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DREAM Act nightmare: 2.1 million future Democrat voter recruitment drive

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By Michelle Malkin  •  November 19, 2010 12:20 PM

Let’s be clear.

The open-borders progressives’ “DREAM Act” is an electoral nightmare. It’s not just an illegal alien student bailout. It’s a 2.1 million future Democrat voter recruitment drive. The “path to citizenship” dangled by Obama is a superhighway to generations of big government-birthed, identity politics-nursed dependents.

Misguided Republicans have supported illegal alien amnesties dating back to the Reagan era. And they have paid a steep, lasting price. As bankrupt, multiculti-wracked California goes, so goes the nation. The progs’ plan has always been to exploit the massive population of illegal aliens to redraw the political map and secure a permanent ruling majority.

Illegal alien DREAM Act radicals have coopted civil rights language and tactics — they’re staging hunger strikes across the country now — to cast themselves as “victims” while they cut in front of the line.

Where are all the Republicans who talked tough on border security to get themselves re-elected?

Cowering.

Shame on John McCain. Shame:

On Wednesday, six undocumented youth staged an all-day sit-in in Arizona Sen. John McCain’s D.C. office to try to force the senator to give a statement of support for the DREAM Act, which he’d cosponsored in the past. Late in the day, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced that he plans to introduce the DREAM Act as a stand alone bill.

The day ended with four arrests and no such statement from McCain, but McCain heard their message loud and clear.

So loudly and so clearly, in fact, that he attempted to make a side-door exit to avoid confrontation with the students. Matias Ramos, a DREAM activist and founding member of United We DREAM, a group that’s organizing to win passage of the bill, said the group of young people only managed to snag a quick exchange with McCain because they chased him down a hallway as he tried to exit one of his office’s five doors.

“We’d like to serve the country. Will you support the DREAM Act and allow us to serve?” Ramos said Gaby Pacheco, one of the activists asked him. “Good, good, go serve the country then,” Ramos said McCain replied, before sliding into a senators’ elevator and being whisked away.

DREAM activists have targeted McCain three separate times in recent years with sit-ins in his Phoenix and D.C. offices, but Wednesday marked the first time activists were able to see him face to face.

McCain was not always so afraid to face DREAMers. In fact, he cosponsored the 2003, 2005 and 2007 versions of the DREAM Act. It wasn’t until after his failed 2008 presidential bid, and then his bruising primary against J.D. Hayworth this summer, that McCain started turning in on himself…

Yes, Soros open-borders Republican and former best friend of La Raza-turned-tough-on-borders John McCain is still a fence-sitter. Here’s the current DREAM Act Senate fence-sitters scorecard and phone numbers again.

The open-borders lobby never lets up. Neither should you:

REPUBLICANS:

SEN. JOHN MCCAIN 202-224-2235; 480-897-6289: Staff says he “hasn’t made a public statement” and “hasn’t made up his mind.” He talked a tough border security game to get re-elected, while promising illegal alien activists he would “resolve their issues.” (Refresh your memories here.)

SEN. OLYMPIA SNOWE 202-224-5344; 207-874-0883: Staff says she “hasn’t released a statement.”

SEN. SUSAN COLLINS 202-224-2523; 207-945-0417: Staff says she “hasn’t released a public statement.”

SEN. LISA MURKOWSKI 202-224-6665; 907-271-3735: Staff says she’s “still reviewing the bill.”

DEMOCRATS:

SEN. JIM WEBB OF VIRGINIA 202-224-4024; 703-573-7090. Staff says “he hasn’t made a public statement.”

SEN. KENT CONRAD OF NORTH DAKOTA 202-224-2043; 701-258-4648. Staff says “he hasn’t released a statement.” Conrad has voted against the DREAM Act in the past.

SEN. BYRON DORGAN OF NORTH DAKOTA 202 224-2551. He voted against the DREAM Act in the past. Staff says he “hasn’t taken a public position.”

SEN. MARK PRYOR OF ARKANSAS 202-224-2353; 501-324-6336. He voted no on the DREAM Act cloture vote in September. Staff says he is “likely” to vote no again, though he hasn’t made an official public statement yet.

SEN. JON TESTER OF MONTANA 202 224-2644. Staff says he has voted against the DREAM Act in the past and “he will probably vote against any bill that has amnesty in it.”

SEN. MAX BAUCUS OF MONTANA 202-224-2651. He has opposed the DREAM Act in the past and is a “likely no” again in this session.

SEN. CLAIRE MCCASKILL OF MISSOURI 202-224-6154. She opposed the DREAM Act in the past and staff says she has made no statement changing her position otherwise.

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IBD nails it:

This is an amnesty bill. Under it, illegal aliens who enter this country before the age of 16 and have successfully evaded the law for five years are given conditional green-card status that can later be converted to regular green cards. They are required to complete two years of college or military service.

Then green cards can be acquired for the parents who brought their children here illegally. And once they’ve been granted citizenship, they can bring all their relatives to the U.S. Those who’ve waited patiently, and legally, for their green cards will still have to wait while the open-border parade passes them by.

These are not children who were born here after their parents sneaked past the Border Patrol; the argument there is that birthright citizens shouldn’t be punished for the sins of their parents. No, these are children who were born elsewhere and smuggled in before their 16th birthday.

To reward this illegal behavior would encourage more to come, and there is no shortage of human smugglers in Mexico who would be happy, for a fee, to assist. The smuggled and their families, of course, would be eternally grateful.

“A lot of this is about demographics,” says Sen.-elect Rand Paul, R-Ky. “If you look at immigrants from Mexico, they register 3-to-1 Democrat, so the Democratic Party is for easy citizenship and allowing them to vote.” But what about the people who wait patiently overseas and break no laws to get here? No citizenship for you!

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