Dec. 9th, 2010

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Senate Democratic leaders vowed to pass the controversial immigration bill known as the DREAM Act by the end of the year, after delaying a vote on Thursday because they couldn't advance a House-approved version past Republican opposition.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Sen. Dick Durbin, the No. 2 Democrat in the upper chamber, said in a joint statement that they will work with House leaders and the administration to ensure that the bill, which would carve out a path to legalization for hundreds of thousands of foreign-born youngsters brought to this country illegally, will be law by the end of the lame-duck session.

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You can tell this was written for Fox News by the number of times the word "illegal" is used. The language in the last couple of paragraphs rubs me the wrong way as well.   And I just noticed the original headline, in the URL: "Senate Punts DREAM Act Vote House Passes Different Version"

In my eyes, there's not much "controversial" about this bill. Human decency aside, we would entice people who have a *college education* to stay in America.


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