Hodjanernes Blog

20 december 2010

USA: DREAM lovgivningen døde i week-enden

The DREAM Act was considered a litmus test for the larger issue of immigration reform, and its defeat shows it will be increasingly tough going for pro-immigration measures as the GOP takes control of the House.

The new leadership is expected to push for stronger border control and enforcement of existing laws targeting the undocumented, including expansion of raids and making the e-verify system for businesses mandatory.

Republicans also are aiming to review programs for legal immigration, including whether to end the nation’s visa lottery.

President Barack Obama called Saturday’s decision “an incredibly disappointing vote.”

Der mistede den amerikanske venstrefløj millioner af potentielle vælgere.