Sue Myrick (N.C. 9) voted against the DREAM Act last night, citing loopholes that will lead to amnesty for illegal immigrants. Myrick is the U.S. Representative for the Charlotte area, including Mint Hill.

β€œThe DREAM Act is amnesty, plain and simple,” she said. “Once an illegal alien applies for citizenship under this bill, the government is prohibited from deporting him or her – no matter how fraudulent the claim – providing safe harbor and a pathway to amnesty for millions.”

The DREAM Act passed in the House by a vote of 216 – 198. However, it’s not expected to pass in the U.S. Senate.

For a good debate on the pluses and minuses of the DREAM Act, watch this video.