Monday, September 24, 2007

The Clock is Ticking

As of September 24, 2007 the debate on the Defense Department authorization of bill, H.R. 1585 is in a temporary holding pattern over the senate floor, so that other business can be addressed. When it resumes it would grant amnesty to millions of illegal aliens and dramatically increase the importation of foreign workers at a time 10 million Americans are looking for jobs and cannot find employment.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has not announced when a vote will occur on the DREAM Act amnesty amendment, formerly SA 2237 was redrafted into SA 2919.

Adding this bill to the Department of Defense Act is a back door approach to amnesty. It will make millions of illegal aliens eligible for Federal student loans and federal work-study programs, leaving our own children behind for entrance to colleges. This would add another benefit law-abiding foreign students cannot receive. Illegal aliens could claim "retroactive benefits" and start the clock running the day that the DREAM Act is enacted.

Federal officers would be barred from using information from the application to deport the alien or sharing that information with another federal agency, or suffer the threat of up to $10,000 fine. Therefore, an alien's admission that he has violated Federal immigration law cannot be used against him.

How this amendment is considered part of the Department of Defense Act is beyond me. This is by no means what the majority of Americans consider pursuing "The American Dream".

As of this point in time, 21 Senators are telling their constituents that they will vote NO on the amnesty. It will take 41 NO votes to kill this amnesty.

Call Senator Lautenberg at (202) 224-3224 and Senator Menendez (202) 224-4744. They have not made this commitment. Let them know that you oppose the Dream Act (SA 2919), and that you cannot and will not support anyone supporting an amnesty bill.

Halloween is approaching, and this is amnesty in a costume.

Joe Sinagra
NJ 18th District
Assembly Candidate

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