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Shamnesty Watch: Keep the Heat on the DREAM Act...Only 18 Senators Have Committed to Voting No; Update: 20 Senate No Votes?
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Update 3:45pm Eastern 9/19. I’ve heard conflicting reports from readers who contacted Sen. John Cornyn’s office about the DREAM shamnesty. Haven’t heard back directly from his staff myself, but my friend Ragnar at the Jawa Report says he was told Cornyn is opposed to “all immigration-related amendments to the appropriations bill, including the DREAM act.”

Also hearing that Sen. Allard is a no.

Update 1:30pm Eastern 9/19. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison is on the fence. Reader Jon sends her office’s response to whether she supports or opposes the DREAM Act:

Thank you for contacting me regarding in-state tuition for long-term resident immigrants. I welcome your thoughts and comments on this issue.

On March 1, 2007, Congressman Howard Berman (D-CA) introduced H.R. 1275, the American Dream Act. This legislation would allow states to offer in-state tuition rates to long-term resident immigrant students. Specifically, it seeks to repeal a provision in the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 which requires states providing in-state tuition to undocumented immigrants to offer the same benefits to out-of-state residents.

A similar measure, S. 774, the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act of 2007, was introduced by Senator Richard Durbin (D-IL) on March 6, 2007, and has been referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee, on which I do not serve. This measure would also allow certain long-term residents who entered the U.S. as children to have their immigration or residency status adjusted to conditional permanent residents or permanent residents. Should H.R. 1275 or S. 774 come before the full Senate, you may be certain I will keep your views in mind.

On June 17, 2001, Texas began allowing nonresident students who have graduated from a Texas high school and resided in the state for at least three years to qualify for in-state tuition. These students are also eligible for state financial aid programs such as the Texas Public Educational Grant Program and the Students Incentive Grant Program.

I appreciate hearing from you and hope you will not hesitate to keep in touch on any issue of concern to you.


Kay Bailey Hutchison

Give her a call: 202-224-5922.

Update 12:45pm Eastern 9/19: Noam Askew points to Grassfire’s latest whip count:

Whip Count Taken 9/18

Senators Supporting Dream Act:

IN Bayh

NM Bingaman

Senators Opposing Dream Act:

TN Alexander

WY Barasso

KY Bunning

NC Burr

GA Chambliss

OK Coburn

TN Corker

OK Inhofe

GA Isakson

AL Sessions

AL Shelby

LA Vitter

Senators who stated No Position:

CO Allard

MT Baucus

MO Bond

OH Brown

KS Brownback

WV Byrd

MS Cochran

MN Coleman

ME Collins

ID Crapo

SC DeMint

NC Dole

NM Domenici

ND Dorgan

NV Ensign

WY Enzi

IA Grassley

IA Harkin

UT Hatch

LA Landrieu

MO McCaskill

KY McConnell

AK Murkowski

NE Nelson

AR Pryor

KS Roberts

WV Rockefeller

VT Sanders

OR Smith

MI Stabenow

AK Stevens

NH Sununu

MT Tester

SD Thune

OH Voinovich

VA Warner

VA Webb

Still Awaiting Response:

TX Cornyn

TX Hutchison

Keep dialing.

Update 10:30am Eastern 9/19. Meanwhile, more bloody consequences of open-borders: Illegal alien gangster/drug addict/previous deportee kills police officer, takes hostage; Illegal Immigrant Pleads Guilty To Killing Marine, Date.

Update 9:00am Eastern 9/19: Former INS senior special agent Michael Cutler sounds the alarm on stealth amnesty and writes: “Democracy is not a spectator sport! Lead, follow or get out of the way!”


Power to the People best-selling author Laura Ingraham’s message: “Okay, it’s time for another P2TP moment–elite Dems and Republicans are trying to backdoor amnesty in the Senate this week by pushing a provision through that would give illegal alien students in-state tuition benefits. TOTAL OUTRAGE! Call your senator today–now–do it. Tell them NO to the ‘Dream Act!'”

KFI’s John and Ken are leaning on California’s senators.

The Washtimes editorial board reports:

The Bush administration has not taken an official position, but Defense Department officials are quietly urging members to support the bill. Meanwhile, Homeland Security officials, alarmed by the prospect of massive fraud resulting from Mr. Durbin’s proposal, have been opposing it. This is a clear cut issue: The DREAM Act is a nightmare.


Tell your senator: Vote NO on Senate Amendment 2237

Yesterday morning, I gave out Senate phone numbers and reiterated my warning from last week about the coming scheme by open-borders politicians in both aisles to slip the DREAM Act into the Department of Defense authorization bill (H.R. 1585).

Numbers USA reports that only 18 Senators have committed to voting no. They are:

Alabama: Sessions; Shelby

Arizona: Kyl

Georgia: Chambliss; Isakson

Kansas: Roberts

Kentucky: Bunning; McConnell

Louisiana: Vitter

Mississippi: Lott

North Carolina: Burr; Dole

Oklahoma: Inhofe

South Carolina: DeMint; Graham

Tennesee: Alexander; Corker

Wyoming: Enzi

Fire up your phone lines. According to Numbers USA, “the senators noted below voted NO on the Comprehensive Amnesty in June, but have not yet pledged to vote NO on the DREAM Act amnesty. Phone them by contacting the Senate switchboard at 202-224-3121.”

Alaska: Murkowski, Stevens

Arkansas: Pryor

Colorado: Allard

Idaho: Crapo

Indiana: Bayh

Iowa: Grassley, Harkin

Kansas: Brownback

Louisiana: Landrieu

Maine: Collins

Michigan: Stabenow

Minnesota: Coleman

Mississippi: Cochran

Missouri: Bond, McCaskill

Montana: Baucus, Tester

Nebraska: Nelson (Ben)

Nevada: Ensign

New Hampshire: Sununu

New Mexico: Bingaman, Domenici

North Dakota: Dorgan

Ohio: Brown, Voinovich

Oklahoma: Coburn

Oregon: Smith

South Dakota: *Johnson, Thune

Texas: Cornyn, Hutchison

Utah: Hatch

Vermont: Sanders

Virginia: Warner, Webb

West Virginia: Byrd, Rockefeller

Wyoming: Barrasso

(Senators in red print have pledged to vote YES on the amnesty.)

* Did not vote in June


Kate O’Beirne weighs in on the amnesty that won’t die.

Noam Askew notes that a California DREAM Act has just passed in the state Legislature. WWAD? (What will Arnold do?)

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