The democrats seem to loathe this bill. Rubio should have called it something it else.
I’m sure he chose the name for political reasons—pro-amnesty Democrats don’t want to face a bunch of ads saying they “voted against the Dream Act,” and Republicans can claim they supported the Dream of a college education without adopting amnesty.
Perhaps, but as a rule of thumb I oppose ANYTHING that has the word "in-state tuition rates" and "undocumented immigrants" in the same sentence. I could care less whether it gives them amnesty and/or citizenship as an added bonus. People in this country illegally (whether its their own fault or not) should not have access to discounted to tuition that American citizens don't have. I argued this point with Perrybots a thousand times, and they'll just scream it's heartless and racist to make illegal aliens pay the SAME tuition rates that I would have to pay if I decided to enroll in a Texas or California university. How ridiculous. We must be the only country on the planet that gives illegal aliens preferential treatment over our own citizens.
>> Oh, goody.....the GOP now has its own Wise Latina....oops, Wise Latino....nope, keep it Wise Latina <<<
LMAO! I never trusted Rubio, and STILL don't, though it was a no-brainer to back him over DIABLO Crist after the orange menace officially became an "independent". And quite frankly, the other choices in the primary were a joke, no matter how some now-banned freeper babbled on about "The Honorable Dr. William M. Escoffery III, M.D." and his citizenship in four countries. ;-)
Still, I'll keep my eye and Rubio and I'm wary of this bill, but we'll see what the final version says.
>> The democrats seem to loathe this bill. Rubio should have called it something it else. <<
That could be a positive sign, but on the flip side, I also know most liberal RATs who loathe No Child Left Behind, Joe LIEberman, and Mark Kirk, all of whom I despise as well, so it's not a slam dunk. A stopped clock is right twice a day. Maybe Rubio thinks he's giving the GOP a tactical advantage by coming up a "conservative" education bill that helps immigrants, but you can't out-pander the RATs. We'll see what the final version says.