Never forget there are plenty of open-borders Republicans out there, and the more power the GOP gets, the more they come out of the woodwork in a loudmouth fashion. Hispandering is Job #1 to some top Repubs, including biggies like Jeb Bush and Newt Gingrich. Apparently the newly popular Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey is also an open-borders enthusiast.
Outgoing Senator Bob Bennett (R-UT) made clear that the evil lying DREAM Act is still attractive to some Republicans. He didnâ€™t mention that the legislation is actually a stealth amnesty for millions of ordinary illegal aliens who climbed over the fence in the traditional fashion. Instead of being limited to young college students who were dragged as toddlers to the US by their parents, the DREAM amnesty has no mechanisms to check on applicantsâ€™ papers and will immediately grant 10-year work permits for anyone who applies.
I noticed that Rep Steve King remarked about the bill the other day that â€?This is actually larger than the 1986 amnesty act.â€?
Bennett: GOP might pass own version of DREAM Act next year, The Hill, December 10, 2010Donâ€™t forget: Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty.
Outgoing Sen. Bob Bennett (R-Utah) said Friday heâ€™s privately discussed the prospect that Republicans would pursue their own version of the DREAM Act next year.
Bennett said he would vote for the immigration legislation, which gives immigrants who were illegally brought to the U.S. as children a conditional pathway to citizenship, if Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) brought it to the floor under the right conditions.
If that fails, the outgoing senator said, Republicans have privately discussed the prospects of writing and passing a version of the DREAM Act that could make its way through Congress.
â€?Now, I know a lot of my colleagues are not happy to vote for it, and I donâ€™t think the votes â€¦ are there to pass it in this Congress,â€? Bennett said in his final conference call with Utah reporters. â€?And as Iâ€™ve talked, particularly to my Republican friends, Iâ€™ve said we really need to do this. Their reaction has been to me, privately, â€?Youâ€™re right. We do really need to do it.â€™â€?