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Harry Reid promises lame-duck illegal alien bailout vote; GOP presses DHS on deportations

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By Michelle Malkin  •  October 30, 2010 09:52 AM

Soon-to-be lame duck Harry Reid is promising yet another vote on the perpetually rejected DREAM Act illegal alien student bailout.

Univision host Jorge Ramos crowed about it on his Twitter page, promoting an interview with Reid scheduled to air this Sunday. The Huffington Post confirmed:

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has promised to bring the DREAM Act, an important piece of legislation for the Latino community, to a vote in the Senate after the November elections — whether or not Democrats retain their majority.

Reid’s remarks will air Sunday on Univision in an interview with host Jorge Ramos. On Twitter, Ramos wrote, “Harry Reid told me that, win or lose, he will present again the Dream Act in the Senate after the elections.”

The Huffington Post confirmed Reid’s remark with a Democratic source, who said that the exact timeline hasn’t yet been worked out. The source noted that because the federal government is operating under a continuing resolution, the first order of business will likely be approving new funding, as well as approving a large number of Obama nominees who have been blocked by Republicans. But the source confirmed that Reid’s answer to Ramos on whether he will bring up the DREAM Act was an “unequivocal yes.”

Don’t forget: A critical number of Soros/open-borders Republicans support this illegal alien cap-and-gown amnesty. Stay on ‘em.

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Seven GOP senators who get it are pressing DHS on deportations:

Signaling another partisan fight over immigration enforcement after next week’s midterm election, all seven Republican senators on the Judiciary Committee have signed a letter asking the Department of Homeland Security how much money it needs to deport every illegal immigrant the government encounters.

The request came in an Oct. 21 letter to Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and asks her to “detail exactly how much funding” would be needed “to ensure that enforcement of the law occurs consistently for every illegal alien encountered and apprehended.” The Republican senators requested a response by Nov. 15.

… The GOP letter came in response to directives from Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director John Morton, including an Aug. 20 memo in which Morton requested that U.S. attorneys consider dismissing immigration cases against people who have green card applications pending and are likely to be approved. A subsequent temporary spike in dismissals in Houston, first reported by the Houston Chronicle, caught the attention of Republican lawmakers.

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