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    Passing of DREAM Act is very unlikely in next Congress, Repu

    Congressional Republicans are pronouncing President Obama's proposal that the next Congress overhaul the country's immigration laws as dead before arrival.

    In his year-end news conference on Wednesday, Obama said his biggest regret about the recent lame-duck session of Congress was the defeat of the DREAM Act, a measure that offered a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants brought to the country as children.

    "It is heartbreaking," Obama said, as he explained how such immigrants often realized that they were without legal status only when they tried to go to college or join the military. "That can't be who we are. To have our kids, classmates of our children, who are suddenly under this shadow of fear through no fault of their own. They didn't break the law - they were kids."

    Congressional Republicans said in interviews on Thursday that their concerns about the measure remained strong, and both House and Senate GOP leaders said they would fight any attempt to legalize any of the 11 million undocumented immigrants in the country before the administration secured the nation's southern border with Mexico.

    "It is pointless to talk about any new immigration bills that grant amnesty until we secure the border, since such bills will only encourage more illegal immigration," incoming House Judiciary Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Tex.) said in a statement.

    In an interview, Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa), the ranking Republican on the House immigration subcommittee, accused Obama of playing politics with immigration and toying with Latino voters.

    "It is extraordinarily unlikely that any version of comprehensive immigration reform that includes amnesty will go through the House of Representatives," he said.

    Obama's call on Congress to pass the DREAM Act "polarizes Americans along the lines of race and ethnicity," King added. "He implies there is a realistic chance - he knows better, and therefore it makes it a political statement designed to gin up his base and pit Americans against Americans."

    During the recent contentious congressional debate over the act, Republicans said the measure would reward violators of the country's immigration laws and encourage new waves of illegal immigration. They also said that the measure was lax in allowing some lawbreakers to gain citizenship, and said that the requirement that DREAM Act beneficiaries obtain two years of college education or military service set the bar too low.

    Revising the DREAM Act to eliminate those issues would not solve the underlying problem with the measure, said Stephen Miller, a spokesman for Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), who led Senate Republicans in their opposition to the measure.

    "When you're traveling in the wrong direction, modest alterations don't make a difference," Miller said. "You need to get off the road and head down a different one. As Senator Sessions has said, the first thing we need to do is end the massive illegality at the border."

    Sessions has previously termed attempts to combine tougher enforcement with measures to provide legalization for undocumented immigrants a "ruse," because such measures would grant legal status to undocumented immigrants immediately, whereas it would defer border security for the future.

    Recent analyses suggest that the number of people illegally crossing the border has declined - although no one knows how much of the decline is attributable to tougher border security and how much is because the recent recession has lessened the availability of jobs.

    "My administration has done more on border security than any administration in recent years," Obama said Wednesday, highlighting sharp increases in resources for the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, border patrol and surveillance. Obama said he was open to new measures to improve border security but also wanted the incoming Congress to pass measures that legalized some undocumented immigrants.

    "I think it is absolutely appropriate for the American people to expect that we do not have porous borders and anyone can come in here anytime," Obama said. "But I also think about those kids and I want to do right by them."

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    Obama's rug rats

    Obama's kids go to private school and dont have to worry about an over crowded class room and trust me, when I say that those 2 have never had to sat in an outiside school yard because the class was over flowing with illegal aliens who have 8 kids each

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    but the Parnets did Break the law so don't come & hand me this no fault of their own the Parnets know just what they are doing don't they have schools In Mexico Yes they do so why In hell come Over to the USA every thing free . well Obama no more free Bee
    No Amnesty No Amnesty

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    Actually they need to get their priorities straight

    Close the border and round up all here that are illegal

    Deport them and don't allow any new ones in

    They we can talk about immigration reform

    Somewhere when unemployment hits about 3%

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    we call On congress also Voice of American Obama I can not wait Untill you are Out of the Wh

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    Illegals go home

    "As Senator Sessions has said, the first thing we need to do is end the massive illegality at the border."

    I agree with Senator Sessions. We have to secure the Mexican border and stop illegal immigration once and for all. But Obama and his Demos do not want to do it because it is not in their best interest. You see, Obama and the Demos rely on illegal aliens. Why? Once illegal aliens become legal residents, they can become US citizens. Then those individuals would vote for Demos. Obama and the Demos know that We Americans do not support their socialist agenda. So the Demos do not count on us. The Demos count on illegal aliens. And that is why the Demos and Obama do not want to seal the Mexican border. The more illegals enter our country, the more people will support Demos.

    We must stop illegal immigration. We do not want a socialist United States.

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    The dem program for CIR

    amnesty now

    sort of ignore border security .......... AGAIN

    Not this time you socialist morons , no way we will let you get away with it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Justthefacts
    Actually they need to get their priorities straight

    Close the border and round up all here that are illegal

    Deport them and don't allow any new ones in

    They we can talk about immigration reform

    Somewhere when unemployment hits about 3%
    Finally, a post I can agree with.

    If that was our goal, I would be here fighting for how ever long it takes.

    But I don't think most people who fight against illegal immigration would agree with us. I think most people are ready to compromise to different degrees.
    Ron Paul in 2011 "[...]no amnesty should be granted. Maybe a 'green card' with an asterisk should be issued[...]a much better option than deportation."

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    Hate to sound like a broken record, there will be no Amnesty, no dream act, ever. I've been saying this for years now. The American people said "No", and that's not likely to change.
    “In questions of power…let no more be heard of confidence in man, but bind him down from mischief by the chains of the Constitution.” –Thomas Jefferson

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reciprocity
    Hate to sound like a broken record, there will be no Amnesty, no dream act, ever. I've been saying this for years now. The American people said "No", and that's not likely to change.
    I guess I will just call it the silent amnesty.

    In my state the illegals can legally attend college. They can also get financial aid to do it. And where I live illegal aliens can own their own homes 'legally.'

    In my state the illegal aliens freely attend church. Drive cars. Go out to dinner. Shop where I shop........and you know all of the rest.

    So from my point of view, we are witnessing a form of unspoken amnesty that has been granted to them by TPTB. People are just quiet about it.
    Ron Paul in 2011 "[...]no amnesty should be granted. Maybe a 'green card' with an asterisk should be issued[...]a much better option than deportation."

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