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    Reid adds controversial immigration measure to defense bill

    Washington (CNN) - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Tuesday he will add the DREAM Act, a controversial immigration measure, to a defense policy bill the Senate will take up next week.

    The decision means the defense bill, which often passes with bipartisan support, will be home to two major, thorny political issues the other being the repeal of the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy.
    CNN Political Ticker: All politics, all the time Blog Archive - Reid adds controversial immigration measure to defense bill - Blogs from CNN.com

    I don't care WHICH party is in power, this should NEVER be allowed, attaching non-related **** to bills.
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    Re: Reid adds controversial immigration measure to defense bill

    Throw the bastxxx out of office. I never liked riders to spending bills. I agree it should never be allowed. I can see it now, if you vote no you are not supporting our troops, never mind the bs immigration attachment.
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    Re: Reid adds controversial immigration measure to defense bill

    All rainbows n sunshine here

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    Re: Reid adds controversial immigration measure to defense bill

    What a sly scoundrel. He is such a dishonest failure of a partisan geezer.
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    Re: Reid adds controversial immigration measure to defense bill

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    CNN Political Ticker: All politics, all the time Blog Archive - Reid adds controversial immigration measure to defense bill - Blogs from CNN.com

    I don't care WHICH party is in power, this should NEVER be allowed, attaching non-related **** to bills.
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    Re: Reid adds controversial immigration measure to defense bill

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    CNN Political Ticker: All politics, all the time Blog Archive - Reid adds controversial immigration measure to defense bill - Blogs from CNN.com

    I don't care WHICH party is in power, this should NEVER be allowed, attaching non-related **** to bills.
    Sadly this comes under the heading of S.O.P. and it's done on a fairly regular basis on both sides of the isle when controversy threatens a pet piece O garbage.

    I agree the Rules need to be changed in favor of the one thing we haven't seen any of from the triefecta of doom Obama, Pelosi, and Reid.

    That being openness and transparency another lie as I recall what we were told. But then that's two things.
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    Re: Reid adds controversial immigration measure to defense bill

    I'll ask the obvious question, what is the DREAM Act and what does it do...

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    Re: Reid adds controversial immigration measure to defense bill

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    I'll ask the obvious question, what is the DREAM Act and what does it do...
    DREAM Act - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    This bill would provide certain illegal immigrant students who graduate from US high schools, who are of good moral character, arrived in the U.S. as minors, and have been in the country continuously for at least five years prior to the bill's enactment, the opportunity to earn conditional permanent residency. The alien students would obtain temporary residency for a six year period. Within the six year period, a qualified student must have "acquired a degree from an institution of higher education in the United States or [have] completed at least 2 years, in good standing, in a program for a bachelor's degree or higher degree in the United States," or have "served in the uniformed services for at least 2 years and, if discharged, [have] received an honorable discharge." "Any alien whose permanent resident status is terminated [according to the terms of the Act] shall return to the immigration status the alien had immediately prior to receiving conditional permanent resident status under this Act."
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    Re: Reid adds controversial immigration measure to defense bill

    It doesn't sound that bad to me, if these individuals can go to college or serve the military and obviously want to say in the US why not welcome them? We already spent tax dollars giving them a high school education and if they can afford a college education which they will use in the US with their permanent residence than fine. I could forgive the crime of crossing the border.

    One thing that would make it nicer would be to make the age window smaller, this should be focused on individuals who crossed the border illegally as small children and didn't know what they were doing or had to follow because of their parents.

    I wouldn't necessarily support it or create it as a Senator but it wouldn't be a huge deal either if it passed.

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    Re: Reid adds controversial immigration measure to defense bill

    Try to find a Defense spending bill in US history that does not carry riders. It's always been a way to pass legislation that the other party hates. Or, at least doesn't care for. i.e: tack on something too heavy and the bill will falter.

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