F-cking b--tards never, ever let up on this - the NINTH TIME they've brought this crap bill up - call your senators and tell them, you're still against this Urge your pro-enforcement GOP sen. to oppose the DREAM Act amnesty as a stand-alone bill. This new Phone Call Request has been posted in your Action Buffet based on your answers to the Interest Survey. You can find this Phone Call Request by proceeding to http://www.numbersusa.com/phones?ID= 8991 Your faxes and phone calls forced Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Assistant Majority Leader Dick Durbin (D-Ill) back away from their plan to attach the DREAM Act amnesty to existing bills, but they are still determined to see it passed into law. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has invoked Rule 14 on the new DREAM Act amnesty (S. 2205 - no text available yet), which was just introduced as a stand-alone bill by Senator Durbin, and cosponsored by Senators Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.) and Richard Lugar (R-Ind.). That means Reid is setting up Senate procedure to spring the amnesty at any time without hearings or committee action. For the Majority Leader to invoke Rule 14 means that he can bring a bill to a floor without it going through the debate and markup of a committee. The rule also allows Sen. Reid to wait until our forces are distracted and bring it at any time in the future at the spur of the moment. Your senator(s) listed on this note voted against the "grand bargain" amnesty in June, and supported the Vitter amendment to crack down on sanctuary policies for illegal aliens on October 16. But pro-amnesty forces have been telling their members that many senators who opposed the DREAM Act as part of an existing bill will vote for passage of a stand-alone DREAM amnesty. So, it is imperative that you secure your senator's "NO" vote all over again. Tell Senate offices that the following things remain unchanged: - The DREAM Act is a permanent rolling amensty. Not only will it roll in hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens who are already here over the next few years, but every family in the world can decide after DREAM is passed to get their young teens into the country illegally and know that they will get the amnesty too, when they reach the qualifying age. As bad as the "grand bargain" amnesty was this summer, this DREAM amnesty is FAR WORSE because it signals ahead to people around the world that they can come and get this amnesty too. - The DREAM Act allows illegal "teens" to petition for their parents, leading eventually to their aunts, uncles, grandparents and cousins to come to the United States: The big argument for this amnesty is that it is for teenagers who are here illegally because their parents broke the law. Even with the new "less-than-30" age requirement, this legislation would provide an amnesty for illegal aliens of all ages (Sen. Durbin has included "humanitarian" and "family unity" exceptions to the age limit). Nonetheless, the argument is that the teenagers should not be punished for the crimes of their parents. But as soon as DREAM amnesty citizens are over 21, they can petition to bring their parents, who broke the law in the first place, to get them into the United States. The chief criminals will be rewarded after all. And due to Chain Migration, the amnestied "teens" will become anchors, paving the path to permanent residency for their aunts, uncles, cousins and grandparents as well. - The DREAM Act does not Protect Americans from Terrorists and Criminals: Illegal immigrants are not required to submit fingerprints or undergo background security checks at any point in the DREAM Act process. Therefore, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has no way to know whether an alien seeking DREAM Act amnesty is a terrorist or criminal. This security failure is compounded by the confidentiality section of the DREAM Act, which is a relic from pre-9/11 days (itâs modeled on the fraud-prone 1986 amnesty). This section basically requires DHS to hide information about terrorist and criminal aliens from itself. If a DHS adjudicator at USCIS learns from a DREAM Act application that an alien poses terrorist or criminal concerns, the adjudicator is prohibited from alerting ICE enforcement officers at DHS, and in fact, if the adjudicator were to volunteer such information to ICE, he could be fined $10,000. To cap it all, DHS is prohibited from removing from the United States all aliens, including criminals, terrorists, fraudsters, and other ineligible aliens while they have a DREAM Act application pending, even if that application is based upon fraud or the alien is ineligible.