Illegal alien amnesty has no place on the Defense Authorization bill

Posted on September 20, 2010


In a move designed to boost his own bid for re-election, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced last week that he intends to attach a massive illegal alien amnesty bill to legislation authorizing funding of our military, known as the Defense Authorization bill, when the Senate considers it this week.

The amendment Reid plans to offer is the DREAM Act, which would grant amnesty and costly education subsidies to millions of illegal aliens under the age of 35. Using a bill that authorizes funding for our military — at a time when our troops are fighting in the Middle East — as a vehicle to reward illegal aliens is, to say the least, cynical.

Even Sen. Lindsey Graham, a long-time supporter of amnesty for illegal aliens, denounced the move as “an all-time low” and “very offensive.” Moreover, it is entirely debatable whether promising amnesty for illegal aliens is really the issue that is going to motivate voters in a state with 14 percent unemployment and a crippling budget deficit.

via Illegal alien amnesty has no place on the Defense Authorization bill – The Hill’s Congress Blog.