steve King of Iowa, a vigorous opponent of legalization measures, which he rejects as amnesty for lawbreakers. Representative Lamar Smith of Texas, who will be chairman of the Judiciary Committee, is also an outspoken and well-versed opponent of such proposals.
Groups favoring reduced immigration cheered Saturday's vote as a watershed victory marking the end of a period when they have been on the defensive. Roy Beck, president of NumbersUSA, which lobbied hard against the bill, said the new Congress "has the strongest pro-enforcement membership" in at least 15 years.
"Now, we look forward to moving aggressively to offense," Mr. Beck said.
لن أستسلم لموتُ لالاس "I will not submit.Death to Islam!"
The Socialists told us long ago that since they could not beat us with force, that they would destroy us slowly from within. So far it is working pretty well. MOLON LABE
RE: How they voted on the Dream Actin Political & Legal Sun Dec 19, 2010 6:18 pm
by ecaman • | 29 Posts
Yes, Orrin Hatch was one of the original sponsors. This just may be enough to get me to support someone else when he comes up for reelection.
The only thing that holds me back is the provision for citizenship for someone who volunteered to serve in the US military. If someone did serve, and did a good job, one could make an argument that they have earned citizenship.
There are plenty of people who were born and raised in the US who didn't serve and wouldn't serve, and denigrate the military at every opportunity, yet they have citizenship. In their cases, I could easily support taking their citizenship from them and shipping them to Somalia.