Obama's Speech and the DREAM Act


Here's a video of Obama's speech from El Paso, Texas yesterday.  For those of you who know us or read this blog regularly, you know we're no fan of Republicans or Democrats, and we are certainly not keen on Obama or his socialism, but I have to admit, this was a good speech and I actually agree with Obama on many of his points. 

And perhaps not coincidentally, the DREAM Act is being reintroduced today:

This is timely because today, Senator Durbin is holding a press conference to reintroduce the DREAM Act with Senators Reid (D-NV) and Menendez (D-NJ). The news was making itsrounds on twitter last night.  You can watch the press conference, which starts sharply at 10:15 AM est, live on Senator Durbin’s website.

The DREAM Act is legislation that would provide lawful permanent residency to undocumented youth who attend college or serve in the U.S. military for two years. When the DREAM Act was up for a vote late last year, it failed to attain the 60 votes to end a Republican filibuster and pass the DREAM Act in the U.S. Senate. Even though the legislation won a majority of votes in the Senate and a majority of votes in the House, members of the Republican minority were able to use a procedural move in order to block DREAM from becoming law. And a handful of Democrats joined them.

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FWIW, Obama may be talking a good game now. But IBD notes that when he was a Senator, he took a different position:


If I didn't know better, I might think that he was using the immigration issue as a cynical political ploy to hang onto power, rather than because he actually believes in it. Nah...

Yeah, I'm not holding my breath about his sincerity.

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