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pampango Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-31-10 04:22 PM
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Reid Promises Immigration Vote After Election
Source: New York Times

Senator Harry Reid, the Democratic majority leader fighting to hold his seat in Nevada, said on a taped television appearance on Sunday he planned to bring legislation that would create a path for some illegal immigrants to gain legal status to a vote in the post-election session of Congress.

The legislation, called the Dream Act, would grant conditional permanent residency to illegal immigrant students and illegal immigrants who agree to serve in the military.

To pass, the measure would require some Republican support, which seems unlikely. A previous version of the Dream Act failed to overcome a Republican-led filibuster in the Senate in 2007. The measure was attached to a defense authorization bill in September 2010 but Republicans (with one Democrat) blocked the legislation.

I just need a handful of Republicans, Mr. Reid said. I would settle for two or three Republicans to join with me on the Dream Act and comprehensive immigration reform, but they have not been willing to step forward.

Read more: http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/10/31/reid-prom...
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Tx4obama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-31-10 04:27 PM
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1. DU discussion thread regarding Reid's Dream Act vote announcemet on link below
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AlinPA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-31-10 04:30 PM
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2. The republicans will kill it. He is dreaming with the "a handful of republicans". nt
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KoKo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-31-10 05:27 PM
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3. Maybe Harry got the BeMormon...(rather than the BeJesus) and it scared the shit out of him?
????????? We would have to hope! Wouldn't we?
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boppers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-31-10 10:32 PM
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5. Well, mormons do believe that some native americans are jews...
So, maybe it's a religious thing?
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happygoluckytoyou Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-31-10 06:35 PM
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4. all sharon promised us are Second Amendment remedies
and possibly some lemonade

"I think that two wrongs don't make a right. And I have been in the situation of counseling young girls, not 13 but 15, who have had very at risk, difficult pregnancies. And my counsel was to look for some alternatives, which they did. And they found that they had made what was really a lemon situation into lemonade." --Sharron Angle, explaining why she is against abortion even in cases of rape or incest, July 8, 2010
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