“Washington — With a handful of Republican votes, House Democrats passed the latest version of the DREAM Act, an ambitious expansion of a nearly two-decades-long legislative effort that would place millions of young undocumented immigrants and immigrants with temporary status on a pathway to U.S. citizenship.
The Democratic-led chamber approved the sweeping immigration bill, dubbed the DREAM and Promise Act of 2019, by a vote of 237 to 187, sending the legislation to the Republican-controlled Senate, which is unlikely to consider it. The White House has also issued a veto threatagainst the measure.
Seven Republicans in the House joined 230 Democrats in voting for the bill. No Democrats voted against the measure. …”
This is more failure theater.
Both sides are trying to rile up their base in advance of the 2020 elections. The Democrats don’t want to pass the DREAM Act. They want to use it as a political football and blame the Republicans for blocking it. Blompf has said on multiple occasions that he supports amnesty for DREAMers.
Note: I will say though that in light of this and the Equality Act and the record illegal immigration and the latest wave of corporate censorship from Silicon Valley and the threat to convene an Inquisition to go after White Nationalists that the best positive accelerationist strategy might just be to tune out of politics as a choice between progressive fundamentalists and “free market” conservatives and lolbertarians isn’t really much of a choice at all for populist voters.