We need to repeal this discriminatory policy so that any American who wants to defend our country can do so,” Reid said.
The majority leader also said the immigration bill, known as the DREAM Act, would be brought up as a stand-alone measure. In the past, the measure had failed to advance as an amendment to broader legislation.
The immigration bill would allow young people who came to this country illegally as children to be offered a path to citizenship if they attend college or join the military.
I’m assuming that most conservatives who have not dropped their guard per the mid-term elections and are still paying close attention to what’s taking place in Washington have more than likely noticed that Harry Reid fully intends to take a vote on the DREAM ACT to the floor again. Obviously, since this is now the lame duck session and because there could conceivably be a number of liberal Democrats who feel as though it’s now safe to settle some scores with the American people, it would at least seem as though our leverage has been compromised. That does not mean, however, that we should not do everything that we can to stop this legislation and to call, call, call.
I’ve mentioned this issue previously here on AR, and it’s worth mentioning again: the possibility of American citizenship being granted in exchange for military service should make every American’s eyebrows go up.
Click HERE to see the senators up for re-election in the coming years. Contact them. Cite this month’s elections, and explain that their jobs are on the line.
Also, look HERE to see Michelle Malkin’s “DREAM Act Scoreboard,” detailing the GOP fence-sitters and providing valuable links to phone lists.