Cornyn Statement on The DREAM Act

In: All News   Posted 12/18/2010

WASHINGTON—U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, today released the following statement regarding the DREAM Act: “It is a shame that Majority Leader Harry Reid continues to play politics with the DREAM Act. I am sympathetic to the plight of children who have no moral culpability for being in this country illegally and I support the intent of the bill today, but not this legislation and not this way. Despite years of objections this bill still allows illegal immigrants with criminal records to apply and receive benefits. It has never had a Senate committee hearing.  It has not had any Senate committee process – of any kind – in seven years and Senator Reid refuses to allow any amendments. This is unacceptable and it is not the way to pass legislation. “The DREAM Act is an important element in the larger immigration debate. A debate that Senate Democrats and President Obama - despite their campaign promises – have chosen to ignore in their pursuit of other policies they deemed more important. It deserves better than to be jammed through in the waning hours of a lame duck session of Congress.”