This big news of the day is Loretta Sanchez finally co-sponsoring the DREAM Act, which would allow for the legalization of undocumented immigrants who were brought here when they were young and went through the school system to obtain a college degree. Honestly, I cannot think of any immigration change that is more deserving. I am glad Loretta Sanchez has given her name as a co-sponsor even though she has stated endlessly that she would vote for it if it were to come up for a vote.
That being said, I am sure the Dream Team kids will put the past aside and will give her their full support and abandon the faker Cecilia Iglesias, who has been proven to be nothing more than a Republican tool to split the latino vote. Just look at the picture of her smiling with Ed Royce. I wouldn’t be caught dead taking a picture with that anti-immigrant scum bag. I am sure the Dream Team will be willing to help her beat Van Tran at this point. We shall see.
At the same time, I want to take a moment to hopefully educate the Dream Team kids on how our legislative process works. While they were busy following Loretta around and bugging her to co-sponsor the DREAM Act, helping Van Tran win a trip to Congress by helping Cecilia Iglesias, they should have been utlilizing the over 100 other Dream Act co-sponsors to pressure Nancy Pelosi to call a vote. When a bill passes a house of Congress, you need 218 or 60 votes, not 218 or 60 co-sponsors. So instead of hounding Loretta Sanchez which did ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to move the DREAM Act along, you could have been calling the co-sponsors and demand and hound them to round up the votes to reach 218 and force Pelosi to bring the issue to the floor. That is the way to get real action on a bill, not going to progressive events and making a scene.
You already had Loretta’s vote if it came up. But what if she had not co-sponsored, you helped Cecilia Iglesias and god forbid, Van Tran won. Good luck getting him to vote AYE, much less co-sponsor the DREAM Act, he is a proven Mexican hater. So enjoy the fact that Loretta co-sponsored the DREAM Act. I am glad she did, but at the same time, all this was an exercise in futility. Now that you got what you wanted, take the advice I wrote above and instead of obsessing over co-sponsors, obsess over getting to the 218 and 60 votes in each house to pass the DREAM ACT, and obsess over getting the co-sponsors to do their responsibility and put pressure to gather those votes and force a floor debate.