WHAT was that, again, that Harry Reid was complaining about from the Senate floor just a few days ago? Something about Republicans, in Reid’s mind, “Republicans” “block”? Say what? And Reid claiming Republicans are “obstructionists”? Apparently Reid has no problem with scamming the American public and hiding what he plans to pass into law by creating four content versions of the same title. Certainly, blocking and obstructing another amnesty for illegal aliens may be among the Republicans’ finest deeds. Reid appears to expect not coworkers but servants and easy numbers, expects that the nation rollover and pay-up and not ask any more questions.
What we have here is an effort by Senators Reid, Durbin and their associates in the Senate attempting to so hoodwink and over-flow the rest of the Senate (Republicans AND other Democrats who don’t support this Dream Act Nightmare) as to appear to be shysters: on a consumer level, this behavior by Reid, et al., is called a rip-off.
Another example of the threat-method by Reid, which he shares with his deplorable associate, Nancy Pelosi: “we have to pass the bill so you can find out what’s in it“. Remember that Reid-Pelosi scam?
Reid Angers GOP by Pushing Four Versions of DREAM Act Without Hearing
– from FoxNews.com, December 01, 2010
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.
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.”
A representative from Reid’s office could not be reached for comment.
The latest version of the bill was not available online, but a Senate source said it would lower from 35 to 30 the age at which an illegal immigrant would be eligible to go through the program.
The new version also made illegal immigrants who had committed marriage or voter fraud ineligible, the source said, though those responsible for other infractions like document fraud could still apply. (— Continued).
Poll Shows Most Voters Do Not Support DREAM Act and Oppose Using Lame Duck Session to Pass It
– by FAIR published on The Sacramento Bee
November 29, 2010
…”Promoters of the DREAM Act have deliberately tried to mislead the American people by not disclosing detailed information about the legislation. But when Americans fully understand the scope of this illegal alien amnesty proposal, the benefits that illegal aliens would be eligible to receive, and the very minimal requirements needed to qualify, they overwhelmingly oppose passage of the DREAM Act,” said Dan Stein, president of FAIR.
Proponents have consistently tried to portray the DREAM Act as a very limited amnesty for a small number of high achieving young people who arrived in the United States prior to age 16. In fact, an estimated 2.1 million illegal aliens – many of whom are well into adulthood – would qualify for amnesty and subsidized educational benefits merely by taking a few college or vocational classes…
“Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi and Dick Durbin are counting on the fact that voters have not read the fine print in the DREAM Act and that a sizeable number of senators and representatives are no longer accountable to the American people. The DREAM Act, and the attempt to bring it up for a vote during the lame duck session, is a prime example of the sort of duplicity that voters resoundingly repudiated earlier this month. (— Continued).
DREAM Act Would Cost Taxpayers $6.2 Billion Per Year, Group Says
— by Stephen Clark, FoxNews.com
December 02, 2010
A group advocating for tighter immigration laws estimates that a hotly debated bill that would give tens of thousands of illegal immigrants who attend college or join the military a path to legal status would cost taxpayers $6.2 billion a year and “crowd out” U.S. students in the classroom.
A new report from the Center for Immigration Studies says the so-called DREAM Act, which would give more than 2 million young immigrants brought to the United States before the age of 16 a chance to become legal residents, could erode the educational opportunities available to U.S. citizens.
The report, “Estimating the Impact of the DREAM Act,” comes as Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, seeks an analysis from the Congressional Budget Office of the legislation’s cost before there’s a vote. King, who issued a letter Wednesday afternoon to CBO, claims Senate Democrats are hiding an analysis that shows the legislation will cost upwards of $20 billion. (— Continued).