Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Dream Act 2010 Vote Status

Dream Act 2010 Status Vote Status - The House is expected to vote Wednesday evening on the Dream Act, a measure that would grant legal residency to undocumented college students and members of the armed forces.

It was only a procedural vote about whether to bring the Dream Act to the House floor for debate and a vote. But US Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-N.C.) argued that it was the wrong measure and the wrong time.

"We need to secure our borders," she said, "and once we secure the borders, then we can deal with all the other issues related to those who are here illegally."

Dream Act 2010 Vote Status

But US Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) said it makes no sense to punish children whose parents illegally brought them into this country.

"If you’re pulled over for a speeding ticket and you have a child in a car seat next to you," he said, "that 2-year-old doesn’t get a speeding ticket. If there’s a bank robber who robs it with a toddler on their back, that toddler doesn’t spend a life in prison."

The rule passed. Now the House debates the merits of the Dream Act. The Senate will likely take up the measure tomorrow.

Dream Act 2010 Status Vote Status

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