Politico’s piece on the DREAM Act amnesty today (which will likely be voted on in the House tomorrow and the Senate shortly thereafter) has a great quote:
“The next two years will be a very, very bleak period for immigration reform and for immigrants,” said Frank Sharry, executive director of America’s Voice, which has been urging passage of the DREAM Act.
In January, Sharry added, Reps. Lamar Smith of Texas and Steve King of Iowa, the Republicans driving immigration policy in the House, “literally want to expel 11 million undocumented immigrants in our country, to make life so miserable they can’t get work, get an apartment, go to school or survive here, so they pick up and go home.”
Of course, we want illegal aliens to “pick up and go home” — Sharry makes clear that he considers immigration enforcement, as such, to be “very, very bleak.”
The biggest headache for DREAM backers has been conservative Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions.