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Reid Pushes DREAM Act Without Hearings

From Fox News:

Reid Angers GOP by Pushing Four Versions of DREAM Act Without Hearing

December 01, 2010 | FoxNews.com

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has pushed four different versions of the controversial immigration bill known as the DREAM Act without a hearing on any of them, drawing outrage from the top Republican on the committee that would have handled the package.

"Hearings"? We would be greatly surprised if Mr. Reid has even bothered to read any of these four bills.

The Nevada senator, who narrowly escaped a defeat in the November election, has pursued an unusual approach to advancing the bill that gives young illegal immigrants who attend college or join the military a pathway to legal status.

The only thing Harry Reid’s narrow election theft victory has taught him is that the Democrats need every illegal alien vote they can get.

If we have to provide illegal aliens a free college education and give them instant citizenship — that is a small price to pay for keeping him and the rest of the Democrat machine in power.

Since September, his deputy Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., has introduced four slightly different versions all bearing the same name. Reid has moved them all to the calendar — he appears to be teeing up for a test vote, which could happen sometime later this week, on the latest version introduced on Tuesday.

With all of the nationally vital issues that are coming to a head in the final days of the year – Mr. Reid is wasting the Senate’s highly limited time with this nonsense?

These is the kind of shenanigans that suggest we should do away with ‘lame duck’ sessions all together. 

But Republicans balked at the maneuvering. Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., ranking member on the Senate Judiciary Committee, railed against the bill and the process Democrats were using to push it.

"We now may have a fourth version of the DREAM Act," Sessions said Wednesday. "We haven’t had a hearing on that in seven years."

He decried the bill as "amnesty" and pledged to fight it "with every strength and every ability that I have."

A statement to FoxNews.com put out by the Republican side of the Senate Judiciary Committee said all four versions have the same "fundamental" problems, but that Democrats’ approach causes unnecessary confusion.

"Democrat leaders, in their rush to pass an unpopular bill during the lame-duck session, have completely bypassed the Judiciary Committee. They have introduced four separate versions of the same bill and, without any committee review, placed each and every one of them on the legislative calendar," the statement said. "This unusual approach creates a chaotic situation, one that makes it more difficult for the public and their representatives — as well as the press — to review this deeply controversial measure."

Which, needless to say, is why they are doing things this way.

A representative from Reid’s office could not be reached for comment

Of course not. Now that Mr. Reid has been safely ‘re-elected’ for another six years, he no longer habla Inglés.

But wasn’t that Sharron Angle stupid? Wasn’t she extreme?

This article was posted by Steve on Thursday, December 2nd, 2010. Comments are currently closed.

5 Responses to “Reid Pushes DREAM Act Without Hearings”

  1. Rusty Shackleford says:

    “young illegal immigrants who…. join the military….”

    Illegal immigrants cannot join the military. Period.


    • proreason says:

      You obviously aren’t a lawyer, Rusty, or a politician, or a liar. And yes, I know I shouldn’t be so redundant.

      Speaker Reid didn’t say “join and be accepted”, he said “join”. Big difference to an educated person.

      You are free to go join the Black Caucus if you want to, you just won’t get in. You could even join the Girl Scouts if you want to. Probably won’t get in there either.

  2. Liberals Demise says:

    Look around……..illegals have their own militia here. Why bother fighting elsewhere when you can guns’ up here and have your own space.
    MS-13 don’t care about becoming legal residents. Hell bells….the Feds won’t even bother the assholes who are dictating street justice for as little as brushing against them as you walk by.
    Schools are the breeding ground for more wannabe’s as they have become a babysitting service more than a place of higher education.

    America is melting and not a ‘Melting Pot.’

  3. Mithrandir says:

    In TRUE DEMOCRAT FASHION, whenever they are soundly defeated, they:

    1. Keep doing what got them defeated.

    2. Throw an award party in their honor by one of their tax-exempt non profit groups.

  4. untrainable says:

    This administration and it’s minions like dingy Harry continue to get away with skirting the rules and procedures that are supposed to keep the government in check. Can someone please enlighten me? How is it that none of them (including Obie the Great himself) are being prosecuted for breaking their respective oaths. Which require ALL of them to protect and defend the Constitution? Oh, that’s right. Eric “The Holdup” Holder. Never mind..

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