Obama DREAMs of Amnesty in Lame Duck Session

Obama DREAMs of Amnesty in Lame Duck Session

November 17th, 2010

Ben Johnson, FloydReports.com

Just  because Barack Obama opposes the will of the American people  expressed  on November 2 does not mean he has not learned a lesson from  the  midterm elections. This week, he announced his support to pass an   amnesty act benefiting the fastest-growing segment of the Democratic   Party’s coalition, which provided the critical margin to liberals in   several closely contested races.

On Tuesday, Obama met with members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus to support passing the DREAM Act during the lame duck session. That measure would provide U.S.   citizenship to illegal immigrants who could “prove” they have been in   this country at least five years and who completed two years of college   or served in the military. Obama and his fellow Democrats understand  the  urgency of acting while Democrats still control both houses of   Congress. Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-IL, announced in a public statement, “I told the president we need him now and that   we cannot waste another day and must push for a DREAM Act vote in the   House and Senate during the lame-duck.” Gutierrez added, “By passing the   DREAM Act, we have an opportunity during this lame-duck session to  make  a down payment on the immigration reform voters want” – his  euphemism  for mass amnesty.

Obama reportedly told Gutierrez he is “all-in” for rounding up the repudiated members of the 111th Congress to pass the DREAM Act before the 112th can object.

Why  would he object? Hispanics are quickly becoming an electoral  firewall  for unpopular left-wingers facing re-election, and Obama hopes  he will  be but one of their future beneficiaries.

The Future Democratic Voter Enrollment Act

Just how wedded are Hispanics to the Democratic Party? The Pew Research Center found that in the 2010 election, the vast majority of Hispanics voted for non-Hispanic Democrats over Hispanic Republicans.

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