Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Behind our backs, Harry Reid has filed for cloture on S.2205 – Senator Dick Durbin’s stand-alone DREAM Act – which could bring it to a vote either today or tomorrow.
The DREAM Act authorizes the Department Of Homeland Security (DHS) to cancel the removal, or adjust to lawful permanent resident status (in other words, grant amnesty to), an alien who is inadmissible or deportable in cases where the alien demonstrated that he/she:
* has maintained continuous presence in the United States for five years and was not yet 16 years old upon initial entry, but is no older than 30 years of age;
* is of "good moral character" and is not inadmissible or deportable on certain criminal grounds or on the basis of being a risk to national security; and
* has been admitted to an institution of higher education, has attained a high school diploma, or has obtained a GED in the United States.
This nonsense would grant amnesty to illegal aliens who satisfy these criteria as of enactment, and would be a rolling amnesty drawing more illegal aliens here in the future to apply for amnesty...I mean, who's going to bother to check whether someone's papers are authentic as far as being here for five years?
Virtually any illegal alien up to age 30 can still walk into any U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services office, declare that he is eligible, and be granted amnesty with any minimal documentation. He could even claim that he illegally entered the United States when he was 15, and there's is no requirement that the alien prove that he entered the United States at the claimed time by providing particular documents. The proposal would merely require him to "demonstrate" that he is eligible, which in practice could mean simply making a sworn statement to that effect!
In addition, the illegal alien then would have six years to adjust his status from a conditional green card holder to a non-conditional one, and use his green card as a platform to sponsor parents and other family members.
It amazes me, the contempt Senator Reid and his ilk have for the American people.
These weasels need to hear from you N O W !
The Senate Switchboard line is 202-224-3121.
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DO IT TODAY...and forward this info to every blog you know!
Posted by Freedom Fighter at 10:12 AM