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Eagle Forum Alert
September 14, 2007


Tell Your Senators to vote NO on the Durbin Amnesty Amendment!!

Summer is over and the grassroots victory on immigration seems like a distant memory to some Senators. The open borders crowd failed to push through their grand amnesty and now they are trying to do it piecemeal.

Illinois Senator Richard Durbin (D) will offer an amendment (S. Amdt. 2237) to the Defense Authorization bill (H.R. 1585) next week that would grant amnesty to illegal aliens who came here before age 16 and have lived here at least five years. Though supporters claim this bill is "for the children," adults are eligible as well. Aliens aged 30, 40, or 65 are eligible as long as they meet the amnesty requirements and their "initial" illegal entry was before they were 16.

The bill sets "no numerical limit" on the number of illegal aliens who can apply for the amnesty. Conservative estimates, including those published by the Migration Policy Institute, put the number of those granted amnesty to at least 1 million people.

The bill will also grant in-state college tuition to illegal aliens. In addition to reduced tuition fees, which millions of U.S. citizens are not afforded, this bill also allows federal aid in the form of loans and work-study to help subsidize tuition for illegal aliens.

Congress and the Administration should continue focusing on enforcement. Adding in any kind of amnesty will immediately shift the focus of Homeland Security to processing the amnesty, instead of beefing up enforcement.

Senators are expecting they can push this amnesty through without you noticing. Prove them wrong! Just because your senator voted correctly on the grand amnesty, doesn't mean they will vote correctly this time. Be sure to call and get your friends and family to call as well.

Take Action

  • Call your Senators and tell them to vote NO on the Durbin DREAM Act Amnesty!
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