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A pretty sad immigration commentary after the Congress refused to pass The Dream Act.

If this were not an election year, I would think Obama’s immigration policy would be enjoined in the courts and the President facing impeachment.

Let’s just make sure that Obama is not re-elected.

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share save 120 16 DREAM Act is Dead:  A Procedural Note about H.R. 5281

Michelle Malkin has the story that was swirling around the nets this weekend after the DREAM Act was blocked on Saturday.

There is a bit of confusion on the Internet that needs to be cleared up about the Democrats’ plans for the DREAM Act.

A number of readers have pointed to a weekend post at FreeRepublic.com warning that the DREAM Act is “hidden” in another bill, H.R. 5281.

Senate staff explained to me today that DREAM was passed as an amendment to HR 5281 in the House and it was sent over as a “message,” which gave it privileged status so the Senate didn’t have to vote on a motion to proceed (simply a cloture vote). My Senate staff source added that it essentially gave the Democrats an avenue to bypass a procedural hurdle in the Senate, but since the Senate failed to proceed to the 3rd amendment (the DREAM Act), it is dead and HR 5281 does not
include it.

Vigilance for open border type illegal alien amnesty is warranted, indeed – since this DREAM Act and other legislation is bound to return.

Now, it is time to go on offense.

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share save 120 16 The Tea Party Killed the DREAM Act
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Supporters of the Federal DREAM Act participate in a candle-light procession and vigil in downtown Los Angeles Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010. The Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors Act, which Congress will begin debating Wednesday, would allow the legalization of people who illegally entered the United States before they turned 16, who have been here for less than five years and who complete at least two years at a college or university, or join the military, among other requirements

I agree with Mickey Kaus that the Tea Party was a major contributing factor in the defeat of the DREAM Act. Also, read Roy Beck’s of Numbers USA piece here.

But, the Club for Growth, Senator Jim DeMint’s PAC, Sarah Palin and other conservative grass root groups also organized/enabled rank and file conservative activists to buck/challenge establishment GOP candidates and hold them accountable for squishy left-leaning votes (like voting for any type of  illegal alien amnesty masquerading as comprehensive immigration reform).

Two other races that come to mind are Utah Senator Bob Bennett (who voted for DREAM) who was defeated for GOP renomination (hence Orrin Hatch’s absence from voting on DREAM and perhaps the Montana Democrats voting No) and Pennsylvania’s long time Senator Arlen Specter who switched parties (when it was apparent he would not win GOP re-nomination) and then was beaten in the general election (Specter did vote for DREAM).

After seeing what happened to their colleagues, there is little doubt that long term Republican Senators felt more comfortable in voting with their caucus than to be a maverick and face the wrath of a contested primary election their next election.

Republican incumbent GOP Senators and Representatives will be held accountable for their political actions. With Twitter, YouTube and Facebook covering/documenting their every vote, fundraisers and speeches, they will vote their conservative constituencies or be replaced with candidates that will. This is especially true in small population states with less expensive media markets e.g. Indiana, Montana, North Dakota, Nebraska.

Yeah Mickey, Democracy is a wonderful thing.

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share save 120 16 The DREAM Act Fails in the United States Senate   Now Lets Secure the Mexican Border
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Undocumented college students and supporters watch the Senate’s cloture vote on the Dream Act at the UCLA Downtown Labor Center in Los Angeles, Saturday, Dec. 18, 2010. The Dream Act would give provisional legal status to illegal immigrants brought to the country as children

Any type of amnesty for illegal aliens is not going to happen until the southern border with Mexico is secured. The U.S. Senate made it clear today.
The weeks of rallies, hunger strikes and sit-ins and the thousands of phone calls placed to Senate offices didn’t pay off for immigration activists.

The decade-old DREAM Act once again failed to break a filibuster in the Senate on Saturday morning, effectively killing the bill this year and shutting the door on what perhaps was the last chance for pro-immigration reform legislation until at least the 2012 election.

Senate Democrats came up five votes short of the 60 needed to advance the House-passed bill, which would provide a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants brought to the country as children if they attend college or join the military for two years.

The 55-41 vote was mostly along party lines, though a handful of Democrats — perhaps fearful of their 2012 election outlook — also voted against the DREAM Act.

Mickey Kaus has the politics of the vote here.

Swing votes:  Lincoln—yes …Brownback—no … Scott Brown—no … Tester— no … Snowe—no … Nelson—no … Kirk—no … Sherrod Brown—yes … Lemieux—no … Baucus—no … Webb—yes … Voinovich—no … McCaskill—yes … Hagan—no … Murkowski—yes … Hutchison—no … Collins—no …

Final vote: 55 yes, 41 no … DREAM fails to get cloture. It looks like a close thing. My side’s line will (not implausibly) be that the DREAMers fell five votes short of the 60 they needed  … The four senators who ducked having to vote include Manchin, who seems a bit cowardly for that. Maybe he has an excuse. [Update: Politico says he put out a statement opposing DREAM.] Also Hatch, Gregg, and Bunning. At least those last two seem like “no” votes, and none of the three was a sure yes … All in all, five Dems voted no (Tester, Baucus, Pryor, Ben Nelson, Hagan) … Semi-surprise “yes” vote: Dorgan, retiring Democrat who has on occasion been a “comprehensive reform”-skeptic from the old-school union, anti-cheap labor point of view. During the informative (only 50% cheerleading) lo-fi Numbers USA live feed, Rosemary Jenks attributes this to Dorgan’s desire to take a university position when he retires. I guess you can’t be a college president and oppose DREAM …

The fact is the DREAM Act has been languishing in the Congress for a decade and with GOP regaining control of the House, it will be DEAD for at least two years.

Now, is the time for the Congress to vote to secure the border with Mexico and stop the influx of illegal aliens. It is out of control in California and will have REAL political effects for the GOP and America, if the diluge is NOT stopped and stopped now.

Thanks to those Senators who opposed this illegal alien amnesty – now get to work to close off that border!

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share save 120 16 The DREAM Act Senate Vote is Tomorrow: Melt the Phones
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Melt the Phones, Patriots

The DREAM Act vote WILL be tomorrow in the U.S. Senate.
Sen. Reid’s change of plans was announced suddenly Thursday evening.

Does that mean he thinks he has the 60 votes to pass this amnesty? Not necessarily. Our NumbersUSA whip count says he doesn’t have the votes. But votes could change over the next 24 hours under the barrage of last-minute personal appeals from poster-child illegal-alien students and groups of local clergy all saying the amnesty is a moral requirement. Pres. Obama put out an appeal for clergy to help him round up the last votes needed.

So, the moment of truth is upon every one of us. Will we rise to the occasion and help our allies in the Senate defeat this amnesty?

So, melt the phones to these 12 Senators and urge them to vote NO on the DREAM Act.

Florida
George LeMieux (R)

Washington, DC ph: 202-224-3041 adr: U.S. Senate, Washington, DC 205100001
Coral Gables, FL ph: 305-418-8553 adr: 8669 NW 36th St.,, Coral Gables, FL 33166
Jacksonville, FL ph: 904-398-8586 adr: 1650 Prudential Drive,, Jacksonville, FL 32207
Pensacola, FL ph: 850-433-2603 adr: 1 N. Palafox St., Pensacola, FL 32502
Tampa, FL ph: 813-977-6450 adr: 3802 Spectrum Boulevard, Tampa, FL 33612

Kansas
Sam Brownback (R)

Washington, DC ph: 202-224-6521 adr: U.S. Senate, Washington, DC 205100001
Topeka, KS ph: 785-233-2503 adr: 612 S. Kansas Ave., Topeka, KS 66603
Garden City, KS ph: 620-275-1124 adr: 811 North Main St., Garden City, KS 67846
Overland Park, KS ph: 913-492-6378 adr: 11111 West 95th – Suite 245, Overland Park, KS 66214
Wichita, KS ph: 316-264-8066 adr: 245 N. Waco, Wichita, KS 67202
Pittsburgh, KS ph: 620-231-6040 adr: 1001-C N. Broadway, Pittsburgh, KS 66762

MAINE

Susan Collins (R)
Washington, DC: ph: 202-224-2523 adr: U.S. Senate, Washington, DC 20510
Augusta: ph: 207-622-8414 adr: 68 Seawall Street, Augusta, ME 04330
Bangor: ph: 207-945-0417 adr: 202 Harlow Street – Room 204, Bangor, ME 04401
Biddeford: ph: 207-283-1101 adr: 160 Main Street, Biddeford, ME 04005
Caribou: ph: 207-493-7873 adr: 25 Sweden Street – Suite A, Caribou, ME 04736
Lewiston: ph: 207-784-6969 adr: 11 Lisbon Street, Lewiston, ME 04240
Portland: ph: 207-780-3575 adr: 1 City Center, Portland, ME 04101

Olympia Snowe (R)

Washington, DC: ph: 202-224-5344 adr: U.S. Senate, Washington, DC 20510
Auburn: ph: 207-786-2451 adr: Two Great Falls Plaza, Auburn, ME 04210
Augusta: ph: 207-622-8292 adr: 68 Sewall Street – Suite 101C, Augusta, ME 04330
Bangor: ph: 207-945-0432 adr: 1 Cumberland Place, Bangor, ME 04401
Biddeford: ph: 207-282-4144 adr: 231 Main Street, Suite 2, Biddeford, ME 04005
Lewiston: ph: 207-784-6969 adr: 11 Lisbon Street, Lewiston, ME 04240
Portland: ph: 207-874-0883 adr: 3 Canal Plaza – Suite 601, Portland, ME 04112
Presque Isle: ph: 207-764-5124 adr: 169 Academy Street, Presque Isle, ME 04769

MONTANA

Max Baucus (D)
Washington, DC ph: 202-224-2651 adr: U.S. Senate, Washington, DC 20510
Billings: ph: 406-657-6790 adr: 202 Fratt Building, Billings, MT 59101
Bozeman: ph: 406-586-6104 adr: Federal Building, Bozeman, MT 59715
Butte: ph: 406-782-8700 adr: Silver Bow Center, Butte, MT 59701
Great Falls: ph: 406-761-1574 adr: 18 5th Street South, Great Falls, MT 59401
Helena: ph: 406-449-5480 adr: 225 Cruse Avenue – Suite D, Helena, MT 59601
Missoula: ph: 406-329-3123 adr: 211 North Higgins – Room 102, Missoula, MT 59802

Jon Tester (D)
Washington, DC: ph: 202-224-2644 adr: U.S. Senate, Washington, DC 205100001
Billings: ph: 406-252-0550 adr: 222 North 32nd Street, Billings, MT 59101
Helena: ph: 406-449-5401 adr: 208 North Montana Avenue, Helena, MT 59601
Missoula, MT ph: 406-728-3003 adr: 116 West Front Street, Missoula, MT 59802
Butte, MT ph: 406-723-3277 adr: 125 West Granite, Butte, MT 59701
Great Falls, MT ph: 406-452-9585 adr: 321 First Avenue North, Great Falls, MT 59401
Kalispell, MT ph: 406-257-3360 adr: 1845 Highway 93 South, Kalispell, MT 59901

NORTH CAROLINA
Kay Hagan (D)

Washington, DC: ph: 202-224-6342 adr: U.S. Senate, Washington, DC 20510
Greensboro: ph: 336-333-5311 adr: 701 Green Valley Rd, Greensboro, NC 27408
Raleigh: ph: 919-856-4630 adr: 310 New Bern Avenue, Raleigh, NC 27601

NORTH DAKOTA
Kent Conrad (D)

Washington, DC: ph: 202-224-2043 adr: U.S. Senate, Washington, DC 20510
Bismarck: ph: 701-258-4648 adr: Federal Building, Bismarck, ND 58501
Fargo: ph: 701-232-8030 adr: Federal Building, Fargo, ND 58102
Grand Forks: ph: 701-775-9601 adr: Federal Building, Grand Forks, ND 58203
Minot: ph: 701-852-0703 adr: 100 First Street SW, Suite 105, Minot, ND 58701

OHIO
George Voinovich (R)

Washington, DC ph: 202-224-3353 adr: U.S. Senate, Washington, DC 205100001
Nelsonville, OH ph: 740-441-6410 adr: 78 West Washington Street, Nelsonville, OH 45764
Columbus, OH ph: 614-469-6697 adr: 37 West Broad Street – Room 310, Columbus, OH 43215
Toledo, OH ph: 419-259-3895 adr: 420 Madison Avenue – Room 1210, Toledo, OH 43604
Cincinnati, OH ph: 513-684-3265 adr: 36 East 7th Street – Room 2615, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Cleveland, OH ph: 216-522-7095 adr: 1240 East 9th Street – Suite 2955, Cleveland, OH 44199

TEXAS
Kay Bailey Hutchison (R)

Washington, DC ph: 202-224-5922 adr: U.S. Senate, Washington, DC 205100001
Harlingen, TX ph: 956-412-1468 adr: 222 East Van Buren Street, Harlingen, TX 78550
Dallas, TX ph: 214-361-3500 adr: 10440 North Central Expressway – Suite 1160, LB 606, Dallas, TX 75231
Houston, TX ph: 713-653-3456 adr: 1919 Smith Street – Suite 800, Houston, TX 77002
Austin, TX ph: 512-916-5834 adr: Federal Building, Austin, TX 78701
San Antonio, TX ph: 210-340-2885 adr: 145 Duncan Drive, San Antonio, TX 78226
Abilene, TX ph: 325-676-2839 adr: 500 Chestnut Street – Suite 1570, Abilene, TX 79602

WEST VIRGINIA
Joe Manchin (D)

Washington, DC
ph: 202-224-3954 adr: 311 Hart Office Bldg., Washington, DC 20510

NEW HAMPSHIRE
Judd Gregg (R)

Washington, DC ph: 202-224-3324 adr: U.S. Senate, Washington, DC 205100001
Berlin, AL ph: 603-752-2604 adr: 60 Pleasant Street, Berlin, AL 03570
Portsmouth, NH ph: 603-431-2171 adr: 16 Pease Blvd., Portsmouth, NH 03801
Manchester, NH ph: 603-622-7979 adr: 41 Hooksett Street, Manchester, NH 03104
Concord, NH ph: 603-225-7115 adr: 125 North Main Street, Concord, NH 03301

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