Saturday, November 20, 2010

LISTED: Senators who could defeat the DREAM Act



Although the DREAM Act has been backed by both Democrats and Republicans for nearly a decade, it has never become law - thanks, in part, to some members of Congress who would rather make political hay out of a piece of legislation that seeks to help students who, as outgoing Florida Republican Lincoln Diaz-Balart said, "are being punished for decisions not made by them." ~ from America's Blog


These are the Senators we need to contact with urgency. I'm posting this list courtesy of Michelle Malkin--of all people--who is, of course, encouraging her entourage (sadly, a fan base much larger than mine!) to contact their reps. If you've got any pull with any of these Senators, now's the time to use it!


WAVERING DEMOCRATS (11/18/2010): 
SEN. JIM WEBB OF VIRGINIA 202-224-4024; 703-573-7090. Staff says “he hasn’t made a public statement.”
SEN. KENT CONRAD OF NORTH DAKOTA 202-224-2043; 701-258-4648. Staff says “he hasn’t released a statement.” Conrad has voted againstthe DREAM Act in the past.
SEN. BYRON DORGAN OF NORTH DAKOTA 202 224-2551. He voted against the DREAM Act in the past. Staff says he “hasn’t taken a public position.”
SEN. MARK PRYOR OF ARKANSAS 202-224-2353; 501-324-6336. He voted no on the DREAM Act cloture vote in September. Staff says he is “likely” to vote no again, though he hasn’t made an official public statement yet.
SEN. JON TESTER OF MONTANA 202 224-2644. Staff says he has voted against the DREAM Act in the past and “he will probably vote against any bill that has amnesty in it.”
SEN. MAX BAUCUS OF MONTANA 202-224-2651. He has opposed the DREAM Act in the past and is a “likely no” again in this session.
SEN. CLAIRE MCCASKILL OF MISSOURI 202-224-6154. She opposed the DREAM Act in the past and staff says she has made no statement changing her position otherwise.
WAVERING REPUBLICANS (11/18/2010): 
SEN. OLYMPIA SNOWE 202-224-5344; 207-874-0883: Staff says she “hasn’t released a statement.”
SEN. SUSAN COLLINS 202-224-2523; 207-945-0417: Staff says she “hasn’t released a public statement.”
SEN. LISA MURKOWSKI 202-224-6665; 907-271-3735: Staff says she’s “still reviewing the bill.”
SEN. SAM BROWNBACK 202-224-6521; 785-233-2503 Staff says he “hasn’t had a chance to look at it” and remains non-committal.
SEN. KAY BAILEY HUTCHISON 202-224-5922; 214-361-3500: Staff says she “hasn’t released a statement,” but will probably do so later today.UPDATE: HUTCHISON will vote AGAINST DREAM Act in its present form, says staff.
SEN. GEORGE LEMIEUX 202-224-3041; 904-398-8586: Recorded message informs callers that he’s “in a meeting.” He has yet to publicly state his position as open-borders extremists step up pressureUPDATE: LEMIEUX IS A NO.
~with thanks to Citizen Orange for pointing to Malkin's lists

If this bill does not pass NOW, it will be at least two years before there's another opportunity. It is time to turn on People Power.

6 comments:

Mnmom said...

I'll call them ALL. Thanks for the list!

Brittanicus said...

THE REAL DREAM ACT

Senator Jeff Sessions of Alabama has disclosed the tight-knit mystery of the contents of the--DREAM ACT. The contents of the DREAM Act, S. 3827 is not what most Americans believe it to be. Senator Harry Reid, Sen. Barbara Boxer, former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and a whole list of far left flung Democrats may think he has fooled the people, but the truth is now out and should be inflexibly recognized as a Path to Citizenship or Amnesty. Not so much the students who would become naturalized citizens, but the chain migration that would snowball for all family members. As I have said before we are committing financial suicide, because the majority of guarantors never honor their affidavits to support the people they vouch? In the end the older family folks who have never paid into the Social Security system, become another public welfare liability.

To reiterate the dollar numbers have been calculated by the Conservative think tank Heritage Foundation and has analyzed the costs would be somewhere in the two and one half Trillion dollar mark (2.5 Trillion) for any new Amnesty. Every US taxpayer should decide for themselves if by passing the Dream Act is an economic plus for America. You must read the text of the DREAM ACT to understand the real costs and the propaganda spread by the hard Liberal leadership. Go to:

http://thehayride.com/2010/11/whats-actually-in-harry-reids-dream-act/

This blog page carries the major contents of the Dream Act that outlines the ramifications to the taxpayer, who carries the tax burden. For further information and a chance to contact your Senator or Representative with a--FREE--fax, go to www.numbersusa.com/


In addition learn about the buying and selling of your GOP, Liberals or Democrats and the extent of the influence of special interest groups and open border organizations at www.judicialwatch.org/ Learn about the secret funding by the Democrats to assist Sanctuary Cities to survive on your dollar. It seems that the Liberals don’t abide by the instruction in the US Constitution, straying away from every citizen rights with their own ideology. Stop the Dream Act by calling your Senator at the Washington switchboard and demanding no more taxes to support illegal immigration.

Border Explorer said...

Mnmom, you are amazing! I mean that sincerely.

Brittanicus, you have a right to choose how you will view your reality. But I don't share your perspective. For starters you consider a Path to Citizenship a bad thing. I don't. I don't care to argue with you. And I will allow this (overly lengthy) comment to stand this one time. I likely won't be so generous if you try this again. You're simply using "copy and paste" to plaster your cookie cutter comment all over the internet. I bet you didn't even bother to check the box to see how I'd respond to your diatribe. Be a real human and write your own blog.

Readers, this is what we are up against.

Vicente Duque said...

The USA needs these young Latinos of DREAM, they are needed as professionals, scientists, office people, salesmen, teachers, nurses, doctors, workers, managers, janitors, service people in Hotels, Restaurants, etc ...

This is an economic need for the continuing business importance of America in the concert of nations.

Economic Revolution : BRIC and Emerging Economies - Economists Jeffrey Sachs ( Columbia University ) and Jim O'Neill of Goldman Sachs - Their optimistic economic forecasts for the years 2000-2010 were Shy and Timid

BRIC is Brazil, Russia, India and China. These economists have been forecasting Great Development and Growth for these nations.

These economic ideas are very different from what we studied in the books before year 2000 - According to Jeffrey Sachs, availability of Natural Resources is crucial for the Future, and not only those assets but the Youth, Will and Enthusiasm of these nations and populations towards business and economic development.

Some amazing forecasts : Long term these BRIC nations will be more important in the World Economy than USA plus Europe ( Today's Developed Word ).

According to Jeffrey Sachs of the Earth Institute in Columbia University ( New York ), some poor nations of Latin America and Africa could surprise us with a lot of Economic Dynamism in the Future.

Youth, Education and Culture are economic assets that have not been sufficiently considered and studied by Economists in the Literature.

The story that economic books do not tell is that Nations became rich and developed because they had coal, iron ore, etc ...

We know that Egypt and Mesopotamia were cradles of civilization because they had good conditions of Climate, Available Water, Fertility, etc ... while life was harsher in colder climates, but as technology developed then life in Northern Europe or Britain could be improved and these nations could advance in their human societies.

The "Challenges to Civilization" of British Historian Arnold Toynbee and his predictions of declinations, "pressures of Barbarians" and death of Civilization by Suicide and not by Homicide. Translate to Economy what the Great Historian first thought.

Apply the same ideas to Economies and you find amazing surprises like what these novel economists tell us.

The ideas of these guys are a great rejection of the Racism and Determinism of the 19 and 20 centuries.


Vicente Duque

Border Explorer said...

Thanks much, Vincente, for your contribution. Honestly, I was just thinking about you yesterday and, since I have not seen you here for awhile, I was hoping you were well. Keep fighting the good fight, Compa.

We need to provide our global youth with the equipment they need to create a better future--and education is pivotal in that. Let's start here in the U.S.!

Border Explorer said...

A recommended email that you can send BEFORE NOV. 24:

Dear Representative or Senator XX,

We urge you to support--and to encourage support from your congressional colleagues--of the DREAM Act, which would provide a path to citizenship for talented and hardworking students who have been raised in the United States and who consider this country their home.

Many of these students volunteer at community organizations or at their churches, participate in school clubs and sports teams, and often work to help support their families in communities throughout Southern New Mexico. Some have grown up in families with mixed immigration status, with U.S citizen siblings and/or documented parents that have permanent roots in this country. And others have already petitioned for family-based immigration relief, but continue to wait in a badly backlogged immigration line. By allowing these students to pursue higher education, we are investing in the future of our country. In addition, several reports show that by providing access to higher education to these students, our communities, states, and nation would reap significant benefits, including reduced high school dropout rates and increased revenue from taxes paid by a more educated immigrant population.

(Here you might want to say who you are and where you are speaking from)

We believe that this legislation would have a considerable beneficial effect on our communities, therefore we respectfully request your endorsement. In addition, we also would hope for a slight amendment of the bill to acknowledge the contributions some of these immigrant students make in community service to our country.

Cordially,

XXX