DREAM Act passes House, 216-198
posted at 10:13 pm on December 8, 2010 by Allahpundit
No surprise. In fact, I assume Reid postponed today’s Senate vote until tomorrow precisely so that he could pressure fencesitters by telling them they’re now in position to make the DREAM come true. 38 Democrats voted no with the GOP versus just eight Republicans who crossed the aisle to vote yes. The defectors:
Joe Cao (defeated in general election)
Mike Castle (defeated in primary)
Lincoln Diaz-Balart (retiring)
Charles Djou (defeated in general election)
Vern Ehlers (retiring)
Bob Inglis (defeated in primary)
If you’re looking to punish any of them with a primary, the pickings are slim.
Via Greg Hengler, here’s Democrat Jared Polis arguing in favor of recognizing the “de facto Americans” who are already here. Nothing about border security, natch.