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Old 12-02-2010, 08:53 PM
 
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Dear Colleague:

I am disappointed to learn that Democratic leadership plans to attempt passage of the DREAM Act once again – and to do so in a fashion as reckless as the legislation itself.

In the past two weeks, leadership has placed three versions of the DREAM Act on the legislative calendar, bringing the total number to four. Not one of these bills has been reviewed by the Judiciary Committee, nor have Senators been provided with a CBO score. This shell game makes it nearly impossible for members of this body, and their constituents, to properly review and consider the legislation prior to a vote. It is an abuse of the process and on that basis alone members ought to oppose cloture.

At bottom, the DREAM Act is poorly drafted, filled with loopholes and, by rewarding illegal behavior, will without doubt encourage future illegal immigration. This irresponsible proposal would almost immediately legalize an estimated 1.3 - 2.1 million illegal aliens – a number expected to grow as the bill has no cap or sunset. At the same time, the bill would provide safe harbor, and even amnesty, for aliens who have committed serious crimes.

All four versions of the DREAM Act pending on the legislative calendar are highly similar and deeply flawed. All grant nearly unrestricted amnesty. This is an affront to the rule of law we have been elected to uphold. Trying to rush this bill through the lame duck session, against the wishes of the public, and in this highly suspect fashion, is the perfect example of why the American people have lost faith in this institution. Among other major problems the DREAM Act would do the following:

1. It would grant legal permanent resident status and a guaranteed pathway to citizenship for persons under the age of 30 or 35 (depending on which version the Senate considers). These permanent residents, once naturalized, could immediately petition for LPR status for siblings and parents, including those who brought them in illegally.

2. Those who could be granted legal status include gang members, aliens with misdemeanor convictions (including DUIs), alien absconders, aliens who have engaged in document fraud, aliens who have falsely claimed U.S. citizenship, and aliens who have abused their student visas. Furthermore, the bill grants the Secretary of Homeland Security the broad ability to waive ineligibility for criminals and terrorists.

3. The bill will create a safe harbor whereby illegal aliens facing deportation – including those with criminal histories – can file a petition for DREAM Act status and immediately stay proceedings. It is difficult to overestimate the damage to effective immigration enforcement that will result from such a provision.

4. The DREAM Act does not require acquiring a bachelor’s or higher degree from a U.S. college or completion of military service in the U.S. Armed Forces as a condition of amnesty. Under the proposal, an illegal alien could receive amnesty if they simply promise to complete the first two years of an undergraduate degree.

In the midst of a deep recession, high unemployment, and catastrophic government debt, the DREAM Act would force jobless Americans to compete with millions of newly authorized workers, provide legal shelter for criminal aliens, and strain limited resources through generous grants of federal education benefits.

This bill would create an incentive for future illegality since Congress would be sending a message that we have effectively given up on enforcement of our immigration laws and instead seek to reward those who illegally enter the country. At a time when our immigration system is in disarray, this legislation will allow millions to flood the courts and undermine the small progress we have made toward lawfulness. We have failed to secure the border, and passage of this legislation would signal to the world that we are not serious about doing so.

Now is not the time to proceed to this controversial measure. I ask for your assistance in opposing Majority Leader Reid's efforts.

Very truly yours,

Jeff Sessions
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Old 12-02-2010, 09:17 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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Go Sessions!!!!

The DREAMies are becoming unhinged due to the changes in the bill. Check out their forum before they delete most of the threads. Lots of infighting and ugliness.

Warning: Forum does not filter profanity or crude remarks.The Lounge - DREAM Act Portal Forum
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Old 12-02-2010, 09:20 PM
 
Location: SARASOTA, FLORIDA
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The dream needs to end.

All illegals go home period.

I do not care how long you have been here, if you are here illegally and you are trespassing ( I call in INVADING ) our country you need to be found, arrested and deported.

Just based on the huge amount of crimes committed by Mexican invaders should be enough for anyone to stop this anti American bill in its tracks.

No more illegals, no more Mexican flags, no more murders, rapes, killings etc by the invaders.

End the dream and send them home.
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Old 12-02-2010, 09:39 PM
 
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Sessions wants the CBO score?

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Not one of these bills has been reviewed by the Judiciary Committee, nor have Senators been provided with a CBO score.
http://www.micevhill.com/attachments...ateOfS3992.pdf

I'm sure he won't like it.
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Old 12-02-2010, 10:06 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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Sessions wants the CBO score?



http://www.micevhill.com/attachments...ateOfS3992.pdf

I'm sure he won't like it.
You’re right. He won’t like the “real” report, which will indicate this travesty will cost BILLIONS to hardworking U.S. taxpayers. Only the truly naive or ignorant would believe we can rely on estimates of a phantom workforce of criminal invaders.
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Old 12-02-2010, 10:25 PM
 
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You’re right. He won’t like the “real” report, which will indicate this travesty will cost BILLIONS to hardworking U.S. taxpayers. Only the truly naive or ignorant would believe we can rely on estimates of a phantom workforce of criminal invaders.
Most of the regular anti-immigrant posters like yourself don't live in the real world though. You spend all your time and lives behind a computer posting and venting on forums. Go out, get some fresh air and enjoy life.
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Old 12-02-2010, 10:44 PM
 
Location: Spokane via Sydney,Australia
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Most of the regular anti-immigrant posters like yourself don't live in the real world though. You spend all your time and lives behind a computer posting and venting on forums. Go out, get some fresh air and enjoy life.
As a LEGAL immigrant myself, I'm hardly "anti-immigrant", just anti - ILLEGALS. A distinction YOU seem unable to grasp.
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Old 12-03-2010, 05:43 AM
 
Location: SARASOTA, FLORIDA
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Most of the regular anti-immigrant posters like yourself don't live in the real world though. You spend all your time and lives behind a computer posting and venting on forums. Go out, get some fresh air and enjoy life.
The real world has facts and you do not have to leave the computer to know them.

ILLEGAL is illegal. They are breaking the law and trespassing on our land.

Did you know that the largest group of rapes and murders in the last 10 years have been committed by illegal INVADERS from Mexico?

Do you know the staggering numbers of crimes being committed today by illegals?

Learn the law and abide by them or are you against the using of laws to protect US citizens from illegal trespassing criminals.

Nothing to vent, everything is in the law books.

Ask the family of the SLAIN farmer in Arizona.

Or ask the family the 76 year old lady in NC who was stabbed to death by two illegals.

Or ask the 1 member left of the 5 member family in Kansas who was killed by a DRUNK ILLEGAL MEXICAN.

I say if you are on the illegals side then you are aiding the illegal invaders and also must be deported.
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Old 12-03-2010, 06:57 AM
 
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Most of the regular anti-immigrant posters like yourself don't live in the real world though. You spend all your time and lives behind a computer posting and venting on forums. Go out, get some fresh air and enjoy life.
Anti-"immigrant" posters? Funny, I haven't seen any post in here. Oh, you mean anti-"ilegal alien" posters, don't you?
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Old 12-03-2010, 07:48 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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Most of the regular anti-immigrant posters like yourself don't live in the real world though. You spend all your time and lives behind a computer posting and venting on forums. Go out, get some fresh air and enjoy life.
Blacknight, give it a rest. Try discussing the topic for a change, which, by the way, is NOT me, or any of the anti-ILLEGAL immigration posters on this forum.

As you know, the DREAM Act amnesty bill is currently on the Congressional schedule. As a concerned citizen and registered voter, I am exercising my right to oppose this ill-conceived attempt at backdoor amnesty. All citizens have the same right to contact their representatives, because they ostensibly work for us. Despite the delusional beliefs held by DREAMies, they are NOT citizens, nor are they legally present, and I emphasize their illegal/non-voting status to all members of Congress.
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