Dream Dies

Dreamers rally in Orlando, Florida. Photo by W.L. Doromal ©2010

















December 19, 2010

It's a sad day for our country when Senators kill the dreams and future of innocent children. The Latinos, the immigrants, the advocates, the religious leaders, the educators and compassionate Americans who support basic human rights of children will remember those who voted to kill the DREAM Act and the few who crossed partisan lines to vote in favor of it: Bennett, Utah; Lugar, Ind.; Murkowski, Alaska.

President Obama's comments on yesterday's vote:
In an incredibly disappointing vote today, a minority of Senators prevented the Senate from doing what most Americans understand is best for the country. As I said last week, when the House passed the DREAM Act, it is not only the right thing to do for talented young people who seek to serve a country they know as their own, it is the right thing for the United States of America. Our nation is enriched by their talents and would benefit from the success of their efforts. The DREAM Act is important to our economic competitiveness, military readiness, and law enforcement efforts. And as the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office reported, the DREAM Act would cut the deficit by $2.2 billion over the next 10 years. There was simply no reason not to pass this important legislation. 
It is disappointing that common sense did not prevail today. But my administration will not give up on the DREAM Act, or on the important business of fixing our broken immigration system. The American people deserve a serious debate on immigration, and it’s time to take the polarizing rhetoric off our national stage. 
I thank Senators Durbin, Reid, and Menendez for their tireless efforts. Moving forward, my administration will continue to do everything we can to fix our nation’s broken immigration system so that we can provide lasting and dedicated resources for our border security while at the same time restoring responsibility and accountability to the system at every level.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

No, President Obama, most Americans do not agree with you and your far left agenda. I know this must be hard for you to believe, but it's true. It really is.
Now, the reason it will not become a reality is because the people in question are- are you ready for the truth- Illegal. It is a sad truth, but truth it is. And believe it or not some people actually get in the United States the old fashioned and dare I say, Legal way. They fill out the papers and wait their turn, not sneak across our border in the dead of night.
The Dream Act is aptly named...A dream that will never become a reality. However, I am for immigration reform. Let's just look a the whole picture instead of nickpicking these folks. Oh, and kids, don't blame the USA, blame your parents for putting you in this very real and deadend situation.

Anonymous said...

12:42 Hater, lose the vile. NO MOST AMERICAN SUPPORT THE DREAM ACT. READ THE POLLS!

Anonymous said...

12:42 - Most Americans are smart enough to know it is not possible to deport 16 million people. Not bureaucratically, no financially, and not logistically. The racist republicans have their heads so far up their arses, they won't even offer a reasonable real solution, let alone commit to one.

Anonymous said...

To 7:09: Actually, I didn't say that most American oppose the Dream Act, I said they oppose the President's Far Left Agenda. This was proven in the most accurate poll of all- a vote on November 2nd, or as I call it "the first step in taking back the country day".
To 10:42: I think the Repubs know they can't deport 16 million people and why would they. They need people to tend their gardens, take care of their kids, and buy slurpees from at the 7_11's. What real solutions do the Democrats have? Amnesty? Well, the last president that did that was a Republican. I don't think that most people (citizens only please) want amnesty. Let's have some sensible reform. The repubs say not without securing our borders first. Sensible. Then let's see what we can do about making these god fearing, conservative, hard working, self reliant, family oriented people an improved status. Hey, they sound like alot like Republicans!!

Anonymous said...

There you go. Another non-solution solution? The border, which has become more secure, is the republican excuse du jour.