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Democrats, listen to Gillibrand, voters: 'Up or down vote on DREAM. That's the whole point'

Democrats, listen to Gillibrand, voters: 'Up or down vote on DREAM. That's the whole point'

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Campaign Action The Senate debate on immigration has begun and it's not good. Despite the promise from Majority Leader Mitch McConnell that they would have as much as two weeks of free-wheeling, open amendment debate, he's already stated his desired outcome: Trump's complete white supremacist wish list in return for the Dreamers' path to citizenship. He's also creating a false threshold for legislation—something that will get 30 Republican votes. And as for the two weeks of consideration? He sent out his number two guy, the odious Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX), to renege on that, giving the Senate essentially two days. "This is Sen. (Dick) Durbin and Democrats' opportunity and so far they kind of seem to be a little confused about what they're planning on doing -- but they better get it don