Pelosi wants DREAM Act vote, Politico, November 10, 2010 06:06 PM ESTHouse Speaker Nancy Pelosi wants to push for a vote during the lame-duck session on a bill that would legalize young, undocumented immigrants if they attend college or serve in the military, according to Democratic sources familiar with a leadership conference call Wednesday.A vote on the bill, known as the DREAM Act, could come as early as next week, the sources said. Pelosi asked Rep. George Miller (D-Calif.) and Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-Calif.) to assess the mood of the caucus, according to one source.Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) had previously announced that he plans to bring up the DREAM Act during the lame duck session. His spokesman said Wednesday that Reid still hopes to call a vote.
It doesnâ€™t seem likely that schemer Dems can jam this atrocity through, but never underestimate the legislative tricks of Pelosi and Reid. We should phone our Congress person to condemn the treacherous DREAM Act anyway, if for no other reason than to let them know we citizens havenâ€™t stopped watching just because the election is over.Remember Mark Twinâ€™s warning: â€?No manâ€™s life, liberty, or property are safe while the legislature is in session.â€?Rep Steve King (R-IA) commented on the legislationâ€™s possibilities: