Skip to comments.DREAM supporters seek a holiday miracle in D.C.
Posted on 12/14/2010 7:16:29 PM PST by moonshinner_09
WASHINGTON Texas clergy from San Antonio, Houston and Dallas joined a Tuesday march on Capitol Hill to press senators to approve an immigration bill that would provide citizenship for foreign-born children.
More than 100 leaders from 10 states took part in a march around U.S. Senate office buildings as lawmakers scrambled to finish their legislative work in a lame-duck session and adjourn for the holidays.
"We are hoping for a Christmas miracle," said the Rev. Harry Knox with Resurrection Metropolitan Community Church in Houston.
The Rev. Lorenza Andrade Smith, a San Antonio Methodist minister, and Maria Antonietta Berriozabal, a former San Antonio councilwoman, took part in the Washington activities just days after their Nov. 29 arrest for protesting at the San Antonio office of Republican Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison.Measure 'too expansive' Knox, Berriozabal and Smith were among the activists who called on Hutchison to drop her opposition to the DREAM Act. Its full name is the Development, Relief and Education of Alien Minors Act.
Hutchison and Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, say the bill would result in chain migration of relatives by granting citizenship to illegal immigrant students and those who served in the military.
"The senator has been consistent and clear that she cannot support the DREAM Act legislation before the Senate because it is too expansive," said Courtney Sanders, a spokeswoman.
The House passed its version of the DREAM Act last week, but opposition by Senate Republicans and some Democrats make passage more unlikely there.
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christmas miracle would be obama resigning and getting arrested for high crimes and the lgoan act
We need to pray for a miracle that it does NOT pass.
That's a group of clergy I have absolutely no problem telling to go to hell....and meaning it.
Hopefully, the Republicans will keep arguing about taxes and the budget until the next Congress. Why on earth would the Republicans want to give the Dems a victory on anything?
When Clergy and other Church’s do stuff like this I consider them primary political activists/community organizers who talk about the Bible on the side.
LBJ Hospital in Houston is building a new wing to deal with the influx of anchors. The driver for my husband’s co. said that an employee there said that they are delivering a baby every 6 minutes from the Hispanic community. They expect it to get to i every minute. We are under attack. Pray for America.
Under NO CIRCUMSTANCES should the United States reward foreign criminals with citizenship.
Their first act was to violate our territorial integrity and spit on our laws.
I don’t care about their excuses and sob stories.
The American people should never suffer the consequences of the acts of foreign criminals.
Anmesty = amnesty. It really doesn’t matter how it’s spelled if the Commie’RATS are allowed to get away with this commie crap.
Force the reading of the intire bill on the floor. That should but ...days, and thats what we need to do to these dems, run out the clock on this 5hit!
My Archdiocese in Omaha has been pushing “immigration compassion” for the past year and I’m getting sick of it.
Come to think of it, they’re giving more time to “social justice” lately. They’re dabbling in ceaser’s world when it should be God’s.
If they keep this up, they will lost part of their flock.
The reason that many organizations are infiltrated by the Left is that the leftists are better organizers than moderate and conservative Americans.
Resist, be vocal, organize your like minded friends. Don't sit home alone and cry.
Sorry Jim Demint Said On the Lou Dobbs Show Yesterday afternoon that the Deal has Already Been Made By the REPUBLICAN leadership,In Exchange for the Tax Rate Extensions the Democrats get The DREAM act ,Dont Ask Dont Tell Repealed and the START Treaty Approved. Dobbs Was Stunned,Demint Said The deal was Approved By the REPUBLICAN leadership !! The Lying Scumbags are Traitors
OMG - if that’s so, not only are those guys lying scumbags but pathetic negotiators. Absolutely moronic.
You are the only one that seems to have heard this.
Why haven’t you returned to your vanity post to defend this same allegation?
I looked for, on Google, "Jim Demint Deal" and there is NOTHING to support your claim. Your thread got pulled, BTW.