Skip to comments.White House Calls on Religious Leaders to Help Push DREAM Act Over the Finish Line
Posted on 12/16/2010 10:31:51 AM PST by La Lydia
... the White House is again pushing for final passage of the Dream Act, hosting a conference call with religious leaders who are hoping to drive the deal home before everyone on Capitol Hill heads home for the holidays...According to Fox News producers on Capitol Hill, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., does intend to bring up the DREAM Act during this lame duck session.
So, while lawmakers on the Hill scramble to get everything done, the White House put together another in a series of conference calls on the DREAM Act. Rabbi Jack Moline, from Congregation Agudas Achim in Alexandria, VA says he has been working the phones on this for a while. "I have both personally and publicly called on Senators Warner and Webb to support his act. They were on the fence for a little while," Moline admitted on the call. "Have we done enough? If we had done enough we wouldn't be having this call. It's one of the reasons we're having this call."
Heather Higgenbottom from the White House Domestic Policy Council said the president is working the phones, pushing senators to vote in favor of the DREAM Act whenever it does come up for a vote and also told reporters that Defense Secretary Gates has written to the sponsors of the act...to show his support.
And in perhaps a final appeal for senators to vote in favor of the DREAM Act, Dr. Joel Hunter from A Church Distributed in Northland, FL, implored senators to be fair in their vote saying, "...don't punish the kids for something their parents did."
Even though Reid plans on bringing up the DREAM Act, it's looking less likely there will be enough time for it to get through.
(Excerpt) Read more at politics.blogs.foxnews.com ...
We need to hear from Billy Graham.
I think the stars are lining up, that DREAM is shot out.
LOL @ “religious leaders”
Synagogue of Satan
Sorry I got this mixed up with DADT
What church is Obama friendly with - Rev Wright and his type? True Christian bible believing churches are on to you Obama - no politicing in theirs. When you approve same sex marriage and approve abortion, you lost this group.
Keep calling. This is not over. Fox News Latino? LOL! Our friends at Saudi Prince Al Waleed’s Fox News. Just as bad as Prince AL Waleed’s ABC or his CNN or the other 3 networks he and the Saudi king pull the strings for Obama.
The public is so stupid. All of TV and ALL of Hollywood support the islamist. Same tactics they used to take over the UK.
.... because the last time they listened to Obama, they lost only six seats!
I hope the republicans have enough balls to threaten losing their tax-exempt status
16 There are six things the LORD hates,
seven that are detestable to him:
17 haughty eyes,
a lying tongue,
hands that shed innocent blood,
18 a heart that devises wicked schemes,
feet that are quick to rush into evil,
19 a false witness who pours out lies
and a man who stirs up dissension among brothers.
12 The wicked plot against the righteous
and gnash their teeth at them;
13 but the Lord laughs at the wicked,
for he knows their day is coming.
14 The wicked draw the sword
and bend the bow
to bring down the poor and needy,
to slay those whose ways are upright.
15 But their swords will pierce their own hearts,
and their bows will be broken.
Forever, O Lord, thy Word is firmly fixed in the Heavens. Psalm 119:89
17% real unemployment (20% in some places)- we don’t need any more citizens competing for jobs.
Notice how this WH uses religion only when absolutely necessary?
Since we know who these kids are, why haven’t their parents been deported?
Dear Sen.Weird Al Franken:
A YES on DREAM is a vote to kill the dreams of millions of young unemployed Americans who can’t find a job.
The DREAM Act would give out millions of additional 10-year work permits at a time of 9.8 percent unemployment. Even people who don’t qualify in the first place — or who do qualify for the provisional amnesty but never meet the educational criteria later — all of them can get a 10-year work permit from the start.
Applicants merely have to claim — not provide evidence — that they meet criteria of having been brought to the U.S. before age 16 and being under the age of 30 at time of enactment and being present in the U.S. at least 5 years before enactment of the amnesty, among other criteria.
Once they allege these minimal criteria, the illegal aliens are given “conditional lawful permanent resident status” and are given a 10-year work permit to compete directly with the 22 million Americans who want a full-time job but can’t find one.
Estimates suggest that up to 2 million illegal aliens could legitimately qualify for the opening application, and perhaps a couple million more might be or look young enough to fraudulently apply.
Those millions would immediately be able to legally compete for any U.S. job.
The DREAM amnesty allows those who fail to meet any of the criteria after 10 years to file a claim of hardship. The US Citizenship & Immigration Services agency is given the right to issue waivers and allow these illegal aliens to stay.
Why, at this time of 9.8 percent unemployment, is this Lame Duck considering a giant increase the job competition for unemployed Americans?
Your Old Pal ,
Yes, they will call oput every bleeding heart do-gooder to push this monstrosity.
Thw Dream Act DOES need to be pushed - right off the Pacific Palisades along with each and every supporter and sponsor.
I’m sure Jim Wallis is right in the middle of this crap.
They will do as much damage as they possibly can in this session; it’s a political Jihad.
Dear Representative Bachmann,
I am glad you proved you care about the plight of the 22 million Americans who cannot find a job by voting against the DREAM Act amnesty. Thank you.
We both know the American people have great sympathy for illegal alien children who know no other country as home, but the DREAM Act would give eventual citizenship to young adults who have spent very little of their lives in the United States. DREAM amnesty recipients can then sponsor adult relatives of their extended family, including the people who initially smuggled them into the U.S. I am very glad you know these facts as well as I do. It is very unfortuante that the majority of your House colleagues do not know these facts.
Thank you for voting against the DREAM Act and please do all you can to convince your friends in the Senate to oppose this horrible bill.
An American for sovereignty,
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So you would rather reward the kids for their parent's illegal acts?
Or Franklin Graham.
Frnakle tells itlike it is.
For example, he stated Islam is EVIL.
There is no way in hell that a “religious leader” should agree to THIS. It violates our existing laws and helps to keep us SAFE.
“I think the stars are lining up, that DREAM is shot out.”
It’s not over with these people until Congress is out of session. Keep calling, faxing, emailing.
Of course NOT!
That ONLY applies to conservative churches.
If they are humanists posing as “religious” people,
then it doesn't apply. Heck they even have POLITICAL SPEECHES and calls for POLITICAL DONATIONS in the HUMANIST “churches”. If you are attending a conservative church, you can't do that. If you DO, then the conservative church will be audited and lose their tax exemption status.
This pathetic piece of trash calling on the Religious now he calls on them after what he has done to this country..You will still be kicked out come 2012..
Obama ‘07: Muslim Call to Prayer is One of “Prettiest Sounds on Earth” And he also went to the muslim
Now, let’s also go back to 2005 to June 23rd, a portion of Obama’s speech to the United Church of Christ’s 50th anniversary General Synod in Hartford, Connecticut, June 23rd, 2007. Look at me. Listen to this. This is Obama. “Somewhere along the way, faith stopped being used to bring us together and started being used to drive us apart. It got hijacked. Part of it’s because of the so-called leaders of the Christian Right, who’ve been all too eager to exploit what divides us. At every opportunity, they’ve told evangelical Christians that Democrats disrespect their values and dislike their church, while suggesting to the rest of the country that religious Americans care only about issues like abortion and gay marriage, school prayer and intelligent design.”
ILLEGALS with CIRMINAL records will get amnesty and all the social goodies that YOU will pay for.
THOU SHALT NOT STEAL --
THOU SHALT NOT KILL --
THOU SHALT NOT BEAR FALSE WITNESS --
---to los extranjeros ilegales
Best damn post of the day!
Oh I know for sure we will be screwed just like in 1986....that was another tragedy that is allowing for this to happen.
These are dims... no rules remember?
But the numbers are such, this time, amnesty is the death blow.
“I have sinned”... yep... a real shyster.
This is how they plan to get back in power.
The constitutional amendment we really need is one that says that no one who lost their seat in the November election can vote on anything during the lame duck session.
Franklin Graham is a man of GOD!
I didn't hear hardly any condemnation of the abortion bill (health care murder) and I want them to keep their traps shut on this.
When satan laughs, he isn't a jolly good guy and neither is this bill.
Of course it is a dream bill for Mexico and other third world countries as they have less of a problem if they can unload a bunch of unskilled persons on to this country, but how do we absorb them?
Excellent job on both this one, and the one to Weird Al. I’m going to borrow a bit from both, thank you!
No border.....no border war.
Just say, "HELL NO!"
From your lips to God’s ears.
But I call every day. My Senators are sound on this issue, so I’ve been calling Senators in other states.
Here’s a handy list put together by Roy Beck of NumbersUSA
Democratic Senators who must run in 2012 in competitive states
Joseph Lieberman (D)
Washington, DC: ph: 202-224-4041 adr: U.S. Senate, Washington, DC 20510
Hartford: ph: 860-549-8463 adr: One Constitution Plaza, Hartford, CT 06103
Bill Nelson (D)
Washington, DC: ph: 202-224-5274 adr: U.S. Senate, Washington, DC 20510
Coral Gables: ph: 305-536-5999 adr: 2925 Salzedo Street, Coral Gables, FL 33134
Davie: ph: 954-693-4851 adr: 3416 South University Drive, Davie, FL 33328
Fort Myers: ph: 239-334-7760 adr: 2000 Main Street, Fort Myers, FL 33901
Jacksonville: ph: 904-346-4500 adr: 1301 Riverplace Boulevard, Jacksonville , FL 32207
Orlando: ph: 407-872-7161 adr: 225 East Robinson Street, Orlando, FL 32801
Tallahassee: ph: 850-942-8415 adr: U.S. Courthouse Annex, Tallahassee, FL 32301
West Palm Beach: ph: 561-514-0189 adr: 500 Australian Ave, West Palm Bch, FL 33401
Debbie Stabenow (D)
Washington, DC: ph: 202-224-4822 adr: U.S. Senate, Washington, DC 20510
Detroit: ph: 313-961-4330 adr: 243 West Congress, Detroit, MI 48226
East Lansing: ph: 517-203-1760 adr: 221 W Lake Lansing Rd, East Lansing, MI 48823
Flint: ph: 810-720-4172 adr: 2503 South Linden Road, Flint, MI 48532
Grand Rapids: ph: 616-975-0052 adr: 3230 Broadmoor Street, Grand Rapids, MI 49512
Marquette: ph: 906-228-8756 adr: 1901 West Ridge, Marquette, MI 49855
Traverse City: ph: 231-929-1031 adr: 3335 South Airport Road W, Traverse City, MI 49684
Amy Klobuchar (D)
Washington, DC: ph: 202-224-3244 adr: U.S. Senate, Washington, DC 20510
Minneapolis: ph: 612-727-5220 adr: 1200 Washington Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55415
Moorhead: ph: 218-287-2219 adr: 121 4th Street South, Moorhead, MN 56560
Rochester: ph: 507-288-5321 adr: 1134 7th Street NW, Rochester, MN 55901
Virginia: ph: 218-741-9690 adr: 820 9th Street North, Virginia, MN 55792
Claire McCaskill (D)
Washington, DC: ph: 202-224-6154 adr: U.S. Senate, Washington, DC 20510
Cape Girardeau: ph: 573-651-0964 adr: 555 Independence Ave., Cape Girardeau, MO 63703
Columbia: ph: 573-442-7130 adr: 915 East Ash Street, Columbia, MO 65201
Kansas City: ph: 816-421-1639 adr: 4141 Pennsylvania, Kansas City, MO 64111
Springfield: ph: 417-868-8745 adr: 324 Park Central West, Springfield, MO 65806
St. Louis: ph: 314-367-1364 adr: 5850 A Delmar Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63112
Jeff Bingaman (D)
Washington, DC ph: 202-224-5521 adr: U.S. Senate, Washington, DC 20510
Albuquerque: ph: 505-346-6601 adr: 625 Silver Ave SW, #130, Albuquerque, NM 87102
Las Cruces: ph: 575-523-6561 adr: Loretto Town Centre, Las Cruces, NM 88001
Las Vegas: ph: 505-454-8824 adr: 118 Bridge Street - Suite 3, Las Vegas, NM 87701
Roswell: ph: 575-622-7113 adr: 105 West Third Street - Suite 409, Roswell, NM 88201
Santa Fe: ph: 505-988-6647 adr: 119 East Marcy - Suite 101, Santa Fe, NM 87501
Sherrod Brown (D)
Washington, DC: ph: 202-224-2315 adr: U.S. Senate, Washington, DC 20510
Cincinnati: ph: 513-684-1021 adr: 425 Walnut Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Cleveland: ph: 216-522-7272 adr: 1301 East Ninth St., Cleveland, OH 44114
Columbus: ph: 614-469-2083 adr: 200 N High St., Columbus, OH 43215
Lorain: ph: 440-242-4100 adr: 205 West 20th St., Lorain, OH 44052
Jim Webb (D)
Washington, DC: ph: 202-224-4024 adr: U.S. Senate, Washington, DC 20510
Falls Church: ph: 703-573-7090 adr: 7309 Arlington Boulevard, Falls Church, VA 22042
Richmond: ph: 804-771-2221 adr: 507 East Franklin Street, Richmond, VA 23219
Roanoke: ph: 540-772-4236 adr: 3140 Chaparral Drive, Roanoke, VA 24018
Virginia Beach: ph: 757-518-1674 adr: 222 Central Park Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23462
Maria Cantwell (D)
Washington, DC: ph: 202-224-3441 adr: U.S. Senate, Washington, DC 20510
Everett: ph: 888-648-7328 adr: 2930 Wetmore Avenue, Everett, WA 98201
Richland: ph: 509-946-8106 adr: 825 Jadwin Avenue, Richland, WA 99352
Seattle: ph: 206-220-6400 adr: 915 Second Avenue, Seattle, WA 98174
Spokane: ph: 509-353-2507 adr: U.S. Federal Courthouse, Spokane, WA 99201
Tacoma: ph: 253-572-2281 adr: 950 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma, WA 98402
Vancouver: ph: 360-696-7838 adr: 1313 Officers Row, Vancouver, WA 98661
Herb Kohl (D)
Washington, DC: ph: 202-224-5653 adr: U.S. Senate, Washington, DC 20510
Appleton: ph: 920-738-1640 adr: 4321 West College Ave., Appleton, WI 54914
Eau Claire: ph: 715-832-8424 adr: 402 Graham Ave, #206, Eau Claire, WI 54701
LaCrosse: ph: 608-796-0045 adr: 425 State Street - Suite 202, LaCrosse, WI 54601
Madison: ph: 608-264-5338 adr: 14 West Muffin Street - Suite 312, Madison, WI 53703
Milwaukee: ph: 414-297-4451 adr: 310 W Wisconsin Ave - #950, Milwaukee, WI 53203
These Senators Do NOT Face 2012 Re-Election
But Are On The Fence And Leaning YES
Lisa Murkowski (R)
Washington, DC: ph: 202-224-6665 adr: U.S. Senate, Washington, DC 20510
Anchorage: ph: 877-829-6030 adr: 510 L Street, Anchorage, AK 99501
Fairbanks: ph: 907-456-0233 adr: 101 12th Avenue, Fairbanks, AK 99701
Juneau: ph: 907-586-7400 adr: 709 West 9th Street, Juneau, AK 99802
Kenai: ph: 907-283-5808 adr: 130 Trading Bay Road, Kenai, AK 99611
Ketchikan: ph: 907-283-5208 adr: 540 Water Street, Ketchikan, AK 99901
Wasilla: ph: 907-376-7665 adr: 851 East Westpoint Drive, Wasilla, AK 99654
Mary Landrieu (D)
Washington, DC: ph: 202-224-5824 adr: U.S. Senate, Washington, DC 20510
Baton Rouge: ph: 225-389-0395 adr: U.S. Postal Building, Baton Rouge, LA 70801
Lake Charles: ph: 337-436-6650 adr: One Lakeshore Drive, Lake Charles, LA 70629
New Orleans: ph: 504-589-2427 adr: Hale Boggs Federal Bldg, New Orleans, LA 70130
Shreveport: ph: 318-676-3085 adr: U.S. Courthouse, Shreveport, LA 71101
Byron Dorgan (D)
Washington, DC: ph: 202-224-2551 adr: U.S. Senate, Washington, DC 20510
Bismarck: ph: 701-250-4618 adr: Federal Building, Bismarck, ND 58501
Fargo: ph: 701-239-5389 adr: 112 Roberts Street, Fargo, ND 58102
Grand Forks: ph: 701-746-9126 adr: 102 North 4th St, #108, Grand Forks, ND 58201
Minot: ph: 701-852-0703 adr: 100 First Street South West, Suite 105, Minot, ND 58701
Encourage These Senators To Stick
With Recent Pledges To Vote NO
Susan Collins (R)
Washington, DC: ph: 202-224-2523 adr: U.S. Senate, Washington, DC 20510
Augusta: ph: 207-622-8414 adr: 68 Seawall Street, Augusta, ME 04330
Bangor: ph: 207-945-0417 adr: 202 Harlow Street - Room 204, Bangor, ME 04401
Biddeford: ph: 207-283-1101 adr: 160 Main Street, Biddeford, ME 04005
Caribou: ph: 207-493-7873 adr: 25 Sweden Street - Suite A, Caribou, ME 04736
Lewiston: ph: 207-784-6969 adr: 11 Lisbon Street, Lewiston, ME 04240
Portland: ph: 207-780-3575 adr: 1 City Center, Portland, ME 04101
Olympia Snowe (R)
Washington, DC: ph: 202-224-5344 adr: U.S. Senate, Washington, DC 20510
Auburn: ph: 207-786-2451 adr: Two Great Falls Plaza, Auburn, ME 04210
Augusta: ph: 207-622-8292 adr: 68 Sewall Street - Suite 101C, Augusta, ME 04330
Bangor: ph: 207-945-0432 adr: 1 Cumberland Place, Bangor, ME 04401
Biddeford: ph: 207-282-4144 adr: 231 Main Street, Suite 2, Biddeford, ME 04005
Lewiston: ph: 207-784-6969 adr: 11 Lisbon Street, Lewiston, ME 04240
Portland: ph: 207-874-0883 adr: 3 Canal Plaza - Suite 601, Portland, ME 04112
Presque Isle: ph: 207-764-5124 adr: 169 Academy Street, Presque Isle, ME 04769
Sen. Max Baucus (D)
Washington, DC ph: 202-224-2651 adr: U.S. Senate, Washington, DC 20510
Billings: ph: 406-657-6790 adr: 202 Fratt Building, Billings, MT 59101
Bozeman: ph: 406-586-6104 adr: Federal Building, Bozeman, MT 59715
Butte: ph: 406-782-8700 adr: Silver Bow Center, Butte, MT 59701
Great Falls: ph: 406-761-1574 adr: 18 5th Street South, Great Falls, MT 59401
Helena: ph: 406-449-5480 adr: 225 Cruse Avenue - Suite D, Helena, MT 59601
Missoula: ph: 406-329-3123 adr: 211 North Higgins - Room 102, Missoula, MT 59802
Kay Hagan (D)
Washington, DC: ph: 202-224-6342 adr: U.S. Senate, Washington, DC 20510
Greensboro: ph: 336-333-5311 adr: 701 Green Valley Rd, Greensboro, NC 27408
Raleigh: ph: 919-856-4630 adr: 310 New Bern Avenue, Raleigh, NC 27601
Kent Conrad (D)
Washington, DC: ph: 202-224-2043 adr: U.S. Senate, Washington, DC 20510
Bismarck: ph: 701-258-4648 adr: Federal Building, Bismarck, ND 58501
Fargo: ph: 701-232-8030 adr: Federal Building, Fargo, ND 58102
Grand Forks: ph: 701-775-9601 adr: Federal Building, Grand Forks, ND 58203
Minot: ph: 701-852-0703 adr: 100 First Street SW, Suite 105, Minot, ND 58701
The Obama-trons and other anti-American scum know this is their last chance to radically change the US population and pave the way for Democrat victories for decades or forever. When the new Congress gets sworn in on January 6th no more immigration amnesties will pass
This so called Dream Act is a scam. Illegal immigrants are eligible to apply for it up to age 30. And any application you make (however ridiculous) means you cannot be deported while your application is being processed which can take 5-10 years. There will be tons of fraud and lies and millions of young illegal aliens will flood in here to take advantage of this Dream Act
I don’t care if your law breaking, identity stealing illegal alien parents brought you here at age three or age sixteen. That is your tough luck and go blame your law breaker parents. Just get the heck out. I don’t want you taking university slots from American citizens and legal immigrants.
Why do I get the nasty feeling that Glenn Beck’s ecumenical push through the ‘restored blackrobed brigade’ will be enlisted to play in this dance?
I have no idea what you are talking about. I don’t watch Glenn Beck. But I didn’t think he was on the open-borders side.
The progressives are looking for any way to divide the nation, especially the nation of god fearing people. If the progressives can fabricate a deep enough division between the revival Glenn is seeking, with his ‘restored blackrobed brigade’, and the catholic in name only and Jim Wallis type ecumenical deadsouls, they might just get enough strife to get some violence out of it! In that sense, Glenn’s ‘restored blackrobed brigade’ is a big target to create even greater division among the people, even the people not usually given to outright confrontation.
We have Lords Spiritual in the U.S.? I don't think they have 'em in England anymore.
LOL @ religious leaders
“The Church of What’s Happenin’ Now”
(thanks to the late, great comedian Flip Wilson)
How disgusting! What an insult to the military and to those doing a decent job in colleges.
Valid refugees languish by the thousands in God forsaken places waiting to get in and these trash Dems want to reward illegals with all the benefits of life here???!!
These Dems are absolutely immoral! They need more voters and more cannon fodder for their stupid wars and more students to brainwash in colleges.
I wonder what kind of military service they are dreaming up? The loyal fighters of Ali Bama?