Immigration Newsletter

Friday, December 3, 2010

Napolitano Drums for Dream Act - NYTimes.com

Napolitano Drums for Dream Act - NYTimes.com: "- Sent using Google Toolbar"

Julia Preston writes:

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano called on Congress on Thursday to pass a bill granting legal status to thousands of illegal immigrant students, saying it would help immigration authorities focus their resources on deporting dangerous criminals. In a telephone call organized by the White House, Ms. Napolitano told reporters that the students who would benefit “have no fault for being here in the United States” because they were brought here as children. “No one who poses a threat to public safety will be able to adjust their immigration status,” she said, under a revised version of the bill, known as the Dream Act, which was introduced Tuesday. Senator Jeff Sessions of Alabama, a Republican who is a leading opponent, said he would resist it “with every strength and every ability that I have.”

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Trying to get anything worthwhile through Congress these days seems like a futile gesture. Perhaps they should call it the DREAM ON Act. Still, until the Dems. inevitable next "epic fail" I will hold out a modicum of hope.