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    Key Dems may back DREAM Act

    By J. Taylor Rushing - 09/20/10 06:00 AM ET

    Senate Democrats who blocked an immigration bill in 2007 say they are undecided on how to vote on the measure this week.

    Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) plans to attach the controversial DREAM Act to the defense authorization bill. But it’s unclear if it can attract 60 votes.


    The DREAM Act, introduced by Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), would grant U.S. citizenship to certain children of illegal immigrants who came to the country before the age of 16.

    Democrats helped block the bill three years ago when it fell eight votes short on a procedural motion. While some Republicans supported that motion, eight Democrats voted no, including the late Sen. Robert Byrd (W.Va.) and Sens. Max Baucus (Mont.), Mary Landrieu (La.), Mark Pryor (Ark.), Kent Conrad (N.D.), Claire McCaskill (Mo.), Jon Tester (Mont.) and Byron Dorgan (N.D.).

    Five of those senators — Conrad, Dorgan, McCaskill, Pryor and Landrieu — told The Hill they haven’t made up their minds about this week’s vote.

    “It’s not one of the things I’m focused on right now, but at the appropriate time I will review it,

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    They are holding out til Obama gives them something they want. IMO there is going to be a major uprising if this amendment passes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by butterbean
    They are holding out til Obama gives them something they want. IMO there is going to be a major uprising if this amendment passes.
    I agree. These people are treading in very dangerous territory.
    ...I call on you in the name of Liberty, of patriotism & everything dear to the American character, to come to our aid...

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