Illegal Alien Students Sue to Stop US Senate Filibuster

It’s an Obama world.


Illegal alien students sued today to overturn the US upper chamber’s filibuster rule.
They want you to pay for their education.
The Washington Times reported:

Illegal immigrant students and members of the House sued the Senate this week to try to overturn the upper chamber’s filibuster rule, arguing that the 60-vote supermajority requirement violates the Constitution and is blocking important legislation such as legalization for illegal immigrants.

If successful, the lawsuit, filed Monday, would rewrite the way the Senate operates — though courts generally have been reluctant to meddle in internal congressional rules.

Still, the effort mixes two thorny issues in separation of powers and immigration, and is likely to keep the Dream Act at the forefront of the national debate. The bill would legalize illegal immigrant students and young adults who were brought to the U.S. as children and who are seen as among the toughest cases in the immigration debate.

In late 2010, the Dream Act passed the House but was blocked from action by a filibuster in the Senate. The 55-41 vote fell five shy of the 60 needed to overcome a filibuster.

“The filibuster is exactly that — it’s a rule that’s crippled our system of government. Undocumented youth, perhaps like no other group, understands about the legislative process,” said Caesar Vargas, an illegal immigrant who went through college and law school and could benefit from the Dream Act legalization bill. “We have lived it; we have shed tears for it. And we have seen a minority able to cripple dreams.”

The filibuster is not found in the Constitution, but rather is a Senate rule that stems from its tradition of extended debate. Lawmakers used to use that extended debate privilege to talk legislation to death, so the chamber came up with the “cloture” rule, which, after several changes, now allows debate to be cut off if 60 of the 100 senators vote to do so.

Far left open border activists are reportedly energized following Barack Obama’s gay marriage flip-flop.

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  • befuddled

    Mr. Smith goes to Washington.

  • Rachelle

    Deportation not education.

  • ant

    “Oh, boo-hoo!” Mr. Vargas. This makes sense, apparently American citizens can’t sue their government or Senate but foreign invaders can…. the same laws that we must obey need not be followed by the foreign invaders, so hell…why not? Maybe Americans should try to sue our government for failing to prevent this influx of criminals and the destructive drain on resources, infrastructure, and jobs.

  • TiminPhx


    No, it’s more like Pedro and Juanita invade Washington.

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  • Remco Kimber

    FRDP 12(b)(6) on its way,

    Each House may determine the rules of its proceedings, punish its members for disorderly behavior, and, with the concurrence of two thirds, expel a member.

    US Const. Art. I, section 5.

  • Nana

    What are these illegals alliens interfering with our goverment, they should be deported!

  • tarpon

    Not much education in illegal aliens is there.

    Why not deport them?

  • Blackbird

    The Democrats have to be out of their minds to try and cripple the filibuster right now. We are poised to take the Senate. If we don’t have to worry about filibuster we will roll them like a drunk at Mardi Gras for the next two years, and without the filibuster they won’t be able to do anything except cry in the corner about it.

  • neverends

    Blackbird: The dems are so out of touch that they actually think they are going to retain control of the Senate and therefore are trying to stop any Republican opposition. I personally think it would be just desserts to get the rule changed and watch the dems cry when they can’t “stop” the repubs. This issue is nothing but another “distraction” to get the illegals out to vote in Nov because Bamey is even losing his precious “base” over the gay marriage issue.
    I say go for stopping the filibuster, dems and then cry about it later!

  • http://none tommy mc donnell

    this is what howard dean and the rest of the marxists brought them here to do, enslave the american people. the american people were never going to give up their freedom so the marxists colonized the country with people that would.

    its your job to work to pay for their education, their condoms, their abortions, their birth control pills, or anything else they want. you have no right to the fruits of your labor(that was what americans thought)what you work for belongs to the politicans. that is the way it is in the countries they came from and that is the way they are going to make here.

    americans have been told that their county was being taken over by colonization since the 1980’s but you refused to believe it. well maybe you believe it now.

  • Alvin

    Illegals have no standing

  • spike

    Only thing left to say,WTF

  • bigL

    How come the 2010ers never do this? How come they never seem to do ANYTHING?

  • Time

    I am soooo happy for all these illegals that were able to gain entry into colleges across this nation and have aid in doing so too. When you have millions of legal citizens paying thousands of tax dollars a year and are unable to afford the min, state college for their children it is wrong. When you give other countries free college in this country to go home and better their home lands and you have your own citizens paying for them and yet not able to receive the same education it is wrong… Millions of home owners back in the 90s took second motgs on their homes to send their kids to college because they could not afford it. Now they are in debt to the bankers in their senior years paying off their childrens educations. Parents have learned, no more, they will not wager their futures any more… But in the same breath they see thousands of illegals going to college on their tax dollars and foreign students obtaining free education on their tax dollars and their children are left behind… Something is seriously wrong with this picture and the people that write the laws allowing this to happen… Just saying, enuf…

  • JimmyT

    They can file papers all day long and it won’t do them any good unless a judge determines it has merit and allows it to move forward. I want to see the judge that does this. The good thing is the government has their names and addresses so they can deport them. LMAO!

  • lolly

    @bigL – The 2010ers never had the numbers to get anything done. We have the House but they still have the Senate (count how many budget bills they’ve sent up only to be tabled in the Senate).

    We put them there so they could put a break on the dems bullet proof hold on all three houses (house, senate, wh). They’ve done what we asked. Now it’s our turn to clean out the rest of the garbage.

  • lolly

    @Tommy McDonnell – We’ve been screaming about this for decades. Shoot, nobody wanted Reagan to sign that amnesty bill. But both democrats and republicans are guilty of opening our country up to this freeloading, lowlife scum.

    Close to 90% of the country wants these people gone – and they support mass deportations. When has 90% of the people EVER agreed on ANY issue? That means both liberals and conservatives are on the same page on this.

    This is an issue of politicians REFUSING to do the will of the people who put them in office to represent them. It’s treason!

  • mg4us

    Illegals acting against our Constitution. . .sounds like treason.

    They should be rounded up as illegals and deported. .if not then at traitors and tried for treason!

    Do this a few times, and you see how fast they follow the procedures.

  • Arnold Williams

    Yet another law firm that can’t read the Constitution. I wonder who they are, and whether their illiteracy might impact their other clients?