Whether this act will get the 60 votes needed in the lame-duck Congress is anybody’s guess. However, the democrats have at least promised to squeeze it onto the floor in the twilight of Democratic control of the House.
The Dream Act will not fix immigration from the border to the workplace to the future flow of Americans-in-waiting but is just "a down payment for future reform," as the New York Times describes it.
So, this is where we stand on immigration legislation. The situation is simply mimicking the state of affairs in Washington, D.C. where political bickering and partisan self-interests have brought political policy and decision making to a stand-still.
So much for immigration policy in the United States. Note: Remember that the USCIS and ICE are concentrating on domestic immigration control and enforcement, so it is vitally important that you as an employer of foreign labor have all your documentation organized and ready for inspection should ICE decide to pay you a visit.
If, on the other hand, you happen to be an undocumented alien, be aware that last year the Obama administration had 400,000 people expelled from the country and next year does not promise to be different.
As we close 2010 I sincerely hope to be able to report on more development in the area of immigration. The problems are out there, millions of people living a shadowy sub-culture existence in the midst of all of us. People afraid to visit hospitals, go to school, drive a car, without health insurance, and the list goes on....
Democrats or Republicans, it does not matter where they belong on the scale, all have a human responsibility as well as a political responsibility to finally bite this bullet. I do not foresee any winners in this battle, only losers. Nevertheless the battle must be fought for the sake of all of us.

Submitted by Attorney Jan J Johansson