For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. ---Ephesians 6:12

"The age of casual Catholicism is over; the age of heroic Catholicism has begun. We can no longer be Catholics by accident, but instead must be Catholics by CONVICTION." ---Fr. Terrence Henry TOR, Franciscan University of Steubenville

Friday, September 21, 2007

"Dream Act" A Nightmare For America

I knew that Congress would try to pass immigration reform piecemeal eventually, but I had not fathomed they would try it so soon. Perhaps they see their own mortality as office holders (due to historically low approval ratings) and are desperate to get it done before next year's election.
This latest installment is proposed by Illinois Senator Dick Durbin (D) and is called the Dream Act, which allows illegal aliens to pay in-state tuition for college, while the rest of us have to pay the significantly higher out-of-state fee if we live in neighboring states. This is especially incredulous to American military families who have to relocate frequently and cannot qualify for in-state tuition. Would you believe 10 states allow illegal aliens to pay in-state tuition without proof of residency NOW???

Anyone who is here illegally can claim to have been here since age 16 (no documentation required!) and qualify for a conditional green card,...which will make them eligible for a regular green card,...which will allow them to get green cards for their families in the "old country." And so on and so on...

This latest shamnesty attempt is being attached (Senate Amendment 2237) to the Department of Defence Authorization Bill by Durbin and his co-sponsors:

Sen Hagel, Chuck [NE]202-224-4224;

Sen Lugar, Richard G. [IN]202-224-4814

Sen Leahy, Patrick J. [VT]202-224-4242

Sen Obama, Barack [IL]202-224-2854

Sen Lieberman, Joseph I. [CT]202-224-4041

Sen Feinstein, Dianne [CA]202-224-3841

Sen Kerry, John F. [MA]202-224-2742

Sen Feingold, Russell D. [WI]202-224-5323

Sen Clinton, Hillary Rodham [NY]202-224-4451

Sen Bayh, Evan [IN]202-224-5623

Sen Menendez, Robert [NJ]202-224-4744

Sen Murray, Patty [WA]202-224-2621

Sen Boxer, Barbara [CA]202-224-3553

Sen Cantwell, Maria [WA]202-224-3441

Sen Salazar, Ken [CO]202-224-5852

Sen Dodd, Christopher J. [CT]202-224-2823

(These lists courtesy of Michelle Malkin, who has fax numbers, too.)

And as you can see they are a list of the usual suspects, most of whose phone numbers you may already have attached to your refrigerator from past senate battles. Make use of them. These people are supposed to be working for us,...not or Mexico.
And here is Michelle Malkin's list of wafflers who voted no on the illegal alien shamnesty bill in June, but have not yet pledged to vote no on the DREAM Act amnesty:

Phone them by contacting the Senate switchboard at 202-224-3121.

Alaska: Murkowski, Stevens

Arkansas: Pryor

Florida: Martinez

Idaho: Crapo

Indiana: Bayh

Iowa: Grassley, Harkin

Kansas: Brownback

Louisiana: Landrieu

Maine: Collins

Michigan: Stabenow

Minnesota: Coleman

Mississippi: Cochran

Missouri: McCaskill

Montana: Baucus, Tester

Nebraska: Nelson (Ben)

Nevada: Ensign

New Hampshire: Sununu

New Mexico: Domenici

North Dakota: Dorgan

Ohio: Voinovich

Oregon: Smith

South Dakota: *Johnson

Texas: Hutchison

Utah: Hatch

Vermont: Sanders

Virginia: Warner, Webb

West Virginia: Byrd, Rockefeller

Wyoming: Barrasso

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has postponed the vote until next week. 41 no votes are needed. You know what to do.

UPDATE, Friday, September 28, 2007: Reid pulls Dream Act from Defense Bill. Good work, people!