UPDATE II : 8pm cst CSpan: Reid is calling for cloture on Dream Act Saturday 12/18/2010
FAIR: Senate to Vote on DREAM Act Saturday!
Call Your Senators NOW and Tell Them to Vote NO
Senator Reid Thursday evening filed cloture on the House version of the DREAM Act (H.R.5281) and immediately announced that he would bring the bill up for a vote Saturday–most likely Saturday morning. If the Senate passes the DREAM Act, it will go straight to the President’s desk and become law. We therefore have about 36 hours to make sure all 100 Senators know that the American people overwhelmingly reject the DREAM Act!
Call your Senators NOW and tell them you want them to vote NO on the DREAM Act!
Update from Numbers USA:
Reid Says Amnesty Vote Pushed Off To Early Next Week
No. 2 Senate Majority Leader Reid (D-Nev.) now is pushing the DREAM Act amnesty vote out of this week and he says likely early next week. Nonetheless, he continues to claim that the amnesty vote is a higher priority for the Senate leadership than all but three or four of the long wish list they have before Christmas.
GOOD NEWS — No New YES Votes For DREAM Amnesty
Massive pro-amnesty pressure this week has failed to get a single new YES vote. Congratulatons to all of you who have been phoning with practical and rational comments about the DREAM amnesty. Just as last week, we would beat that amnesty if the vote were held in the Senate today. But we can’t stop phoning because Senate leaders are trying to give pro-amnesty advocates every moment possible to find the last of the 60 votes they need.
BAD NEWS — Talk of hiding amnesty inside giant spending & tax bills
Danger of hiding amnesty inside larger bill during the Lame Duck?
The ILW.com website for immigration lawyers carried some fascinating comments this week about the desperation among pro-amnesty advocates. In giving three reasons why the nation’s attorneys should support the DREAM amnesty was:
“a not-insignificant fraction of DREAM beneficiaries will need legal counsel, one of the few bright spots on the horizon for law firms suffering from the Great Recession.” While noting that Reid still doesn’t have the votes to pass the DREAM amnesty on its own, “If DREAM passage is to be ensured, the sure-fire method is to attach it to a must-pass bill.
Two such bills are currently in play and DREAM could conceivably be attached to either. The bills are of course, the tax cut bill and the Continuing Resolution for Appropriations for FY 2011. . . even serious discussion about attaching DREAM to the must-pass bills would go a long way to getting the 60 votes on the stand-alone bill.”
Reid also indicates that if amnesty doesn’t pass before Christmas he may bring Senate back between Christmas and New Year’s. He also has suggested he might bring the old Senate back on Monday and Tuesday after New Year’s for the final two days before the Congress that was elected in November takes over. He knows that an amnesty has zero chance of passing in the newly elected Congress, so he seems intent on holding the old Congress around as long as he needs to get an amnesty to the President’s desk.
We have already lived this nightmare several times from the Obama-Reid-Pelosi machine. The fact is, Reid used political maneuvering
while working behind closed doors to ensure that the House version of the DREAM Amnesty Act now makes it to the Senate floor – as early as TONIGHT!
The DREAM Amnesty Act is nothing more than a pet payback project of Reid that amounts to amnesty for millions of illegal aliens currently living in the U.S. illegally.
There are a number of Republican and moderate Democrat fence-sitters who are either undecided or unannounced as to their voting positions on the DREAM Act.
The votes of these lawmakers could mean the difference in this amnesty bill, which is why — during this late hour we are sounding the alarm for grassroots Americans to reach out to these undecideds and unannounced to ensure that YOUR VOICE is heard on this latest Reid amnesty scam!
Tell Senators and those sitting on the fence what you think of Reid’s nightmarish DREAM Amnesty Act proposal
~ Grassfire Nation