Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Tuesday he will add the DREAM Act, a controversial immigration measure, to a defense policy bill the Senate will take up next week.
The decision means the defense bill, which often passes with bipartisan support, will be home to two major, thorny political issues – the other being the repeal of the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy.
Reid called the DREAM Act “really important” and said it should be passed because it provides a path to citizenship for young illegal immigrants who go to college or serve in the military. DREAM is an acronym for Development, Relief and Education of Alien Minors Act.
This is something that has been gnawing at the back of my mind for some time.
Throughout the summer, much of our attention has seemingly been occupied by the aimless accusations of racial intolerance directed at the Tea Parties, the faith with which the president identifies himself, and the construction of the mosque at Ground Zero. By now the vast majority of us have come to realize that the political far-left more often than not operates by misdirection and diversion. In that context, it strikes me that our attention has drifted from the Left’s desire to push through some type of comprehensive immigration reform.
Read carefully the line in this piece regarding citizenship being granted in return for military service. Like I often say, I can’t speak for others; this, however, and its potential, long-term ramifications has my undivided attention.