The US House of Representatives passes the "Dream Act" with a 216 'Yea' and 198 'Nay' vote. It is to be voted upon in the Senate at 11 AM tomorrow!
Listening to the House debate over the Dream Act on CSPAN this evening, made it evident that some of the congressmen and women representing us are pretty vacuous and ill informed, even on those issues and causes that they call their own!
For example there were Republicans who said
- the Dream Act would give illegal immigrants preferential treatment over American citizens!
- the Dream Act beneficiaries would petition for their parents' naturalization right away!
- the Dream Act provides 'amnesty' to illegals!
The Dream Act will be voted upon in the senate tomorrow, and if passed, this "legislation would give hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants a chance at becoming legal. The requirements state that, to be eligible, a person must have been brought to the United States before he or she was 16, been in the United States for five years, earned a high-school degree and be attending college or be in the military."
However, I wouldn't hold my breath over the outcome of tomorrow's vote!