President Obama told Hispanic lawmakers in a closed-door meeting Tuesday that he wants the lame-duck Congress to pass immigration reforms before the end of the year.
President aims to get lame-duck Congress to pass legislation giving children of illegal immigrants path to citizenship by working toward a college degree or military service.
President Obama met privately in the Oval Office Tuesday with leaders of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus to discuss immigration reform, and aides say his hope that Congress will approve the DREAM Act during the lame duck session.
The legislation would give children of illegal immigrants an opportunity to earn their citizenship by working toward a college degree or military service.
Critics say it is the first step on the path toward amnesty, although the issue does have some bipartisan support.
~Hey we took names & showed the GOP that! WHOEVER in our party that supports this bill will go down ASAP! You can bet your bippy on that! ~JP
From Numbers USA:
We Forced a Delay on Amnesty Bill Until After Thanksgiving; Now Let’s Defeat It!
On Saturday, House Democratic leaders announced that they aren’t going to deal with the amnesty this week. They will be out of town for Thanksgiving the week after that. So, we are now fighting to prohibit the vote the first week of December when Congress returns.
Every day (and especially week) that we delay the vote, the less likely the amnesty will get a hearing. There are at most three weeks left in which it can be raised after Thanksgiving. It still is a real danger. But Congress also has some major business it absolutely has to handle before Christmas.
THE AMNESTY LEADERS KNOW THAT THIS LAME DUCK SESSION IS THE ONLY POSSIBLE CHANCE THEY HAVE FOR AT LEAST TWO MORE YEARS. THE AMERICAN VOTERS LAST WEEK CHOSE A NEW CONGRESS THAT IS STRONGLY ANTI-AMNESTY.