Cornyn Opposes DREAM As Napolitano Says Solution to Immigration Crisis Is Reform, Not Deportations

Yesterday the Senate Judiciary Committee held its first ever hearing on the DREAM Act. The hearing held many surprises. Chief among them was Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) rejection of the DREAM Act and his utter fabrication of current immigration votes.  This is surprising given the popularity of the legislation among Hispanic's who comprise a whopping 38 percent of the population in Texas.

Senator Cornyn did not mince his words on The DREAM Act, from the Houston Chronicle:

Texas Sen. John Cornyn criticized the DREAM Act Tuesday at the measure’s first-ever Senate hearing, calling it a move that could spur illegal immigration and fraud in the absence of comprehensive immigration reform. “I have been a supporter of a version of the DREAM act for many years,” said Cornyn, R-San Antonio, who voted for the bill in 2003. But he added that the legislation offers too few protections against fraud and could lead to “chain migration’’ if it is not paired with comprehensive immigration reform.

Fortunately, neither did Jose Dante Para Spokesmen for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid who promptly noted Senator Cornyn's hypocrisy on the issue:

“Sen. Cornyn really earned his ‘Biggest Hypocrite on Immigration’ award today. If he spent a little less time talking out of both sides of his mouth and more time working with us, we could actually pass comprehensive immigration reform. He claims he wants solutions and expresses ‘sympathy’ for those caught in our broken immigration system, yet he consistently votes against fixing the system, and even voted against the DREAM Act twice within the past year."

In other news from the hearing Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano noted that the solution to the current immigration problem is reform not deportations:

Napolitano said the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) does not have the resources necessary to remove the estimated 11 million people who are in the country illegally. The DREAM Act, she said, would grant conditional citizenship to people who pose little or no threat to society and allow DHS to pursue the most harmful illegal immigrants.

Fox News puts it a different way DHS Not Looking to Deport 'DREAM Act Students', McClatchy noted that Obama officials call for passage of DREAM Act and finally a video from CNN below