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Shamnesty returns: The DREAM Act won’t die
Michelle Malkin ^ | 17 SEPT 2007 | Michelle Malkin

Posted on 09/17/2007 5:29:23 AM PDT by radar101

Tell your senator: Vote NO on Senate Amendment 2237

Exactly one week ago, I warned about the return of the DREAM Act, which would confer special tuition benefits on illegal alien students despite federal prohibitions on such special treatment.

It was September 11 and no one was paying attention, I guess.

Well, now bipartisan open-borders lawmakers in Congress are poised to slip the DREAM Act (Senate Amendment 2237 text here) in during consideration of the Department of Defense authorization bill (H.R. 1585) this week.

Numbers USA has the lowdown. The sponsor is Dick Durbin. Open-borders Orrin Hatch has sponsored previous DREAM Act legislation.

Refresher: Re-read Kris Kobach, “Why the DREAM Act Is a Nightmare.” Kobach recounts how 10 states ignored a federal law passed in 1996 to bar in-state tuition preferences for illegal aliens:

In addition to being a dream for those who have broken the law, the DREAM Act raises an even larger issue regarding the relationship between states and the federal government. The 10 states have created a 21st century version of the nullifica­tion movement—defying federal law simply because they do not like it. In so doing, they have challenged the basic structure of the republic. The DREAM Act would pardon this offense and, in so doing, encourage states to defy other federal law in the future.

One thing that has been learned in the struggle to enforce federal immigration laws is that states cannot be allowed to undermine the federal efforts to enforce them. Rule of law can be fully restored only if all levels of government are working to uphold it. I’ve said many times before that when shamnesty doesn’t pass wholesale, the open borders crowd will take it piecemeal. This is just the first piece.

So, which will it be: Sanctuary Nation or Sovereign Nation?

Via Numbers USA, you can send a fax to your Senators now:

Please do not attach any amnesty amendments to the Department of Defense authorization bill.

I am especially concerned about Amendment 2237, which would attach the DREAM Act to the bill. The DREAM Act is a loophole-ridden amnesty that would grant legal status to almost any illegal alien who applied for it.

On its surface, the DREAM Act would provide amnesty to illegal aliens who entered the United States before the age of 16 and grant them in-state tuition. At the very least, these provisions give preferential treatment to students who shouldn’t even be in the country over our own young people - many of whom will struggle to afford higher education.

But that is not all that is wrong with the DREAM Act. The bill was written in such a way that there is no upper age limit and very little burden of proof placed on the applicant. A 45-year-old illegal alien who had entered the country less than a year ago could game the system by simply walking into a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services office and providing a sworn statement that he had been in the country since before he was 16. Thus, this is an invitation for just about every illegal alien to fraudulently claim the amnesty.

This is a perfect example of the slippery slope of amnesty. Once you start rewarding some law-breakers, you end up rewarding them all. Here are Durbin’s co-sponsors…and their phone numbers:

Sen Hagel, Chuck [NE] - 7/16/2007 202-224-4224

Sen Lugar, Richard G. [IN] - 7/16/2007 202-224-4814

Sen Leahy, Patrick J. [VT] - 7/16/2007 202-224-4242

Sen Obama, Barack [IL] - 7/16/2007 202-224-2854

Sen Lieberman, Joseph I. [CT] - 7/16/2007 202-224-4041

Sen Feinstein, Dianne [CA] - 7/16/2007 202-224-3841

Sen Kerry, John F. [MA] - 7/16/2007 202-224-2742

Sen Feingold, Russell D. [WI] - 7/16/2007 202-224-5323

Sen Clinton, Hillary Rodham [NY] - 7/16/2007 202-224-4451

Sen Bayh, Evan [IN] - 7/16/2007 202-224-5623

Sen Menendez, Robert [NJ] - 7/16/2007 202-224-4744

Sen Murray, Patty [WA] - 7/16/2007 202-224-2621

Sen Boxer, Barbara [CA] - 7/16/2007 202-224-3553

Sen Cantwell, Maria [WA] - 7/16/2007 202-224-3441

Sen Salazar, Ken [CO] - 7/16/2007 202-224-5852

Sen Dodd, Christopher J. [CT] - 7/16/2007 202-224-2823

Capitol switchboard: 202-224-3121

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Like Sen. Jeff Sessions says, “We may be heading for another immigration battle.”


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 110th; aliens; amnesty; dreamact; illegalimmigration; immigrantlist; immigration; nau; nightmare; shamnesty; stealthamnesty

1 posted on 09/17/2007 5:29:25 AM PDT by radar101
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To: radar101

http://www.numbersusa.com/faxcenter?action=preview&ID=8792


2 posted on 09/17/2007 5:30:46 AM PDT by radar101 (Duncan Hunter-The only possibility)
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To: radar101

http://www.numbersusa.com/index


3 posted on 09/17/2007 5:31:35 AM PDT by radar101 (Duncan Hunter-The only possibility)
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To: radar101; All

Thanks for posting.

CALLS MUST BE MADE NOW!!!


4 posted on 09/17/2007 5:33:36 AM PDT by Kimberly GG (INVEST IN THE FUTURE - DUNCAN HUNTER '08.....(NO MORE CFRers))
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To: radar101

Individual Senators e-mail addresses and tel # listed alphabetically here:

http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm


5 posted on 09/17/2007 5:41:29 AM PDT by Vn_survivor_67-68
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To: Las Vegas Dave

HI! Have you seen this?

I just spoke to Voinovich’s office and was told that the majority of calls coming in are IN FAVOR of the DREAM ACT being added to the Defense Bill.

Would you mind pinging Ohio. We’ve got to get this stopped again! We were warned by Roy Beck at NumbersUSA that the pro-illegal/amnesty groups were really going to step up their calls...apparently they have!

Thanks


6 posted on 09/17/2007 5:46:16 AM PDT by Kimberly GG (INVEST IN THE FUTURE - DUNCAN HUNTER '08.....(NO MORE CFRers))
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To: radar101; All

If you have a ping list for your individual states, especially if you are in the state of one of the sponsors Michelle has listed or a state with Legislators that have been pro-illegal/amnesty, please ping Freepers to start making these calls TODAY!


7 posted on 09/17/2007 5:48:14 AM PDT by Kimberly GG (INVEST IN THE FUTURE - DUNCAN HUNTER '08.....(NO MORE CFRers))
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To: TonyRo76

Hi...see my post above...can you Ping Ohio?


8 posted on 09/17/2007 5:51:59 AM PDT by Kimberly GG (INVEST IN THE FUTURE - DUNCAN HUNTER '08.....(NO MORE CFRers))
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To: Kimberly GG

hopefully, incoming calls are just a voice on the phone to them and recognized for the seminar calls that they are.....I just checked the e-mail contact info on a dozen Senator websites and all of them I checked qualify the sender as a constituent by addresses entered.......remember - “all politics is local”

http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm


9 posted on 09/17/2007 5:57:38 AM PDT by Vn_survivor_67-68
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To: radar101

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1896366/posts?page=246

Thread with additional information on STOPPING the DREAM ACT.


10 posted on 09/17/2007 5:58:03 AM PDT by Kimberly GG (INVEST IN THE FUTURE - DUNCAN HUNTER '08.....(NO MORE CFRers))
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To: radar101
"The Dream Act"?

Well, my dream is to not have any illegal aliens in this country. I fail to see how this legislation accomplishes that.

11 posted on 09/17/2007 5:59:55 AM PDT by SMM48
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To: SMM48

Seems to me that we ought to start blitzing the House on this subterfuge to the rights of Citizenship and Sovereignty right now, BEFORE it flares up there, too......


12 posted on 09/17/2007 6:07:05 AM PDT by Vn_survivor_67-68
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To: Vn_survivor_67-68

So true...and the internet email setups don’t allow ‘out of state’ messages, but when someone sponsors or co-sponsors an amendment like this, I always feel that as an American citizen, I have the right to phone that Senator, no matter what state, and let him/her know my position. I will call each of them, even though I am in Ohio. I just tell them, as an American Citizen, I am opposed to the DREAM ACT and I am outraged that they would cosponsor an amendment that would attach the DREAM Act Amnesty to the Defense Bill.


13 posted on 09/17/2007 6:09:44 AM PDT by Kimberly GG (INVEST IN THE FUTURE - DUNCAN HUNTER '08.....(NO MORE CFRers))
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To: All

Durbin’s Dream Act = AMNESTY

turns 100% of all minors into anchor babies regardless of citizenship. It is the open door to serial immigration AND
it compromises national security by puting illegals in the ranks. (compared to legal aliens currently allowed)


14 posted on 09/17/2007 6:11:56 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: radar101; All

It appears that this list in the thread post may be incorrect. My second call to Lugar’s office I was told that while he co-sponsored the original DREAM ACT, he is NOT a co-sponsor of the Senate Bill to attach it to the Defense Bill and they do not know how he would vote. Sure. Anyway, I said NO DREAM ACT AMNESTY and outrage over it being attached to our Defense Bill.


15 posted on 09/17/2007 6:14:23 AM PDT by Kimberly GG (INVEST IN THE FUTURE - DUNCAN HUNTER '08.....(NO MORE CFRers))
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To: All

The illegal aliens are calling.

In FL a group of HIGH SCHOOL KIDS are pushing for this illegal alien dream act.


16 posted on 09/17/2007 6:20:23 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Kimberly GG

“as an American Citizen, AND YOUR CONSTITUENT, I am opposed to the DREAM ACT and I am outraged that they would cosponsor an amendment that would attach the DREAM Act Amnesty to the Defense Bill.”

FWIW...


17 posted on 09/17/2007 6:30:39 AM PDT by Vn_survivor_67-68
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To: Kimberly GG
I do exactly the same thing! While identifying myself, I always give my state and tell the staffer that it is that important, so I am making this call. By the phone, I keep a pad that has three words; illegal, erosion, apathy. That usually keeps me on track, and keeps the call under 90 seconds.

There is also a printout of all the Congress contact info, and I usually don’t use email because it is so easy for them to just hit the delete button. My phone contract allows unlimited long distance, so I do have the time and patience plus resources for this, but it takes a certain amount of thick skin too!

18 posted on 09/17/2007 6:35:12 AM PDT by ishabibble (ALL-AMERICAN INFIDEL)
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To: radar101

If you are in this country illegally, why should you get ANY government benefits? What is wrong with these Senators? ....obviously they weren’t serious when they swore to uphold and defend the Constitution.


19 posted on 09/17/2007 8:07:58 AM PDT by The Great RJ ("Mir we bleiwen wat mir sin" or "We want to remain what we are." ..Luxembourg motto)
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To: radar101
I've been calling all morning and I called and emailed last friday. I also have used NumbersUSA to fax my senators and reps, everyone should do that. We are making a difference with the faxes. It is FREE to fax on NumbersUSA, they do ask for donations but you can fax without making one. www.numbersusa.com is the URL.

We need to stay on this people, they had this organized ahead of time and are having the illegals and high school kids calling! We need to swamp them again, no matter how many they get to call, WE outnumber them and need to swamp them again.

20 posted on 09/17/2007 8:24:07 AM PDT by calex59
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To: radar101

21 posted on 09/17/2007 8:47:59 AM PDT by Travis McGee (--www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com--)
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To: 1_Inch_Group; 2sheep; 2Trievers; 3AngelaD; 3pools; 3rdcanyon; 4Freedom; 4ourprogeny; 7.62 x 51mm; ..

ping


22 posted on 09/17/2007 9:10:36 AM PDT by gubamyster
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To: radar101

These Dream Act kids will get expedited citizenship. Once citizens they can sponsor their illegal alien parents and siblings for green cards and other little scams for “legalizing their status”


23 posted on 09/17/2007 10:17:30 AM PDT by dennisw
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To: Vn_survivor_67-68

B T T T


24 posted on 09/17/2007 11:39:48 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker ( Hunter/Thompson/Thompson/Hunter in 08! "Read my lips....No new RINO's" !!)
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To: Travis McGee

Here we go again.............................


25 posted on 09/17/2007 11:40:38 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker ( Hunter/Thompson/Thompson/Hunter in 08! "Read my lips....No new RINO's" !!)
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To: dennisw

“These Dream Act kids will get expedited citizenship. Once citizens they can sponsor their illegal alien parents and siblings for green cards and other little scams for “legalizing their status””

Why do I feel like gangsters are running this country?


26 posted on 09/17/2007 11:42:34 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker ( Hunter/Thompson/Thompson/Hunter in 08! "Read my lips....No new RINO's" !!)
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To: Kimberly GG

Lugar is a open borders, globalist, New World Order RINO. I can honestly say he will vote for this bill to be passed.

He has no interest in representing the views of Indiana voters. He does what HE wants to.


27 posted on 09/17/2007 11:45:31 AM PDT by dforest (Duncan Hunter is the best hope we have on both fronts.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Gangsters are running this country. Not all of it but they run immigration. The American people are run roughshod on this. All the time except last August with the Grande Shamnesty. Now the gangsters plan to institute amnesty piecemeal. Below the radar.


28 posted on 09/17/2007 1:07:14 PM PDT by dennisw
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To: radar101

Amnesty for Illegals...by incremental steps...

This is the natural outcome of the defeats of “comprehensive
immigration reform”.


29 posted on 09/17/2007 1:11:37 PM PDT by VOA
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To: Kimberly GG; ADemocratNoMore; Akron Al; arbee4bush; Badeye; Bikers4Bush; BlindedByTruth; bonfire; ..

Ohio Ping!


30 posted on 09/17/2007 1:57:18 PM PDT by Las Vegas Dave ("We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good."-Hillary Clinton, June 2004.)
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To: dennisw

“Gangsters are running this country. Not all of it but they run immigration. The American people are run roughshod on this. All the time except last August with the Grande Shamnesty. Now the gangsters plan to institute amnesty piecemeal. Below the radar.”

The hell with their radar......my secretary and I have been pounding these reprobates all day!


31 posted on 09/17/2007 2:59:43 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker ( Hunter/Thompson/Thompson/Hunter in 08! "Read my lips....No new RINO's" !!)
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To: radar101

We have to keep calling and writing. The future of this country is at stake. I wish I could think of something additional to do that is effective.


32 posted on 09/17/2007 3:02:18 PM PDT by Dante3
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To: gubamyster

Bttt!


33 posted on 09/17/2007 4:44:09 PM PDT by TheLion (How about "Comprehensive Immigration Enforcement," for a change)
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To: radar101

Its a G-D zombie that will not die!!!


34 posted on 09/17/2007 5:20:33 PM PDT by Mikey_1962 (If Roger Maris got an asterisk next to his name, Bonds should get a syringe)
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To: radar101

Glenn Beck (CNN Headline News Channel) will be discussing the Dream (amnesty) Act in a couple minutes from now.


35 posted on 09/17/2007 6:22:18 PM PDT by yorkie
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To: Dante3
We have to keep calling and writing. The future of this country is at stake. I wish I could think of something additional to do that is effective.

As if we don't have enough problems with war and sub-prime mortgages---
These jackasses in DC want to legalize millions of Mexicans and others right at the time we are probably heading to recession and don't need any illegal aliens to supplement our labor force

Illegal aliens (Mexicans) were sent packing during the Great Depression. With today's dead real estate market, lack of construction work and recession coming up, illegal aliens should be given every incentive to GTFO

36 posted on 09/18/2007 4:17:07 AM PDT by dennisw
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To: Las Vegas Dave

Thanks!
I made my call!


37 posted on 09/18/2007 10:58:57 AM PDT by griswold3 (Al queda is guilty of hirabah (war against society) Penalty is death.)
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