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On the Dream Act, Florida senators diverge; Sen-elect Marco Rubio is against it

Florida Sen. Bill Nelson, a Democrat, is a co-sponsor of the legislation that would give college students and military service members in the country illegally a chance to stay -- while Republican George LeMieux is a no vote.

And from the St. Petersburg Times Buzz blog, Alex Leary notes that incoming Sen.-elect Marco Rubio also opposes it.

"As I've said before, obviously there are children who are brought here by their parents when they were very young, illegally, but who are high academic achievers or want to serve in the Armed Forces and we should figure out a way to accommodate children in that specific situation," Rubio said in an interview.

"But the DREAM Act, as I have read it, goes well beyond that. It's much broader and is not the right approach to that issue. In fact, it makes having a legal immigration system that works harder to accomplish. I have the same position I had during the campaign."

LeMieux in September voted against a measure to take up the bill, saying "while I am sympathetic to the students impacted by current law, I cannot support consideration of the DREAM Act until we have taken substantial and effective measures to secure our borders."

Senate President Harry Reid has promised a vote on the Dream Act during Congress' lame duck session -- figuring that its chances for passage are better now than when Democratic numbers dwindle in January in the new Congress.

Miami Republican Rep.-elect David Rivera told NP earlier this week that he's not so sure about the measure -- which puts him and Rubio at odds with their fellow Miami Republicans -- in the House, the DREAM Act is being championed by Rep. Lincoln Diaz-Balart, who earlier this week pressed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to bring the matter up for a vote.

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Francis

THE DREAM ACT IS AN UNDISCLOSED ROAD TO AMNESTY AND MORE CHAIN MIGRATION

The Dream Act is not in the law books yet and never should it be? The Dream act is a very clever deception employed to give hundreds and thousands of children of illegal aliens, a financial advantage against out-of-State citizen children or legal residents. The cost will be yet another yoke upon the taxpayers as usual, that shows Liberals remain indifferent to the economic consequences of this law. Sen. Harry Reid of Nevada is the main mastermind of the Dream Act along with his hard-core Liberal Extremists like Nancy Pelosi, Barbara Boxer and other Liberals. (Some ethical group should question Nancy Pelosi, about the illegal aliens employed on her Central California plantations?)What the progressives are not telling the public is that they can guarantor their immediate family, of Mothers, Fathers, Sisters, Brothers, Uncles and Aunts to live in America that taxpayers will finally have to subsidize? Then that immediate family can then sponsor other family members, which is called Chain Migration.


There is no finality to this matter and can reach into the future and adjoin millions to our populace. The Dream Act is a very artful piece of law, which is unfair to American school children. Why is it the children of foreign nationals should be given special preferences over the children of citizens? In Houston Texas there is a contentious battle materializing over Voter Fraud. The King Street Patriots are counter suing Democrats over the discovery of Voter Fraud in Harris County. Catherine Engelbrecht, filed a counter suit in Austin on last Monday, claiming defamation. This is because her group detected election abuses disclosed, documented, by the King Street Patriots which included multiple voter registrations, illegal aliens voter registrations, fraudulent voter information, counterfeit voter signatures and election officials and orally harassment of the electorate to either change their ballot choices or vote a straight Democratic label.


This includes the actual engineering the voting machines for the voters and elected officials. In addition to Democratic Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, campaigning directly outside polling places. The two organizations suing are Texans for Public Justice and Texans Together Education Fund. Both groups receive their money from the Open Society Institute (OSI). OSI was founded in 1993 by George Soros to "Build Vibrant & Tolerant Democracies." Learn more about the illicit philosophies of the billionaire George Soros, out to undermine and erode our freedoms and the US Constitution by researching the web. My thoughts are from Senator Reid’s state and in other places across the country; that there has been voter manipulation of voter machines without doubt that remains undisclosed. Votes should re-counted in States like California and Nevada, because there are millions of illegal aliens in these states and because of lax voting laws, that are very open to questionable practices.


The electronic machine in Nevada was compromised by already furnished names as Sen. Harry Reid, when voters had not chosen as this Senator. These voting machines are maintained by the SIEU union technicians that must be questioned for irregularities. A must read is an investigation of Voter Fraud and in depth information about the most corrupt politicians in Washington at www.judicialwatch.org Their statement says it is nonprofit group of Promoting Integrity, Transparency and Accountability in Government, Politics and the Law. GOOGLE--illegal immigration costs of instant citizenship laws for babies born deliberately in America of illegal alien parents to permanently reside here. Google-- costs if an Amnesty is passed by either party. Google--"The dark Side of illegal immigration" Go to the website www.numbersusa.com about the future consequences of out-of-control illegal immigration and a substantiated uncompleted border fence.


Finally this being "politically Correct" is turning our country into a cowering population, another ideology passed onto us by Liberal extremists. We should follow the example of the Israeli Airlines of asking questions and profile instead of using abusive body scanners or this strange sensual pat downs, which is against our civil rights. This "Political Correctness" is not a strong deterrents against stopping foreign nationals with heinous intentions and instead we should use experienced profiler's, racial or not and stop this abhorrent hogwash from radicals, who have infiltrated our government. Now is the time to release your fury on all members of Congress, by calling (202)224-3121 beginning this Thursday?

J Lorenzo

>> The Dream act is a very clever deception employed to give hundreds and thousands of children of illegal aliens, a financial advantage against out-of-State citizen children or legal residents.
>> Why is it the children of foreign nationals should be given special preferences over the children of citizens?

Can you point me to which part of the current Dream Act does this? I had read that the ambiguous language that was worrying some had been removed.

J Lorenzo

Happy Thanksgiving people. It's great that Americans are so generous to foreigners.

DALIS

What will be the LEGAL or Economic reason for the senators not to approve or support the Dream Act? I see a lot of good points about non-citizens wanting to devote their lives to the US army, however if the DREAM ACT does not support these students, unfortunately the US will lose the opportunity of recruiting more people.
Those who have come to this country looking for a "Life Dream" have only encountered themselves with humiliations and discrimination, if the 1t version did not make economic or racial sense to the US, at least honor the 5th version that has no cost to the US government. The only thing that we ask for is the opportunity of proving to the US that if this country started with Immigrants back in the 17th Century, why not once again? We are no talking about drugs, DUI, criminals, or people with no aspirations, we are talking about young humans who have dreams and not any kind of dreams, we are talking about a productive life, a future Doctor, A future Veteran, a future Lawyer, a future INCOME to this country.

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