By invoking Senate Rule XIV on S. 2205 [link], Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has paved the way for prompt (and ill-advised) floor action on the measure, Assistant Majority Leader Dick Durbin's (D-Ill.) new stand-alone DREAM Act amnesty bill. The procedural move, made late last week, means that the DREAM Act may be brought to the Senate floor as early as Tuesday (October 23) without ever having been considered in committee.
Co-sponsors are Dick Lugar and Chuck Hagel; a couple of the worse provisions have been removed, but it remains a massive amnesty with huge loopholes (described at the first link).
UPDATE: The vote on this is Wednesday, so please keep calling and tell others to do the same. More of the horrific features of the amnesty are listed here. Millions could be amnestied under the scheme.
Immigration2007b · Mon, 10/22/2007 - 14:19 · Importance: 1