Hey Harry Reid and Democrats … DREAM ON!
“Dream On” – Live from Aerosmith Boston 2009
The DREAM Act once again failed to break a filibuster in the Senate on Saturday morning, effectively killing the bill this year. The next time this will be an issue is the 2012 election. The Senate blocked the Dream Act, a bill that was nothing more than backdoor amnesty, that would have created a path to citizenship for certain young illegal immigrants who came to the United States as children, completed two years of college or military service and met other requirements, including passing a criminal background check.
The vote was 55 – 41, Roll call vote can be seen HERE.
Senate Democrats came up five votes short of the 60 needed to advance the House-passed bill. The vote was pretty much along party lines; however, three Republican Senators, Lugar (IN), Bennet (UT) and Murkowski (AK) supported democrats on the legislation. Thank you for nothing Alaska for reelecting a RINO that can be counted on for nothing.
As for Democrats, 5 voted with Republicans to block the dream act. Obviously done by Democrats who wish to be reelected in 2012 and a vote for the Dream Act would have followed these Senators like Obamacare did to those who went down to defeat in 2010.
But five Democrats voted against the legislation: Kay Hagan of North Carolina, Mark Pryor of Arkansas, Ben Nelson of Nebraska and both Montana Democrats, Jon Tester and Max Baucus. West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin announced his opposition to the DREAM Act Saturday in a statement Saturday but missed the vote.
Much more at Michelle Malkin.com.
Democrats best get their priorities straight when it comes to illegal immigration. Protect the borders first, then we might discuss immigration reform. Hopefully the next Congress will put the “illegal” back in illegal immigration.