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    The Senate will take a vote tomorrow, Saturday, December 18 to determine whether the DREAM Act will move forward and end up on the President’s desk. A minority of Senators have vowed to block it. We need your help to get 60 Senators to support the DREAM Act.

    Here is the number you can use to be patched through to your Senators, offices: 866-996-5161.

    Background: The Senate’s vote tomorrow is a cloture vote to end a Republican filibuster against the DREAM Act that has already passed the House. Supporters of the DREAM Act will need 60 votes to end the filibuster, after which the Senate may proceed to consider the DREAM Act, ending in a vote on the actual bill. If Saturday’s cloture motion fails to get 60 votes, the Senate will not consider the DREAM Act until the next Congress, but more likely until some future Congress. It is crucial that 60 Senators vote to allow the DREAM Act to move forward.

    Please call 866-996-5161 to be patched through to your Senators office. The Senate will be in Session on Saturday, so you can continue to call until the vote is taken.

    The DREAM Act in Brief: The DREAM Act would give conditional legal status to immigrant young people who were brought here by their parents at a young age and who grew up here, went to school here, and now want to go to college or serve in our military. They are American in every way except on paper.

    Economically, passing the DREAM Act is the logical thing to do for the country. Allowing immigrant students to continue their education and achieve their potential will boost the economy and result in higher tax revenues. The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has found that the DREAM Act “would reduce deficits by about $2.2 billion over the 2011-2020 period.” Over the course of their working lives, these young people will generate between $1.4 and $3.6 trillion for the economy. Deporting them will increase the deficit by many billions of dollars.

    The public supports the DREAM Act. According to a recent poll of adults nationwide conducted by First Focus, an organization concerned with children and families, 70% of the American public said they would support the DREAM Act when it was described to them.

    The military wants the DREAM Act passed. Both Secretary of Defense Robert Gates and Retired Gen. Colin Powell have weighed in to support the DREAM Act. Undersecretary of Defense Clifford Stanley said, "Allowing DREAM Act-eligible youth the opportunity to serve this nation would … [expand] the market of high-quality patriotic youth, to the advantage of military recruitment and readiness."

    Educators think it is a good idea. Dozens of educational institutions and associations have weighed in to support the DREAM Act. Perhaps more than anyone, educators understand the promise of these young people.

    For more information on the DREAM Act, go here.
    Its a discussion, not a legal advise..

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    The Senate will take a vote tomorrow, Saturday, December 18 to determine whether the DREAM Act will move forward and end up on the President’s desk. A minority of Senators have vowed to block it. We need your help to get 60 Senators to support the DREAM Act.

    Here is the number you can use to be patched through to your Senators, offices: 866-996-5161.

    Background: The Senate’s vote tomorrow is a cloture vote to end a Republican filibuster against the DREAM Act that has already passed the House. Supporters of the DREAM Act will need 60 votes to end the filibuster, after which the Senate may proceed to consider the DREAM Act, ending in a vote on the actual bill. If Saturday’s cloture motion fails to get 60 votes, the Senate will not consider the DREAM Act until the next Congress, but more likely until some future Congress. It is crucial that 60 Senators vote to allow the DREAM Act to move forward.

    Please call 866-996-5161 to be patched through to your Senators office. The Senate will be in Session on Saturday, so you can continue to call until the vote is taken.

    The DREAM Act in Brief: The DREAM Act would give conditional legal status to immigrant young people who were brought here by their parents at a young age and who grew up here, went to school here, and now want to go to college or serve in our military. They are American in every way except on paper.

    Economically, passing the DREAM Act is the logical thing to do for the country. Allowing immigrant students to continue their education and achieve their potential will boost the economy and result in higher tax revenues. The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has found that the DREAM Act “would reduce deficits by about $2.2 billion over the 2011-2020 period.” Over the course of their working lives, these young people will generate between $1.4 and $3.6 trillion for the economy. Deporting them will increase the deficit by many billions of dollars.

    The public supports the DREAM Act. According to a recent poll of adults nationwide conducted by First Focus, an organization concerned with children and families, 70% of the American public said they would support the DREAM Act when it was described to them.

    The military wants the DREAM Act passed. Both Secretary of Defense Robert Gates and Retired Gen. Colin Powell have weighed in to support the DREAM Act. Undersecretary of Defense Clifford Stanley said, "Allowing DREAM Act-eligible youth the opportunity to serve this nation would … [expand] the market of high-quality patriotic youth, to the advantage of military recruitment and readiness."

    Educators think it is a good idea. Dozens of educational institutions and associations have weighed in to support the DREAM Act. Perhaps more than anyone, educators understand the promise of these young people.

    For more information on the DREAM Act, go here.
    Its a discussion, not a legal advise..

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    • #3
      They aint U.S. citizens by law. Which, if you knew better, would understand is what be definin a country. That 'paper' you be talkin so lite about be our constitution. Figures though.

      That 70% were lied to then cause if they knew these illegals be trying to deny theys own their place in school or be jepordizing their safety in the military, they be sayin hell no.
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      • #4
        It's time for the DREAM Act to pass.
        "What you see in the photograph isn't what you saw at the time. The real skill of photography is organized visual lying."

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        • #5
          FAIL!

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          • #6
            Economically passing the BAD DREAM
            Act would be a disaster...we don't need to legalize umpteen million more $3 a day workers, nor pass what would be a back-door amnesty for their parents (who are also working under the table and reducing wages in many blue collar industries)...

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            • #7
              Ya right there Mr 12. The economy cant be supportin more people in the street which be what this cause.

              Ya see, if this illegal sector go away over night, which it would if these people be made legal an all. There be a vacume of people in under paid jobs. The illegals old illegal jobs dont go away. There werent nuthin in the bill sayin sumthin fer controlling jobs or employment. No e-verify or anything to force pay to proper amounts.

              So, these here people now legal would not keep them jobs. They lose em and their old bosses would go out and gets themselves anuther 12 million illegals to work them fields. Can we affords 12 million more on welfare. Ya knows the answer ta that.

              Even if there be sumthin to force pay to legal in them jobs we still have huge problems. Fer one, many of them jobs still go away cause they cant afford to pay it. The rest that be stayin cause a systemic shock to this here economy with spikes in production costs which be impactin people's ability to live and stuff. Thats sumthin else we cant be toleratin now.

              There be a real problem with people havin live like refugees and so forth but they be makin a wrong choice trien to force themselves in a country without askin.
              This message brought to you by the vast right wing conspiracy.

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