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Anti-sanctuary measure in the Senate; DREAM Act resurrected; Update: Bad news

By Michelle Malkin  •  October 16, 2007 01:05 PM

Update: Bad news.

Via NumbersUSA (hat tip – reader Brad):

Today, during Senate consideration of the commerce, justice, and science (CJS) spending bill (H.R. 3093), senators are expected to take up one of two amendments sponsored by Sen. David Vitter (R-La.), which would prevent Federal Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) grants from being awarded to states and municipalities with sanctuary policies in place. If one of the Vitter amendments is adopted, it is unlikely that any city would forgo this Federal funding in order to continue to provide sanctuary to illegal aliens.

Call your senator today to ask him/her to support the Vitter anti-sanctuary amendments to the CJS spending bill: 202-224-3121.

Meantime, via FAIR, it looks the DREAM Act is back:

Our sources tell us that the DREAM Act will be offered as an amendment to the Labor, Health and Human Services Appropriations bill (H.R. 3043) on the Senate floor, most likely late TODAY or TOMORROW. Things are moving so quickly that even Senate staffers don’t have the text of the amendment!

Nevertheless, WE know the DREAM Act grants amnesty to illegal aliens who entered the U.S. before the age of 16. And those who are granted amnesty may later petition the Department of Homeland Security to grant their parents legal status.

Also, if past versions are an indicator, the amendment will have no caps on the numbers, no age limit on applicants, will allow “conditional legal permanent resident status” to be extended indefinitely, and will provide for retroactive benefits. We can also expect the amendment to authorize in-state tuition to illegal aliens and make illegal aliens who receive conditional LPR status eligible for federal financial aid.

Please call your Senators IMMEDIATELY and let them know that you oppose the DREAM Act.

Sanctuary Nation or Sovereign Nation: It’s your choice.

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