Reid pulls the DREAM Act out of DoD bill

posted at 8:52 am on September 27, 2007 by Bryan

The DREAM Act would give in-state tuition rates to illegal aliens, and it had no place in a Defense bill. Though Reid has pulled it out of the war spending bill, it’s not dead yet.

Majority Leader Sen. Reid (D-NV) has apparently decided that the DREAM Act will not be voted on as an amendment to the DoD bill. He hopes, however, to have this measure voted on by some time in November.

Read the rest for a bit more reaction. Reid’s office has posted a press release reiterating his support for the DREAM Act, in English and Spanish.

Rest assured, Reid will go to bat for all those “undocumented Americans” as soon as he can.

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The DREAM act was initially introduced by Hatch about 3 years ago. He said that the children of illegals should be entitled to in-state tuition if their parents have been working and paying taxes in the state where the kids are attending college.

That’s fine, but it needs to be weighed against the burden they have already placed on primary and secondary schools, state welfare, medicaid etc. I seriously doubt their taxes would cover the benefits they have already gotten in return.

Wingo on September 27, 2007 at 11:26 AM

I think the fallacy in your statement is “pay taxes” – since when do illegals pay taxes, or under their own name for that matter?

Impossible for illegals to prove to the state, ergo the state must just shoulder another burden (assuming the wording of the bill is what you purport, for argument’s sake) placed on them by the feds.

Miss_Anthrope on October 1, 2007 at 3:54 PM