Supporters of the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors Act suffered a major setback Saturday when the DREAM Act fell five votes short from moving forward.

President Obama called it “incredibly disappointing” and said in a statement that the United States would “reap enormous benefits when the DREAM Act is finally enacted.”  He emphasized the bill’s importance to “contributing to our military’s recruitment efforts and readiness...making our country more competitive in the global economy” and allowing “our immigration and border security experts to focus on those who pose a serious threat to our nation’s security.”

Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) and Sen. Orrin G. Hatch (R-Utah) led the vote against the measure.

“Leaders in Washington have not only tolerated lawlessness but, in fact, our policies have encouraged it,” Sessions explained his stance to  The New York Times.  “This bill is a law that at its fundamental core is a reward for illegal activity.”

However, not all Republicans agreed with Sessions and Hatch.  Senator Lisa Murkowski from Alaska was one of the three Republicans who sided with Democrats and voted in support of the DREAM Act.  

“I do not believe that children are to blame for the decision of their parents to enter or remain in the United States unlawfully.  The reality is that many of these children regard America as the only country they ever knew,” Murkowski said in a statement.  “America should provide these young people with the opportunity to pursue the American dream. They have much to offer America if given the chance.”

Americans will now have to wait and see what the new Congress will do with the bill in 2011.  In October, the Obama administration announced that they deported 392,00 illegal immigrants in the past year, a record high.

3 Comments

Gustavo Gutierrez

December 27th

The DREAM Act was a litmus test for comprehensive immigration reform. However, a small but vocal minority have advocated for the continued unjust treatment of children who had no choice or agency when they arrived in this country. There will be no comprehensive immigration reform in the near future sadly.


Call Congress 2 Close Borders & Start Mass Deportation Now

December 20th

Help Stop The Political Traitors In Congress & End Illegal Politics In The U.S We must organize as a nation now… The U.S is on the path of being taken over by illegal immigrant terrorist by 2011. Our Senate will vote to yes on an Amnesty bill this month and allow the continued invasion of over 30 million illegal immigrants of who are habitual lawbreakers, uneducated, criminals, terrorists, gang members, pedophiles, prostitutes, and drug users/dealers. Illegal Immigrant and supporters steal money, use violence, and make terrorist threats to people who oppose amnesty. Defense budgets and military bases all over the country are closing down. Open your eyes people they don’t need soldiers they want slaves. Your current lawmakers have sold us out to foreign nations, private investors and the poor south of our border. The plan is to replace us with illegal immigrants then leave legal U.S citizens broke, hungry and defenseless to be taken over by rich and poor foreigners with bad intension. Citizens born in the United States are the target of elimination and are slowly being pushed out of the workforce. Illegal immigrants in the U.S earn an average income of $30,000 per yr with no papers, elementary diploma, high school diploma, or college degree. This is our land and civilization we were born here. A fact is illegal immigrants hate U.S citizens; many raise their kids to be lawbreakers, criminals and to support terrorism in the USA. This Dream Act is a breach of national security and must be stopped now. The people do not have to accept this treason or any new laws or legislation that supports foreigners before it’s own legal citizens. Organize & mobilize join us at http://usmoa.org


ASDFDT

December 20th

legal immigrants HAVE A RIGHT TO STAY but for all the illegals go home and do it the right way YOU HAVE NO RIGHTS TO BE HERE OR BE TREATED LIKE AMERICANS, because if anyone came to your country ILLEGALLY you would say kill those non Mexican's, non Haitians, non-Africans, non-Italians, non-British, non-Chinese, non-etc...get it right AMERICA IS FOR FREE AMERICANS WHO PAID THEIR WAY...THE NATIVE AMERICANS LOST THE FIGHT AGAINST THE WHITE SETTLERS SO DONT EVEN TRY TO SAY INDIANS OR OLD MEXICO BELONGS TO YA'LL YOU LOST AT THE ALAMO AND THE TRAIL OF TEARS CONTINUE FOR ALL YOU ILLEGALS. PAY YOUR WAY LEGALLY DUMB-ASS!! THAT IS YOUR ONLY PATH TO CITIZENSHIP. STOP TRYING TO SAY YOUR KIDS ARE AMERICANS WHEN YOU SMUGGLED THEM IN HERE!! Y DONT YOU GO TO OTHER COUNTRIES AND CRY FOUL CUZ YOU KNOW THEY WOULD NEVER GIVE YOU A CHANCE TO SPEAK YOU CRIMINALS!!! EASY FIX TO THE PROBLEM POST A REWARD FOR 100-1000 DOLLARS FOR EVERY ILLEGAL WE FIND. I JUST FIXED THE JOB CRISIS AND THE ILLEGAL ISSUE!!






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