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DREAM supporters seek a holiday miracle in D.C.
Houston Chronicle ^ | Dec. 14, 2010 | Gary Martin SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at chron.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 111th; dreamact; immigration
If I rob a bank, should I be able to keep the money even after serving a jail sentence? Should I be able to get a “speed pass” after being given a ticket for speeding? So, why should illegals be able to continue to benefit from their law breaking, that is why should they be able to stay in the Country? That’s why it’s called amnesty, because they are not really paying a price for breaking the law if they are allowed to stay here in the Country. The message continues that all illegals love America(except it’s hard to say that with so many of them not bothering to learn English, to pay taxes, to not stop committing crime, and to stop flying the flag of their Country of Birth), how they will make America better.
1 posted on 12/14/2010 7:16:33 PM PST by moonshinner_09
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To: moonshinner_09

christmas miracle would be obama resigning and getting arrested for high crimes and the lgoan act


2 posted on 12/14/2010 7:18:07 PM PST by truthbetold11 (truthbetold11)
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To: truthbetold11

We need to pray for a miracle that it does NOT pass.


3 posted on 12/14/2010 7:23:20 PM PST by MrInvisible
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To: moonshinner_09
"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. "

That's a group of clergy I have absolutely no problem telling to go to hell....and meaning it.

4 posted on 12/14/2010 7:23:25 PM PST by Psycho_Bunny (Hail To The Fail-In-Chief)
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To: truthbetold11

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?


5 posted on 12/14/2010 7:24:05 PM PST by WilliamHouston
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To: MrInvisible

Amen.


6 posted on 12/14/2010 7:35:25 PM PST by Sister_T ("Calling ILLEGAL aliens "immigrants" is like calling shoplifters 'customers'!"-UCFRoadWarrior ><>)
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To: Psycho_Bunny

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.


7 posted on 12/14/2010 7:40:50 PM PST by matt04
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To: matt04

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.


8 posted on 12/14/2010 7:49:07 PM PST by magna carta
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To: moonshinner_09

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.


9 posted on 12/14/2010 8:00:54 PM PST by radpolis (Liberals: You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy)
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To: moonshinner_09
Wouldn't this "Christmas miracle" be a violation of church and state if the pinheads in the federal government give the illegal alien lawbreakers an anmesty gift certificate?
10 posted on 12/14/2010 8:09:19 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Merry Christmas to all of my FReeper FRiends!)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Anmesty = amnesty. It really doesn’t matter how it’s spelled if the Commie’RATS are allowed to get away with this commie crap.


11 posted on 12/14/2010 8:11:29 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Merry Christmas to all of my FReeper FRiends!)
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To: moonshinner_09

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!


12 posted on 12/14/2010 8:19:07 PM PST by Spitzensparkin1 (Arrest and deport all illegal aliens. Americans demand our jobs back! Whooorah, Arizona!)
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To: All

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.


13 posted on 12/14/2010 8:30:38 PM PST by ak267
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To: ak267
My Archdiocese... has been pushing “immigration compassion” for the past year

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.

14 posted on 12/15/2010 2:41:32 AM PST by iowamark
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To: MrInvisible

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


15 posted on 12/15/2010 3:52:55 AM PST by ballplayer
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To: ballplayer

OMG - if that’s so, not only are those guys lying scumbags but pathetic negotiators. Absolutely moronic.


16 posted on 12/15/2010 6:25:52 AM PST by MrInvisible
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To: ballplayer

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?


17 posted on 12/15/2010 6:29:09 AM PST by FreedomOfExpression
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To: ballplayer

Prove it.


18 posted on 12/15/2010 6:32:39 AM PST by Lazamataz (Only 21 days of Democrat fascism left!)
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To: ballplayer
Ballplayer, you are full of

I looked for, on Google, "Jim Demint Deal" and there is NOTHING to support your claim. Your thread got pulled, BTW.

19 posted on 12/15/2010 6:38:48 AM PST by Lazamataz (Only 21 days of Democrat fascism left!)
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To: FreedomOfExpression
Cuz he's full of
20 posted on 12/15/2010 6:40:11 AM PST by Lazamataz (Only 21 days of Democrat fascism left!)
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To: ballplayer

Link please


21 posted on 12/15/2010 11:05:36 AM PST by Maverick68
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To: FreedomOfExpression

Dont yell at Me He said it on the Lou Dobbs Show.I said in the Post I am Not Saying it Demint Did and I dont have Lou Dobbs Phone Number


22 posted on 12/16/2010 3:27:20 AM PST by ballplayer
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To: FreedomOfExpression

What ALLEGATION! I am On the Road all Day and I listen to Talk Radio,On the LouDobbs show Demint said that,Im sorry if it upsets you but THATS WHAT THE MAN SAID so dont take it out on me. If I had Lou Dobbs Home Phone number I would Give it too you.
All we can do now is see what happens and then you can see if what he said does not come to pass,But the Guy said what he said so DONT BLAME ME!


23 posted on 12/16/2010 3:31:50 AM PST by ballplayer
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To: Lazamataz

I dont have to prove anything ,the Proof will come when all that Demint said comes to Pass or not. I dont give a Damn if you believe it or not ,HE SAID IT,now see if all these issues pass or not.


24 posted on 12/16/2010 3:33:46 AM PST by ballplayer
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To: Lazamataz

I did not say it was A Jim Demint Deal Demint Said the Republican Leadership signed off on the Deal. The proof will be in soon enough pal and you can eat what you had Pictured


25 posted on 12/16/2010 3:36:15 AM PST by ballplayer
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To: ballplayer

You are so old.


26 posted on 12/16/2010 4:32:35 AM PST by Lazamataz (Only 21 days of Democrat fascism left!)
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To: ballplayer

You need rest.


27 posted on 12/16/2010 4:33:23 AM PST by Lazamataz (Only 21 days of Democrat fascism left!)
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To: Lazamataz

Do you Know Me? How Do you know How Old I am


28 posted on 12/16/2010 4:36:00 AM PST by ballplayer
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To: ballplayer

You are 28.


29 posted on 12/16/2010 4:42:53 AM PST by palmer (Cooperating with Obama = helping him extend the depression and implement socialism.)
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To: ballplayer
I took a quick picture of you!

I'm peeking in your window right now. Put some clothes on!

30 posted on 12/16/2010 5:14:41 AM PST by Lazamataz (Only 21 days of Democrat fascism left!)
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To: ballplayer
You made a vanity post.
There was no link to confirm what was said.
No one could find any mention on the Internet that DeMint said that.
Lastly, you didn't respond when asked about it.

Do you understand why people have been skeptical about what you posted?

31 posted on 12/16/2010 6:41:27 AM PST by FreedomOfExpression
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To: FreedomOfExpression

I dont mind People being Skeptical ,But Pictures Of Dog Crap and Being called a Liar when I know what I heard,That goes beyond. I dont spend twenty four hours on the Web,when I went on and saw the responses I answered them.
I went on the Lou Dobbs web site to get the Transcript for the Show they had Demints Picture with a Link for the 14th Of Dec. and the Clip was for an Interview in the 18th of November and not the Interview for the 14th of Dec. Why did they do that? I dont know but I dont have a Direct line to Dobbs Sorry.
Now today Steve Malzbergs show Interviewed Major Garrett formerly of Fox News about his article in National Journal and during the Interview he asked about all the Pending Issues and Guess what he said, pretty Much the Same damn thing. John Kyle from Arizona has been Negotiating with the White House about the Estate Tax,only raising it to 35 percent he has been,according to Garrett been doing that since Katrina and what was done was for extending the tax rates for 2 years the Republicans would Work with the President on the Other Issues. So whats the Difference?


32 posted on 12/16/2010 3:19:54 PM PST by ballplayer
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To: ballplayer

Personally, I was skeptical, but I try to give people the benefit of the doubt. I do think some went too far.
Perhaps even I did, and if so, I apologize.

Though it’s best to post an article or vanity when you can stick around to reply to comments, that’s not always possible.
However, I believe that is what set some people’s troll alarms off.
These problems would have been prevented if the website had up to date audio clips.


33 posted on 12/16/2010 9:23:58 PM PST by FreedomOfExpression
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To: FreedomOfExpression

Well your probably right about Hanging around after you post something but I go online early in the Morning before I go to work and I did not see anyhting on line about what I had heard and it Bothered me so i Made My Post,you can check But I dont think in all the Years I have Been On Freerepublic i have Posted 8 or 9 times if that,I just wanted to get out there what I heard. I went to The Lou Dobbs Show Web site and they had a November 18th Interview Posted instead of the Dec.14th show.
Well I can tell you this I feel vindicated because on the Steve Malzberg Show in New York Yesterday in the 4oclock hour,Major Garrett formerly of Fox news and now Working for National Journal was Interviewed about the Coloumn he wrote for the Journal and he told Malzberg about John Kyle of Arizona who has been Negotiating with Obama since Katrina on only Raising the Estate tax to 35 percent and raising the Cutoff to 5 million dollars,he told Obama that the Number one issue for Republicans was the Extension of the Bush Tax rates and that if Obama signed off on that the Republicans would work with him On his issues.
Well that is what Demint said on the Dobbs Show.
Look I feel the same way a Lot of people do On Freerepublic about our Country,I was in Washington DC on 9-12 with My Family and 8-28 for Becks Rally ,Emotions are High for obvious reasonswe all need to active and Informed ,If I said something mean or offensive I apologize, I would not post anything that was not true,I was just trying to Inform.
Merry Christmas!


34 posted on 12/17/2010 5:43:52 AM PST by ballplayer
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To: ballplayer

You may end up being correct, but saying “we will work with the President on his issues” is far from saying it’s a done deal.
I hope you’re wrong and I’m sure YOU hope you’re wrong.


35 posted on 12/17/2010 6:01:42 AM PST by Maverick68
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To: Maverick68

EXACTLY,All I was Trying to do was Inform


36 posted on 12/17/2010 6:02:57 AM PST by ballplayer
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To: Maverick68

No One Likes being played for a Sucker But it just seems to me we are all being Played. I dont think Anyone In Republican Leadership Cares for the Tea Partiers,they Slam Sarah Palin every Chance they get. Does it seem strange to you that This Omnibus Bill comes out of Nowhere at this point in time? I know it fits the Democrat MO,but what a Graet Distraction,then they Kill this Monstrosity and the So Call “TAX CUT” That isnt sails through,it actually is a Trillion dollar stimulus. What has Changed? The Debt Problem Has Gotten Worse and taxes are Staying the Same,all you get is a 2percent reduction in Social Security deduction
from your Check for 1 Year to give the Illusion of a Tax cut and I still want the Question Answered if this is not a Back door reduction for seniors who will be Retiring in the Next 5 years because of a Reduction in their Contribution to their Social Security accounts. I say this 2% deduction is an Illusion because Imagine, after all this talk about The TAX CUT BILL in January you look at your pay check and say this is the same as it was last year where is the Cut? Its Phony,now you see a Little reduction and dont even think about the fact that next year it goes away and your Social security could be affected to Boot.


37 posted on 12/17/2010 6:21:31 AM PST by ballplayer
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