“But if the watchman see the sword come, and blow not the trumpet, and the people be not warned;

if the sword come, and take any person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity;

but his blood will I require at the watchman's hand."

Ezekiel 33:6


"A righteous man falling down before the wicked is as a troubled fountain, and a corrupt spring."

Proverbs 25:26

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Senate Within 1 Vote of Passing Mass Illegal Alien Amnesty (DREAM Act) and What YOU can do

Lawmakers on Capitol Hill will decide on the most recent version of the DREAM Act, which could offer eligibility for a green card and citizenship to millions of undocumented immigrants.



The latest information we have indicates that the US Senate may be within one vote of passing cloture for Dream Amnesty!


Furthermore, we have told the media and lawmakers that the Dream Act is a much broader Amnesty than anyone expects, due to the fact that there is no verification of the age of the applicant, the age the applicant entered the US, or the time an illegal alien has been in the US. 

The bill also contains the line allowing Janet Napolitano to arbitrarily waive any and all provisions and grant mass Amnesty to about every illegal alien in America if she or her successor wants to. 

"(2) WAIVER- With respect to any benefit under this Act, the Secretary of Homeland Security may waive the ground of inadmissibility under paragraph (1), (4), or (6) of section 212(a) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1182(a)) and the ground of deportability under paragraph (1) of section 237(a) of that Act (8 U.S.C. 1227(a)) for humanitarian purposes or family unity or when it is otherwise in the public interest." 

YOU MUST ACT NOW AMERICA. YOU MUST AWAKEN AND START BOMBARDING THE SENATE WITH CALLS OPPOSING THE DREAM ACT. YOU MUST NOT STOP UNTIL THE SENATE EITHER DEFEATS DREAM OR LEAVES FOR THE HOLIDAYS. ...


Take Action with these steps. 

Step 1: Prepare yourself to fight right up until and through Christmas Eve if necessary. ALIPAC and our allies in DC are making these plans, as the Democratic leadership may decide to deliver Dream Amnesty on Christmas Eve in order to minimize public attention and backlash. 

Step 2: Galvanize your resolve to do as much as possible to stop the Dream Amnesty and to rally others online and around you to help. You must all be Paul Reveres. You must be the media because the media is not responding to us right now. 

Step 3: Help us challenge and bypass the media road blocks! Major news conduits we rely on are NOT reporting that he Dream Amnesty passage could be imminent or the negative consequences of the bill. Even worse, many sources (like Sean Hannity and several Fox News guests) are telling you not to worry about a thing and to just relax because Dream Amnesty won't pass. 

We need you pounding these sources with calls and emails saying, "The US Senate is within 1 vote of passing mass Amnesty for illegal aliens any day now and I can't believe you are barely covering this story! Please warn Americans that millions of illegal aliens could receive amnesty before Christmas if passed in the Senate!" 

You can access a full list of media targets that need your attention and you can work on your own local media, favorite blogs, and favorite talk radio shows. Right now Fox News and Drudge Report are taking a dive on this and even sites like World Net Daily need to respond more than what we are seeing. 

Step 4: Wave after wave of calls, emails, and faxes must flood the targeted senators that we have provided you. Better yet, Americans should be walking through their doors in DC and their District offices all day long to say "Vote NO on CLOTURE for the Dream Amnesty (add details here)"! 

In our opinion, the only thing that can stop Dream Amnesty from passing is a massive public political outcry against the bill and right now THAT IS NOT HAPPENING. 

Please visit this link to use our latest messages and targeting info. Call all targets and then call again! Check this page often as the targets and messages will change as things develop. 



Prepare for a long battle, rally your friends and neighbors, contact talk radio, Fox, Drudge, and World Net Daily to get them moving against Dream Amnesty, and call the Senate like there is no tomorrow. 



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Lies About the DREAM Act and the Congressmen Who Told Them
A review of the debates prior to last week's vote on the DREAM Act


The Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act of 2010 passed in the U.S. House of Representatives last Wednesday on a narrow margin of 216-198. For those of us who were glued to our televisions, computers or mobile devices watching the live debate on C-SPAN, the passionate pleas from those supporting the bill and the equally passionate doomsday warnings by those opposed to it were very compelling.  How exciting it was to watch democracy in action!


Now that video and official congressional transcripts from that day have been made available to the general public however, it seems that the actions and words by our members of Congress that day were less about democracy and more about political trickery, outright lies and suspension of the democratic legislative process (if only for a few hours).


On Wednesday, Rep. John Conyers Jr. (D-MI), chairman of the House Judiciary Committee stated, "Mr. Speaker, ladies and gentlemen of the House, I have heard so much misinformation about the DREAM Act that I hardly know where to begin. First of all, this is not a new bill. It has existed for a decade."


While their have been various versions of bills with DREAM Act type provisions, the bill they were actually about to vote on had never been debated in any forum. In fact, the bill had been introduced just hours earlier and the majority of the provisions within were very different from prior versions of the bill. Invoking the martial law rule, House democrats did not allow amendments to be made to the bill, took away the ability for the bill to be re-committed, and bypassed all five of the committees with jurisdiction over the provisions of the act.


That's why it's also difficult to believe him when seconds later, he stated, "Most Americans support the DREAM Act. Poll after poll, the majority of Americans approve of the DREAM Act."

In fact, of the 216 congressmen who voted in support of the Act, 50 of them were democrats who had lost their re-election bids or were retiring due in part to their support of previous versions of the bill. In Illinois, the only democrat with a congressional district outside of Chicago to be re-elected to Congress in November was Jerry Costello. He and fellow Illinois congressman Dan Lipinski were the only two democrats in the Illinois delegation to vote against the Act.

Illinois Congressmen Debbie Halvorson (11th), Melissa Bean (8th), Bill Foster (14th) and, Phil Hare (17th) all lost their re-election bids due in part to their support of the DREAM Act.


As the bill was just hours old, most of the congressmen had not seen the bill nor had time to fully review it before it came up for a vote. It is safe to say that even fewer Americans knew about the provisions of the bill and so the general American public couldn't possibly approve of a bill which most didn't even know existed.


In order to gain support for the Act, open-borders advocates touted the provision that these illegal immigrants would earn their residency status through service in the armed forces. Conyers continued, "And the last piece of doggerel that I should get rid of is the fact that you can go into the United States military real quickly and be processed as a citizen. Not true. As a matter of fact, you cannot join the military if you are an undocumented person. Yes, that's right."


Conyers was wrong again. 10 USC 504 states: Notwithstanding paragraph (1), the Secretary (of Defense) concerned may authorize the enlistment of a person not described in paragraph (1) if the Secretary determines that such enlistment is vital to the national interest. Therefore, this bill is not necessary if its intention is to allow enlistment of illegal immigrants.


Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), chairwoman of the Immigration Subcommittee next quoted a Congressional Budget Office study. "The Congressional Budget Office tells us that this bill, if we pass it, will increase revenues by $1.7 billion."


The CBO study quoted was actually conducted for a recent Senate version of the DREAM Act, not the bill they would be voting on. Furthermore, the CBO was flawed in many ways due to ridiculous assumptions.  For instance it assumed that:

§                                 All DREAMers would get jobs immediately upon obtaining legal employment authorization and that they would earn enough in wages so as not to receive income tax refunds.


§                                 No DREAMers would lose a job between 2011 and 2020 and thus would not need unemployment insurance assistance, social security, disability or other entitlement programs.


§                                 No DREAMers would utilize the public health care systems that most currently use between 2011 and 2020.


§                                 Only 15 percent of all DREAMers would apply for federal student loans (while approximately five times that amount of American students utilize the program).


§                                 No DREAMer would default on their federal student loan programs although the current rate for American students has been steadily increasing and is now at seven percent.


The most interesting part of the CBO study is that it conveniently covers only a 10 year period. After that tenth year, all DREAMers would become eligible to apply for welfare benefits. Even if all the aforementioned assumptions were correct and led to a revenue increase over ten years, an aging DREAMer population needing more services would definitely incur more deficits on the U.S. A comprehensive 15-20 year study would likely reveal that any revenues would be erased almost immediately after that initial ten year waiting period. Furthermore, the CBO estimate was $1.4 billion, not $1.7 billion.


The Senate debated on their version of the DREAM Act before the House vote. During that debate, various false statements about the DREAM Act were made. The most notable of all fallacies however, were made by none other than Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Il), the author and chief sponsor of nearly every Senate version of the bill since 2001.  He stated, "For 10 years, they cannot draw a Pell grant, a federal student loan, no Medicaid, no government health programs –they don't qualify for any of it for 10 years."


The version the Senate was about to vote on had also been authored by Durbin just a week earlier, the fourth version of the DREAM Act to be introduced by him since late September 2010.  Each of the versions not only had a provision that would allow illegal aliens to obtain federal student loans, it would also allow them to compete directly with the neediest American students for jobs under the federal work study program. Additionally, the Act would not prohibit states from offering state educational grants to illegal immigrants.


His version of the bill did prohibit illegal them from participating in health care exchanges and similar programs under the health care reform law that passed earlier this year. Currently, when illegal immigrants get sick, they simply go to a local clinic or hospital and get treated and let local governments pick up the tab. In fact, for cities with sanctuary policies, the number one general expenditure is on health care, followed by education costs as a close second. Therefore, Durbin's implication that they would not be a burden on local hospitals and health care agencies does not hold any water.


To be fair, Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) also made a huge false statement about the version of the DREAM Act they were about to vote on. "There is a cost. In addition, for Pell grants—these are grants, not loans students get to go to college—these individuals would be eligible for those as soon as they get in college…" Although previous versions of the DREAM Act allowed loopholes for DREAMers to obtain Pell grants, that specific version did not allow it. The House version that was voted on would allow DREAMers to apply for Pell Grants only after they've adjusted status to permanent resident.


Senate democrats held off voting on their version of the DREAM Act on Wednesday and were unable to muster enough votes to invoke cloture on Thursday. Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) intends to bring up a vote on the House's version of the act early this week.

With so many versions of the DREAM Act floating around and many Americans quoting their opinions on the bills, it became a challenge for even respected journalists such as the Washington Post's Michael Gerson to get his stories right. In an Op-Ed piece dated December 7, 2010, he discusses the provisions of older versions of the DREAM Act. A few paragraphs later, he references the CBO study and a UCLA study without realizing that they were actually based on other versions of the Act. That evening, the House introduced yet another version of the Act.


The many fallacies in the statements of these key members of Congress bring up questions with only two possible, equally scary answers. The question is, "why are these members of Congress making false statements?" Is it because they want to lie to us or is it because they don't really know what the provisions of the bill are? Whatever the answer, it's not a good thing.


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