Melissa Bean Votes for Dream Act

In early June, this tee shirt was found in front of old St. Thomas Church in Crystal Lake the day of the march from Chicago to the Woodstock ICE Dentention Center at the McHenry County Jail refers to the Dream Act.

Using her lame duck status to the max, 8th District Congresswoman Melissa Bean voted for the Dream Act, a bill opponents claimed was a form of amnesty.

Other Illinois Democrats voting for the bill were

  • Lame Duck Bill Foster
  • Luis Gutierrez
  • Lame Duck Phil Hare
  • Lame Duck Deb Halvorson
  • Jesse Jackson Jr.
  • Mike Quigley
  • Bobby Rush
  • Jan Schakowsky.

Voting against the bill from Illinois were

  • Judy Biggert (R)
  • Jerry Costello (D)
  • Tim Johnson (R)
  • Dan Lipinski (D)
  • Donald Manzullo (R)
  • Peter Roskam (R)
  • Aaron Schock (R)
  • John Shimkus (R)

The bill passed the U.S. House 216-198.


Melissa Bean Votes for Dream Act — 6 Comments

  1. Perhaps she can rid herself of all of HER and her family’s nasty old assets and pay for this questionably designed “Dream”?

    Pelosi just used the concept of people flocking to America, presumably, to embrace what this country is and what it has in her “Dream” blather. I thought that was a ridiculous argument from someone who follows the “Let’s all fundamentally transform ” this baaaaaaad old country – into the failure that is Europe/Socialist/Communist/Marxist.

    The reason people “flock” here is because it’s a great country that needs some adjustment but not a major gutting and overhaul.

    I, for one, am glad that Bean won’t be voting on anything in DC anymore. America can’t afford her and her unsustainable programs.

    It would also be nice if they stopped with the baloney PR and call it what it is – Amnesty (and NOT just for some sweet image of a little child) but also for that child’s family. The American People and America’s resources went into educating those children in grade school and in high school – and now we’re supposed to pay for their college too?

    It’s not about hating “little children” who were brought here by adults. It’s about this country and legal citizens being taken advantage of and expecting us to be happy about it.

    What bunk.

    Just think, if those millions who came here and stayed illegally had remained in their own countries, they could have made those countries better places to live. Heck, they can return to those countries now and fix them. That’s how it works, if you don’t just open the human faucet and flood other lands.

  2. This is a shinning example of WHY Bean, Hare, Foster and Halvorson are called “Lame Ducks”

  3. This is just another reason…she cannot be trusted..she knows full well that the overwhelming majority in our district do not favor this…yet once again she goes against us….cant wait for her to try to reclaim her seat in two years…does she think we will forget this vote too…..cant wait for townhall meetings with her in a couple of years……going going gone….but not forgotten…….

  4. Just goes to show that Republicans are afraid of anyone who does not look like them….Do you really know what the Dream Act is about? Based on the comments here…NO!….TP and narrow mindedness will be the downfall of this great nation.

  5. There are many who know EXACTLY what is in the DREAM Act bill. But for those that may not know enough about it, the following is what you SHOULD know as reported in the Daily Herald:

    “The Congressional Budget Office recently estimated that the boost a crop of better-educated young people would bring to the economy would ultimately outweigh the costs of college tuition for program participants”

    In other words, kids coming here illegally up to the age of 16 years old would get a college education on OUR dime to ‘boost the economy’. My question is, WHERE does the free line form for our natural born young people who CAN’T afford a college education? What’s wrong with these kids ‘boosting the economy’ and doing it without a translator? I am not sending my hard earned money to Washington just so that some illegals kids can get a free college education.

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