Inquiring minds are wondering just what the Lame-Duck Democrat congress will attempt during their short session before the voters will is imposed. Are they going to cram certain pieces of legislation through knowing that gridlock is an option to prevent any change for the next two years? More specifically, are they going to attempt to ram through amnesty?
The President met with the and appeared to try andhash out a game plan:
WASHINGTON — Congressional Hispanic Caucus leaders huddled with President Barack Obama on Tuesday to discuss immigration issues and the lame-duck Congress, but no clear strategy emerged.
Obama and Hispanic Democrats reiterated their support for the DREAM Act, which would provide a path for citizenship for immigrant youths illegally brought into the United States before they were 16, and both called for the House and Senate to vote on the measure before Congress adjourns for the year.
“We need a clear Democratic commitment in order to persuade Republicans, who are needed to get us over the finish line, to step forward,” said Rep. Luís Gutierrez, D-Ill.
The push for immigration legislation by the Congressional Hispanic Caucus comes as Latino Democrats select new leaders this week.
This ominous note:
A last-minute push for the DREAM Act comes as Republicans prepare to take control of the House and pick up seats in the Senate in the 112th Congress, which convenes in January.
Obama met at the White House with Gutierrez, Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., and Rep. Nydia Velazquez, D-N.Y., the outgoing CHC chairwoman.
The Hispanic members asked the president’s help in seeking a vote on the DREAM Act before Congress adjourns.
If Obama and the Democrats even try to ram this into law, then all bets are off as to what will happen over the next two years. And the least of their worries may be the next election cycle (2012) which will be bloodier than this last one.
Just one last question: Are these youths to get Amnesty the same ones who threaten violence when an Anglo classmate dares to fly an American flag?
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