BREAKING NEWS: Rubio DREAM Act Ready to Go, Key GOP Senators Onboard

FAIR has learned from reliable sources in the Senate that the long anticipated GOP version of the DREAM Act being promoted by Sen. Marco Rubio has been drafted and is ready to go. Sources also tell us that senior Republicans Senators Jon Kyl (Ariz.) and Kay Bailey Hutchison (Texas) are working with Rubio to get this legislation through Congress. Both Kyl and Hutchison are retiring from the Senate at the end of this session, making them largely unaccountable to their constituents in Arizona and Texas.

While the Senate sources who confirm that the Rubio DREAM Act has been drafted, access to the bill is being closely guarded. Only those senators and their staffs who support Rubio’s efforts know precisely what is in the legislation.

This renewed effort to pass the DREAM Act amnesty is a politically motivated effort by Republicans to ingratiate themselves to Latino voters (despite the fact that amnesty for illegal aliens is not an issue that drives this group of voters). At the same time, the Republican DREAM Act is expected to maintain the GOP’s cover that they oppose amnesty by deferring “a pathway to citizenship” for future legislation.

Another politically charged battle over amnesty for illegal aliens – spearheaded by Senate Republicans – is on the horizon.

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Ira joined the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) in 1986 with experience as a journalist, professor of journalism, special assistant to Gov. Richard Lamm (Colorado), and press secretary of the House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee. His columns have appeared in National Review, LA Times, NY Times, Washington Post, Newsweek, and more. He is an experienced TV and radio commentator.


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    by the way, the irish immigration rush in the mid 19th century, that more than have of the Irish population came into the USA in potato boats, and you have the right to make fun of Cuban’s or Mexican’s… if you don’t believe me look it up. I know it because the schools you paid for, that taught me i love america.

    ill admit my mistakes and ill thank my brother for noticing. that is how we grow as people 🙂

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    This is a politically-driven move to ensure the Latino vote get the impression the Republican party cares about their views. In reality, they could care less. This issue of young undocumented immigrants being brought to the United States as children, through no fault of their own, and wanting to remain and contribute to the country they call home, should not be an issue at all. It is common sense policy that will benefit the community at large, it is the humane and right thing to do. I don’t understand all the fuss about affording opportunities to immigrants — wasn’t that what the 13 colonies were all about? Affording an opportunity for themselves as new-coming immigrants to the Americas? We should start looking at our history.

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    Where is the vote on this illegal act? Janet and Obama can just decide to admit thousands of illegals into our country and allow them to stay while we pick up the tab. I am furious with their actions. If we don’t get rid of Obama soon, we are not going to have a country. Every day it’s another crazy decision he makes on his own,

    I just signed this petition in an effort to expose this imposter and hope you will do the same.


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    My concern is that this will provide an incentive for aliens to violate our immigration laws. Can there be something in the bill to end the practice of automatic birth citizenship, something to repeal the Cuban Adjustment Act of 1966, something to place national guard on the boarder, so aliens can not step on our soil and suddenly become our responsibility to house and detain, and can we maybe reinstate the requirement, which was abandoned in October 2000, to allow a foreign worker to be hired only if a qualified American could not be found?

    If we can make this truly comprehensive, I may be interested in discussing it.

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