McCaskill Pulling a Gillibrand?

By Mark Krikorian on April 9, 2009

Sen. Claire McCaskill, the rare Democratic immigration hawk, is apparently growing in office — she's said she'll likely vote for the DREAM Act amnesty if it comes up this year.

A while back we did some estimates of the likely size of this supposedly small amnesty, the legislative minutiae of which are here. And Roy Beck had some good questions for supporters of this amnesty for illegal-alien teenagers brought here as children: Are proponents of this measure targeting the obviously most sympathetic group of illegal aliens willing to make sure amnesty for them has no future fallout by ending the chain migration categories and making E-Verify mandatory? I didn't think so, which is why it's obvious this is simply a wedge for a wholesale amnesty.