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Sessions Says Reid’s DREAM Act Motives Create ‘Chaotic Situation’

December 6, 2010 by  

Sessions says Reid's DREAM Act motives create 'chaotic situation'Republican leaders are venting frustration after Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) placed a new version of a controversial immigration law on the legislative calendar without an official hearing to discuss the bill.

Senator Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), the ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, said that Reid has introduced four different versions of the DREAM Act, which would grant citizenship to young illegal immigrants who attend college or the military, without legislative review.

"This unusual approach creates a chaotic situation, one that makes it more difficult for the public and their representatives, as well as the press, to review this deeply controversial measure," Sessions said in a statement.

A Senate source says that the latest version of the DREAM Act would lower the eligibility age limit for illegal immigrants from 35 to 30. In addition, the new proposal says that illegal aliens who had committed marriage or voter fraud would be ineligible.

The Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) estimates that approximately 1 million illegal immigrants will eventually enroll in public institutions as a result of the DREAM Act, and each student will receive nearly $6,000 in tuition subsidy each year from taxpayers. The CIS suggests that taxpayers will spend at least $6.2 billion annually to fund these students. 

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