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Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Senate Staffers to Meet With Illegal Aliens, Call to stop the Dream Act

Michelle Malkin has the details here and here.

Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) filed to invoke cloture on S. 2205, Assistant Majority Leader Dick Durbin’s (D-Ill.) new stand-alone DREAM Act amnesty bill. The cloture vote, for which 60 YES votes are necessary to prevent a filibuster on the measure, is set for Wednesday, October 24. Reid is attempting to bring this nightmarish amnesty bill to the floor under Senate Rule XIV without it ever having been debated in committee.”

Power Line says a reader was told by Hagel's office that the meeting with the illegal aliens if off, but Power Line then called and was told it is still on.

They also point us to the group NumbersUSA, that estimates that it would grant amnesty to an estimated 1.4 million illegal aliens between the ages of 5 and 19 and several million illegal aliens between the ages of 20 and 30. It would also grant amnesty to the family members of those illegal aliens.

Call your representative!

Capitol switchboard - 202-224-3121.

DREAM Act, from the Heritage Foundation:

The DREAM Act (S. 774) is a nightmare. It is a mas­sive amnesty that extends to the millions of illegal aliens who entered the United States before the age of 16. The illegal alien who applies for this amnesty is immediately rewarded with "conditional" lawful per­manent resident (green card) status, which can be converted to a non-conditional green card in short order. The alien can then use his newly acquired status to seek green cards for the parents who brought him in illegally in the first place. In this way, it is also a back­door amnesty for the millions of illegal aliens who brought their children with them to the United States.

What is less well known about the DREAM Act is that it also allows illegal aliens to receive in-state tuition rates at public universities, discriminating against U.S. citizens from out of state and law-abiding foreign students. It repeals a 1996 federal law that pro­hibits any state from offering in-state tuition rates to illegal aliens unless the state also offers in-state tuition rates to all U.S. citizens.

On its own, the DREAM Act never stood a chance of passing. Every scientific opinion poll on the subject has shown over 70 percent opposition to giving in-state tuition benefits to illegal aliens.

Not surprisingly, the DREAM Act languished in committee for five years after it was first introduced in 2001—until the opportunity arose to hitch it to the Senate's "comprehensive" immigration bills of 2006 and 2007.
[Update] Tancredo called ICE to arrest the illegal human shields the politicians were trying to hide behind this time.

I repeat....Call your representative!

Capitol switchboard - 202-224-3121

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