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by Greg Siskind

Gutierrez May Support Rubio's DREAM Bill

Luis Gutierrez has told Fox News Latino that he may support Marco Rubio's Dream Act proposal depending on  the actual wording of a bill. Rubio promises a bill will be introduced within a few weeks, though as I noted before, I'll believe it when I see it. The cynic in me believes Rubio counted on Democrats reflexively opposing his measure which would allow Republicans to argue Democrats are more interested in Latino votes than actually solving immigration problems. But actually having a vote where all the Democrats back Rubio and most Republicans oppose him would be a disaster. And an elaborate ceremony at the White House with an enthusiastic Barack Obama signing the bill surely won't make the Romney folks happy. But we shall see...

About The Author

Greg Siskind is a partner in Siskind Susser's Memphis, Tennessee, office. After graduating magna cum laude from Vanderbilt University, he received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Chicago. Mr. Siskind is a member of AILA, a board member of the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, and a member of the ABA, where he serves on the LPM Publishing Board as Marketing Vice Chairman. He is the author of several books, including the J Visa Guidebook and The Lawyer's Guide to Marketing on the Internet. Mr. Siskind practices all areas of immigration law, specializing in immigration matters of the health care and technology industries. He can be reached by email at

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