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Author:  Barbara Anderson
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Date:  September 20, 2010
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Senator Reid's DREAM Act

Senator Reid is for the DREAM Act. Although the American worker can't get work, this senator wants more illegal immigration. And, he is going about it a new way. An amendment will bring a Department of Defense authorization bill into being. Vote for the illegal immigration bill or your senator can be said to not care about the people who fight the wars.

Just to make sure we see how many are out of work: Arizona’s unemployment is 9.7 and California’s is 12.6 unemployment. Senator Reid doesn’t care how many are out of work. He says “giving young illegal immigrants a pathway to citizenship on an upcoming defense bill” is the way to go.

Here is the proposal. If an illegal alien has skirted our laws, and has come here five years ago, before age 16, graduates high school, or its equal, and says he now wants to go to college or join the military, he is given amnesty.

Roy Beck of NumbersUSA notes:

“DREAM does nothing to stop the behavior that put teenagers into their situation. It leaves the jobs magnet in place.”

Beck notes:

“This amnesty has no enforcement measures at all. It allows employers to continue to hire illegal aliens, enticing millions more parents to bring their children here illegally and stay long enough for them to become high school students and demand another amnesty in a few years.

“DREAM leaves intact the chain migration system that will allow these 2.1 million illegal aliens to eventually send for millions more relatives.

Rather quickly, the amnestied illegal aliens would be able to get green cards for their parents. And millions of additional relatives would be able to start planning their applications and getting in line. This starts with adult siblings and moves on to aunts, uncles, cousins, etc.”

Meanwhile, our own government is busily doing everything in its power to get this legislation through. The White House conference call notes on the DREAM Act amnesty:


Stephanie Valencia (WH Office of Public Engagement): We convened this call to inform you about our mobilization in support of the DREAM Act.

Cecelia Munoz (WH Office of Intergovernmental Affairs): We’re excited there are hundreds of you on the call today. We can only educate you on the status of the bill today. We cannot and will not ask you to lobby. The Defense authorization bill will be on the Senate floor as early as next week. If it gets to the floor, a DREAM Act amendment will be offered. This is a really pivotal time. Since the DREAM Act is being offered as an amendment to an underlying bill, this prevents them procedurally from letting other crazy stuff happen. It will prevent other amendments, particularly ugly amendment that all worry about, from being offered.

The President spoke at the CHC gala about his commitment to immigration reform and to the DREAM Act. We are mobilized across the Administration to help. Cabinet agencies. Secretaries. The President himself. And we have a whole team here just devoted to immigration issues.

A vote is expected early Tuesday afternoon. If passed, the bill will move to the floor. A series of amendment are expected to be offered. The DREAM Act will be one of those. At least three amendments are expected. A filibuster is expected on eac,so Sen. Reid will have to file for cloture. Each cloture motion will take several days to ripen. If the DREAM Act passes, a cloture vote will still be needed for passage of the bill, plus the actual vote on final passage.

….We are in a very tough environment. There are lots of ways for Senators to make excuses because it’s a complex debate about a lot of issues. The DREAM Act is not the only controversial thing on this bill. We have a lot of work ahead of us in order to be successful, but the Administration’s commitment is very strong.

Stephanie Valencia (WH Office of Public Engagement): We’ll take some questions now but I want to emphasize this call is off the record for press and bloggers. It is intended for the benefit of advocates……."

Now you have it. It is going to be very difficult to pass. But, if we can just get it by the senate, you might pass it. Don’t tell anybody. We don’t want anybody to know what we are doing.

The President, Senator Reid and Nancy Pelosi, are in this together. They are all committed to illegal immigration. With thousands of people out of work, we need to put this illegal immigration bill aside and strive for employment.

Barbara Anderson

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Biography - Barbara Anderson

Barbara regularly writes for CapitolHillCoffeeHouse. She also appears in California Chronicle, Border Patrol, and Citizens Caucus. Her primary interest is illegal immigration, but she writes about other subjects as well.

Barbara lives in a large city on the West Coast. Her loyalties are with God, family, country, heritage and borders.

She enjoys music, painting, poetry and song writing.

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