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September 21, 2010


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3 News Items
16 Headlines
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1. Comment: DREAM Deferred 56 To 43 - The Defense Authorization
Bill failed its first cloture vote by 56 for to 43 against (with
60 votes needed for victory, and Republican Senator Murkowski of
Alaska absent). The Democratic Judases were Senators Pryor and
Lincoln of Arkansas (Senator Reid voted against, only to preserve
his procedural right to recall the legislation to the floor in
this Congress). Clearly, Senator Reid and President Obama were
not sufficiently convincing (so far) in their efforts with the
two Democratic Senators from Arkansas. On the other hand, many
other fence-sitting Democratic Senators took a firm stance today,
which is a good sign. It is likely that Senator Reid will bring
this bill back for another cloture vote soon. The reason is as
follows. The three Democratic constituencies that have been
railroaded throughout the 111th Congress by the Democratic
leadership have been the LGBT community (who have not gotten a
repeal of DADT), the immigrant community (who have gotten nothing
but increased deportations) and the Unions (who have not gotten
card check). Since Unions have also strongly been in favor of
immigration legislation (needed to bolster their membership), it
is not surprising that, faced with the specter of imminent defeat
about 6 weeks from today, the Democratic leadership attempted to
win on both issues - DADT and DREAM - today.
It is highly unlikely that any one of these three core Democratic
constituencies will be mollified by this token effort by the
Democratic leadership. At a minimum, another cloture vote is
necessary with Senators Pryor and Lincoln voting YES along with
all of their Democratic colleagues. Furthermore, President Obama
and Majority Leader Reid need to make such deals as are necessary
to break the filibuster. After nearly two years of total and
complete inaction on the issues that matter to LGBT, immigrants
and unions, the fact that we are now at the absolute 11th hour is
completely the decision of the Democratic leadership for which
they can and will be held accountable in November. It is not
possible for Democrats about to lose their seats to a huge
Republican wave to argue with a straight face to their core
constituents that they should continue to vote a Democratic
ticket no matter how many times they are thrown under the bus. In
particular, we expect the LGBT community to hold the Democratic
leadership accountable and make Democrats pay at the ballot booth
(the immigrant community will join in on making Democrats pay the
price for failure).
We once again repeat - it is unfair to blame the Republicans for
doing what all opposition parties always do, which is to oppose
the majority party. The current Democratic leadership repeatedly
took cold, calculated, cynical, decisions throughout 2009 and
2010 to throw key Democratic concerns out the window in favor of
their favored bills (the health bill and the climate bill). In
particular, President Obama broke his solemn campaign promise to
do something on immigration in his first year in office. To add
insult to injury, Mr. Obama's underlings at DHS are on a huge
deportation spree, breaking more than a thousand immigrant
families each day (which they proudly boast about). With near-
super-majorities, the current Democratic leadership has no
excuses and no one else to blame.
We congratulate our readers for their valiant phone call efforts
to convince Senators about the importance of including DREAM.
Thanks to you (and to the great efforts by DailyKos/SEIU), for
the first time in the history of Congressional phone campaigns on
immigration bills, the pro-side defeated the anti-side in the
number of phone calls made on Monday and Tuesday. We may have to
repeat the performance as soon as Mr. Reid schedules the next
cloture vote, stay tuned.

2. Article: The Certainty of Change and Risk in Investment
Immigration by Lincoln Stone

3. Article: Frequently Requested Statistics on Immigrants and
Immigration in the United States by Aaron Terrazas and Jeanne
Batalova for the Migration Information Source

4. Article: Rare Moment Of Honesty by Greg Siskind

5. Article: Issue Paper: Prior Conviction Sentencing Enhancements
in Illegal Re-entry Cases are Unjust by Matthew Kolken

6. News: USCIS Updates H-1B Cap Count

7. News: USCIS Asylum Division Provides Stakeholder Meeting

8. News: CRS Report On Central American Asylum Seekers:
Impact of 1996 Immigration Law

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10. Headline: 2010 General Election Absentee Voting Information
for U.S. Citizens Abroad http://ow.ly/2HGP9
11. Headline: Ralliers March to Support Dream Act
12. Headline: Senator Pryor (D-Arkansas) also defected on DREAM
13. Headline: Lincoln (D-Arkansas) defected on DREAM
14. Headline: Activists urge Boston police to end immigration
checks http://ow.ly/2HGiJ
15. Headline: Senator Reid votes NO, so he can bring DREAM back
to the floor as early as today
16. Headline: Obama Is Our 'Me First' Point Guard, Especially On
Immigration http://ow.ly/2HGco
17. Headline: Motion not agreed to DREAM
18. Headline: Education Secretary Pushes for Action Now on
Immigration Proposal http://ow.ly/2HG6m
19. Headline: If party line votes continue we are looking at
59-40 on DREAM (Murkowski is not present)
20. Headline: All party line votes so far on DREAM
21. Headline: PERM Book 2d. Ed: Your Book for PERM Rule, Analysis
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22. Headline: After the vote, the work is not over: Making the
DREAM Real- fellowships and grants for immigrants
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24. Headline: Immigration Lawyer Congressional Candidate
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1. Help Wanted: Immigration Attorney
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