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    "Dream Act" immigration bill blocked in Senate

    "Dream Act" immigration bill blocked in Senate - Yahoo! News

    Reuters 2pm-A controversial measure providing a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants who came to the United States as children was dealt a death blow in the Senate on Saturday by Republicans who said it would reward illegal activity.

    The so-called "Dream Act" passed the House of Representatives earlier this month, but it failed to gain the 60 votes necessary to overcome opposition in the 100-member Senate.
    This is one where I have to come down on the same side as republicans. I like the concept of DREAM, but I think, at least for now, it should be limited to military service as the route to access to citizenship.
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    Re: "Dream Act" immigration bill blocked in Senate

    Hopefully the dread act will stay dead. Illegals should not be rewarded with amnesty, especially if all they have to do is go to college or join a POG MOS.
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    Re: "Dream Act" immigration bill blocked in Senate

    I'm willing to compromise.

    First, we need to take the steps necessary to stop the next wave of illegals. end birthright citizenship. ramp up illegal immigration enforcement of companies that hire illegally. Figure out a way to remove the economic advantage of coming to this country illegally.

    then and only then can we selectively reward children of law breakers, but only the children that can demonstrate themselves as assets in American life. They must be able to read and write, they must understand and appreciate our views on private property, and individual liberty.

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    Illegal immigration should never be allowed to pay off, either directly or indirectly. No Dream Act. Not now. Not ever.

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    I am very happy that this did not pass. I agree with those who are saying we should first make it less enticing to come here before we even consider giving anyone here illegally amnesty. If their parents brought them here, it is sad, but that doesn't mean they should get the reward, especially not when doing so gives other parents more reason to illegally bring their children into our country for those same rewards.

    Now, I am for citizenship through military service. You do so much time in the military, with honorable service, you get citizenship.
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    Re: "Dream Act" immigration bill blocked in Senate

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    This is one where I have to come down on the same side as republicans. I like the concept of DREAM, but I think, at least for now, it should be limited to military service as the route to access to citizenship.
    It's a damn shame. I think European Americans have been here long enough to warrant citizenship.

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    Re: "Dream Act" immigration bill blocked in Senate

    Quote Originally Posted by roguenuke View Post
    I am very happy that this did not pass. I agree with those who are saying we should first make it less enticing to come here before we even consider giving anyone here illegally amnesty. If their parents brought them here, it is sad, but that doesn't mean they should get the reward, especially not when doing so gives other parents more reason to illegally bring their children into our country for those same rewards.

    Now, I am for citizenship through military service. You do so much time in the military, with honorable service, you get citizenship.
    The incentive for most of them comes from the shady employers who keep hiring these people.
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    Re: "Dream Act" immigration bill blocked in Senate

    Hopefully congress will get serious about securing the border. Once the border is secured and ICE get serious about deporting those who overstay their visas, I would love to support a bill like the DREAM Act.

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    Re: "Dream Act" immigration bill blocked in Senate

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    The incentive for most of them comes from the shady employers who keep hiring these people.
    I think there are lots of incentives out there. I think we should be very tough on employers who either knowingly hire illegal immigrants or hire them just because they can't take the time it takes to do a proper background/employment check.
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    Re: "Dream Act" immigration bill blocked in Senate

    To me, I think DREAM would work if, at least for now, it allowed those who came into the country under the age of 16 and have broken no other laws to serve in the military(if they qualify otherwise, ie if they can get in) and serve 4 years to get access to the chance to attain citizenship. Along with that, we need to do things to slow as much as possible(it's impossible to completely end illegal immigration) by going after employers and those in the country illegally and making it more difficult to enter the country illegally. I think all this should be done together.
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