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Lincoln Diaz-Balart to Pelosi: Bring Dream Act up for a vote

Rep. Lincoln Diaz-Balart, who is leaving office at the end of the year, is calling on fellow lame duck, outgoing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, to schedule a vote on the DREAM Act in the House.

The legislation -- which Rep. Diaz-Balart has sponsored or cosponsored since 2002 -- would give immigrant children in college or the military a chance to stay in the U.S.

Diaz-Balart charges that Pelosi "has blocked the House of Representatives from considering even one bill related to immigration, although she has promised to do otherwise.

"Every day the Speaker waits to consider the American DREAM Act is yet another day these deserving students are being punished for decisions not made by them, but by their parents," Diaz-Balart said.

Even if the bill made it through the House, it's unlikely to clear the Senate where Republican opposition has stalled it several times.

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Bwither01

If Mr Diaz-Balart, my congressman, cared one iota about seeing the DREAM Act passed, he would publicly implore his colleagues in the Senate to stop filibustering it.

Edgar

Mr Diaz-Balart (Telemundo's congressman) cares only about illegal aliens. He prefers illegals of his own race than americans who are unemployed. He doesn't give a F to the millions of Americans who are unemployed. Legalizing illegals will complicate things more to unemployed americans who will have gto compete with illegals.

swatchick

Mr Diaz-Balart is a biggot. He only cares about fellow Hispanics as do many of those politicians. I have a suggestion instead of passing this dream act we decrease immigration and visas issued and repeal the wetfoot dryfoot policy. We do not need anymore people coming here when there are no jobs for Americans unlike the hyphenated ones.

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