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GOP Senators Block Immigration Reform

Senate Republicans and a handful of Democrats voted Saturday morning to block legislation that would grant legal residency to illegal immigrants who came to the U.S. before the age of 16. The DREAM Act, which would give legal status to illegal immigrants who came to the country at a young age, lived here for at least five years, graduated from high school and attended college or served in the military, fell five votes short of the 60 needed to overcome a GOP-led filibuster — 55 to 41/Alexander Bolton, The Hill. More here.

Question: Do you agree/disagree with U.S. Senate GOP action to block the DREAM Act?

Labrador Backed Leniency For Illegals

The Republican nominee for Congress, Raul Labrador, has had to answer questions about his stance on immigration since the day he declared his intention to run for Congress in early December of 2010.  The same day Labrador jumped in the race, state Sen. Mike Jorgenson, R-Hayden Lake, called on Labrador to immediately withdraw from the race due to his positions on immigration and border security.  The coming general election has not reduced questions on where Labrador stands on immigration issues. has obtained an audio clip from 2007 in which Labrador proclaims his support for the controversial DREAM Act/Dustin Hurst, Idaho Reporter. More here.

Question: Will Raul Labrador’s positions on immigration and border security help or haunt him during his campaign against incumbent Congressman Walt Minnick?

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