Wednesday, October 24, 2007

The Dream act dies in the Senate

Hat Tip: Dad29

I did not realize this was coming up for a vote today.


The Senate rejected Wednesday an attempt to move ahead with a bill to allow illegal immigrants under age 30 to remain in the United States and gain legal status if they attend college or join the military.

The vote to move ahead on the Dream Act (the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act), got 52 votes, eight short of the 60 needed.

Both of Wisconsin senators voted for this bill.

Special note: John McCain did not vote on this bill, even though he was present for a vote just an hour before this one vote came up.

What? The man cannot take a stand one way or another.

This is a hot button issue, that would have really meant something to conservatives and would have clearly defined where McCain stood on this issue.

This bill means something to the people in Arizona(whom McCain represents) who are fighting a war against illegal immigration.

The very least McCain should have done is represent the people in his state. He is too busy avoiding the subject in order to protect his presidential aspirations to even take the time to cast a vote for his constituents.

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