WASHINGTON (AP) — The House passed legislation Wednesday to give hundreds of thousands of foreign-born youngsters brought to the country illegally a shot at legal status, a fleeting victory for an effort that appears doomed in the Senate.
The so-called Dream Act, which passed the House 216-198, has been viewed by Hispanic activists and immigrant advocates as a downpayment on what they had hoped would be broader action by President Barack Obama and the Democratic-controlled Congress to give the nation's 10 million to 12 million undocumented immigrants a chance to gain legal status.
I really had hoped that the Dems would not be this stupid (and please, let's keep the partisan crap to a minimum, because more than 36 Dems opposed it, while 8 Republicans supported it). There is no single issue that our politicians are oblivious on than illegals. Bad enough we have an illegal enabler as governor. To give them nationwide amnesty would ruin us for sure. Jobs are scarce now- think these "youngsters" are going to want to mow grass for $1.50 an hour when they grow up?
The only thing I do like about the coming preponderance of white-bread Republicans in the House and Senate is that amnesty for illegals is dead for at least 2 years.