DREAM Act vote postponed; Sens. Durbin and Reid seeking votes

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By Lalo Alcaraz

The Senate postponed voting on the DREAM Act Thursday.

But this isn't bad news for DREAM activists.

In fact, Nevada Sen. Harry Reid made a motion that tabled the Senate vote so they can instead vote on the House version of the bill. That Senate motion passed with 59 votes.

This gives Sen. Reid and Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin more time to work on senators who are on the fence.

Will the Senate take away the dreams of the estimated 65,000 undocumented youth who graduate from high school in  the United States each year?

Cartoonists Lalo Alcaraz created this apt cartoon that makes this point.

A Senate vote could come now some time next week. Democrats needs 60 votes.

Stay tuned. The dream is still alive.

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  • The only immigration law that should be demanded is to make illegal entrance into the United States a felony, with no excuses and no exceptions. This includes businesses that are twice caught hiring illegal workers, should be subject to a harsh fine, confiscation of business assets and after the second conviction--prison. It's blatantly obvious to me, that for years Washington has deceived the American people of both political parties. There has been no intention of enforcing immigration laws and this is proven without doubt. If illegal immigration had severe consequences, such as the above penalties the only enforcement program needed would be E-Verify mandated for every business owner. The majority of other restriction tools needed to halt the free flow of desperate, destitute people would radically decline; knowing that you would be convicted of a class

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