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December 18, 2010

_ President Stephen N. Zack Expresses Disappointment with Failure of Senate Cloture Vote on DREAM Act

Children born outside the U.S. but raised here feel the same love for our country and optimism towards the future as any other child.  For our economy and military we must promote and encourage the minds of young scholars, and the selfless heroism of those who volunteer to protect us.  The DREAM Act would bring children out of the shadows to earn the right to stay here as they contribute to the country they call home.

I fled to America from Cuba as a young teen.  Fortunately, my circumstances were different than these children.  But for that twist of fate, the story of these refugees would be my story. They deserve the same chance to pursue the American dream.

While the Senate was not able to proceed on a vote regarding the DREAM Act, the importance of this legislation is in no way diminished.  The _ looks forward to working with members of both parties to enact sensible immigration reform, including passage of this act.

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Comments (5)

  • m.l. garcia
    4:19 PM December 18, 2010

    United States has always been a nation of immigrants.When millions came thru Ellis Island they only had a physical exam.Chinese,Indians are getting ahead of the line now.Many middle East,Haitians,Vietnamese,Korean,Philipino,African etc.refuges are here.Many come on visas &vacation visas & never return.Many european,canadian too.

  • A-lawyer-a-day
    6:00 PM December 19, 2010

    Yes, and they all wanted to be State Citizens (like Dred Scott) and not “US Citizens.” US citizenship is new. The founders wouldn’t know what you all are talking about and as there are some 30,000,000 State Citizens still left you can be thankful there are. A US citizen has no constitution. Just that dribble they bastardized in the 14th Amendment to free the slaves.

    Study state citizenship, not this bastardized congressional DC zip-coded districting system that’s a fraud.

  • My ABA Dues Pay for This?
    6:50 PM December 20, 2010

    With the legal profession hit particularly hard by the economic depression, particularly with the employment opportunities for young lawyers and recent graduates being fairly dismal, the ABA is supporting the DREAM Act? In my opinion, the ABA needs to update the Model Rules to specifically proclaim that any person living in a jurisdiction illegally lacks the necessary good character and fitness to be a lawyer. The ABA once again demonstrates a total disconnect from reality…

  • Wow!
    4:00 PM December 28, 2010

    I continue to be amazed by the radical positions taken by the ABA. When did it becme an organization that advocates on behalf of the extreme left? What ever happened to the rule of law in this country?

  • Peter Gadiel
    9:33 PM February 24, 2011

    The ABA would better serve this country if it encouraged lawyers to advocate for the rights of victims of illegal alien criminals.
    Illegal immigration is not a victimless crime.