Today's Date: December 7, 2022
BLACK ENTERPRISE To Host Virtual 40 Under 40 Summit Celebrating Professional Black Millennials on Dec. 8   •   Coastal Medical Transportation Systems Completes Acquisition of Transformative Healthcare’s Massachusetts Medical Transpor   •   Populus Financial Group Donates $15,000 to Junior Achievement; Volunteers Teach JA in a Day   •   Whirlpool Corporation Ranks Number Three in Newsweek's List of America's 500 Most Responsible Companies for 2023   •   REP. LINDA SÁNCHEZ SELECTED AS CONGRESSIONAL BONE HEALTH CHAMPION AWARD WINNER FOR "OUTSTANDING LEADERSHIP, ADVOCACY AND   •   ESF Seafood Transforms Shrimp Processing With Industry Leading Renewable Energy Conversion   •   OAKTREE STRATEGIC INVESTOR ALERT by the Former Attorney General of Louisiana: Kahn Swick & Foti, LLC Investigates Merger of   •   Blue Shield of California Introduces At-Home Care Services to Accommodate Members' Busy Lives   •   Schneider Electric and ORPC Join Forces to Advance Marine Energy as a Renewable Energy Source for Remote Communities   •   VANCO, BAPTIST GENERAL ASSOCIATION OF VIRGINIA (BGAV) TEAM UP FOR IMPACTFUL ONLINE GIVING EXPERIENCE   •   AVG Group Sarl to Issue Third Dividend and Launches LATAM Office   •    Prime Health Services Announces Acquisition of InterGroup Services Provider Network   •   Earnin Strengthens Team with Heavy Hitting Legal Lineup   •   WWE’s “Next In Line” Program Partners With Exos   •   Marsha P. Johnson Institute to Celebrate Acclaimed Black Artists and the Power of Resistance With Nick Cave, Jack Cave and Micha   •   Activision Blizzard Releases YTD 2022 Representation Data   •   Minister of Health visits Quebec City to discuss the new, interim Canada Dental Benefit   •   PALMER'S RELEASES FIRST BRAND CAMPAIGN IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE SASHA GROUP   •   Government of Canada recognizes the breaking of racial barriers in the NHL as an event of national historic significance   •   Generate Biomedicines Demonstrates a Novel Method of Reducing Immunogenicity through Protein Re-surfacing
Bookmark and Share

Vitter Denounces DREAM Act

WASHINGTON  – U.S. Sen. David Vitter made the following remarks on the U.S. Senate floor criticizing the DREAM Act, legislation that provides a powerful incentive for more illegal immigration by granting amnesty to millions of illegal aliens. U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has announced his intention to bring a new version of the amnesty measure up for a vote.

“I am extremely disappointed that Senator Reid intends to begin debate on yet another version of the DREAM Act,” said Vitter. “Amnesty and economic incentives only exacerbate the problem of illegal immigration, and while this bill continues to be disguised as an educational initiative, it is simply another measure that offers a path to citizenship for illegals in this country.

“This is a bad idea anytime, but this is an especially bad idea in our current economic climate. At a time when many American families can’t afford to send their own children to college, this bill is an insult to legal tax-paying American citizens whose hard-earned money will be used to finance the education of illegal aliens.

“The American people have made it very clear that they want to see the government fulfill its responsibility and enforce our immigration laws already on the books and take steps to control illegal immigration – not reward bad behavior with educational benefits. As chairman of the Senate Border Security Caucus, I will not relent in the fight to stop this or any amnesty measure from passing.”

Additionally, Vitter today sent a letter to the Congressional Budget Office requesting the estimated cost of the DREAM Act in advance of a vote on the legislation. The text of the letter follows: 




Mr. Douglas Elmendorf 
Director, Congressional Budget Office 
Ford Office Building, 4th Floor 
Second and D Streets, SW 
Washington, DC 20515 


Dear Mr. Elmendorf, 

In light of recent reports that the DREAM Act in the form of S. 3992 or H.R. 1751 will be voted on in Congress as early as today, December 2, 2010, I respectfully request an official score be produced or released by the Congressional Budget Office. 

The DREAM Act would grant amnesty to an estimated 2.1 million illegal aliens, giving them access to in-state tuition rates at public universities, federal student loans, and federal work-study programs. The most recently introduced version, S. 3992, also requires the Departments of Homeland Security and Health and Human Services to conduct background checks and medical examinations, which will seemingly be funded by the federal government. It is imperative that Members of Congress and the American people know the estimated cost of the DREAM Act before a single vote is cast on this legislation. 

Thanks in advance for your attention to this critical matter. If you have any questions regarding this request, please contact Maggie Harrell of my staff, by calling (202) 224-4623. I look forward to your prompt response. 

Sincerely, 



David Vitter 
U.S. Senator 


STORY TAGS: HISPANIC, LATINO, MEXICAN, MINORITY, CIVIL RIGHTS, DISCRIMINATION, RACISM, DIVERSITY, LATINA, RACIAL EQUALITY, BIAS, EQUALITY



Back to top
| Back to home page
Video

White House Live Stream
LIVE VIDEO EVERY SATURDAY
alsharpton Rev. Al Sharpton
9 to 11 am EST
jjackson Rev. Jesse Jackson
10 to noon CST


Video

LIVE BROADCASTS
Sounds Make the News ®
WAOK-Urban
Atlanta - WAOK-Urban
KPFA-Progressive
Berkley / San Francisco - KPFA-Progressive
WVON-Urban
Chicago - WVON-Urban
KJLH - Urban
Los Angeles - KJLH - Urban
WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
New York - WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
WADO-Spanish
New York - WADO-Spanish
WBAI - Progressive
New York - WBAI - Progressive
WOL-Urban
Washington - WOL-Urban

Listen to United Natiosns News