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Eagle Forum Alert
October 23, 2007

UPDATE: On Oct. 24, the Senate failed to invoke cloture by a vote of 52-44 (60 votes were required to proceed). This means the DREAM Act is dead for this session of Congress. Thank you for your calls and letters!

Tell Your Senators to vote NO on the DREAM Act Amnesty (S. 2205)!!

We’ve all been on edge waiting for the next attempt by the Senate to grant amnesty to millions of illegal aliens. The time is now! Monday night, October 22, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) filed cloture on the motion to proceed on the DREAM Amnesty Act (S. 2205).

Sponsored by U.S. Senator Richard Durbin (D-IL), the DREAM Amnesty Act will grant amnesty to illegal aliens who came here before age 16 and have lived here at least five years. They must only be admitted to an institute of higher education or serve in the “uniformed services” for two years. Although the bill sets an age limit—no one over 30 is eligible—there is no numerical limit on the number of illegals who can be amnestied. In fact, according to NumbersUSA, amnesty would be granted to around 1.4 million illegal aliens between the age of 5 and 19, plus millions of illegal aliens who are between the age of 20 and 30. And that doesn't even count the millions more who likely would be able to obtain amnesty through fraud.

This is a backdoor Grand Amnesty! Once the illegal aliens amnestied under this act become citizens (in 6 to 8 years), they will be able to sponsor their parents and extended family to immigrate to the United States, including those who brought them here illegally. Additionally, they will also be able to chain migrate their adult siblings living abroad for immigration to the United States.

In an attempt to quiet opposition to the bill, supporters of it have removed the in-state tuition provision that had been incorporated in previous versions of the bill. However, once the illegal aliens receive their adjusted legal status, they will likely be eligible for in-state tuition depending on various state statues.

Congress and the Administration should continue focusing on enforcement. Passing 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 Senators voted correctly on the Grand Amnesty in June, 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

The Senate will vote Wednesday on cloture (60 votes needed to pass) on the motion to proceed to S. 2205, the DREAM Act Amnesty.

Call your Senators and tell them to vote NO on the cloture motion on the DREAM Act Amnesty!

Target List: Baucus, Bayh, Brown, Dorgan, Harkin, Landrieu, Rockefeller, Stabenow, Martinez, Hutchison, Cornyn, Kyl, Brownback, Smith, Collins, Bennett, Gregg, Graham, Byrd, McCaskill

Call Your Senators Today!

Capitol Switchboard: (202)-224-3121

Further Reading:

Dream Act Is Backdoor Amnesty
by Phyllis Schlafly, 10-17-07

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