DREAM Act sputters as GOP takes over

DREAM Act sputters as GOP takes over

Politico -- December 7

U.S. Senator Orin Hatch (R-Utah) Pictured above:

To see how dramatically the immigration debate has shifted, look no further than Orrin Hatch. The Utah Republican was the chief sponsor of the DREAM Act when it was first introduced in the Senate in 2001 and, later, in 2003. But now, worried about a potential tea party challenge in 2012, Hatch is steering clear of the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act.
On Wednesday, immigrant advocates who have been engaged in this fight for nearly a decade will very likely see the DREAM Act sputter again with a feeble lame-duck vote. And with it, any chance for broader immigration reform may be dead for the foreseeable future -- potentially for years. [...]
It's a remarkable turnaround from four years ago, when a Republican president and a Republican Congress pushed to liberalize immigration and create a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants. But chastened by a grass-roots movement against illegal immigration, Republicans taking control of the House are lurching in the opposite direction, drafting a series of border security and enforcement bills cracking down on illegal immigration for 2011.
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3 years 50 weeks ago, 9:41 AM

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Flip flop,

flip flop, flip flop......more of the same......

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3 years 50 weeks ago, 9:47 AM

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These pricks are scared of the Tea Party types and 2012.

3 years 50 weeks ago, 9:55 AM

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for Hatch IMO, he is a weak kneed turd!

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3 years 50 weeks ago, 9:44 AM

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Dream Act

Reid has submitted 4 versions and are on the calendar for this week. Florida apparently has passed a law simliar to AZ border security policy. If we can make it until the new crew takes office, I'll feel a lot better about things.

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3 years 50 weeks ago, 9:59 AM

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I think it shows that I am here when I am really not. I think people think that I am ignoring them. But I am wandering the vast internet looking for good/bad shizz to share.
I am so pissed last night I finally finished searching the web and I had seen and read everything. Then wham this am people have added more stuff. I don't know if I can live long enough to get ahead of these peeps...lol

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you gotta have faith

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I liked that show

Forget the name. lawyer with a tumor or something.

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