Wonder what you would find if you frisked the DREAM Act this afternoon?
Answer: It failed 55-41 on a procedural cloture vote to end the filibuster!
This is great news for America, because this disastrous piece of legislation will not be brought to the Senate floor to be voted on.
The decade-old DREAM Act once again failed to break a filibuster in the Senate on Saturday morning, effectively killing the bill this year and shutting the door on what perhaps was the last cdhance for pro-immigration reform legislation until at least the 2012 election.
Senate Democrats came up five votes short of the 60 needed to advance the House-passed bill, which would provide a path to citizenship for up to illegal immigrants brought to the country as children if they attend college or join the military for two years. The 55-41 vote was mostly along party lines, though a handful of Democrats — perhaps fearful of their 2012 election outlook — also voted against the DREAM Act.
As I have said before, do not be fooled by the name of this bill. The real goal of the DREAM Act is to provide amnesty for those who chose to enter our country illegally and make it even harder to enforce our immigration laws.
One of my friends said it best, “Welcome to America, please use front door… Okay, thanks.”