DEAR AMNESTY OPPONENTS,
Here Are Today’s (THURS) Target Lists For Phoning (Includes Direct Phone Numbers For DC & Local Offices)
It seems possible that the Senate could vote on the DREAM Act amnesty as early as Sunday (Majority Leader Reid is keeping Senators in session all weekend.) You will be unlikely to get a phone answered on the weekend, so you need to voice your opinion today.
These Senators Lean Strongly YES On Amnesty But Will Have To Face Voters In 2012
Friends, this is a mostly new target list. Can we really hammer these phones today?
A Newsweek blog now notes that Sen. Reid’s dragging out the amnesty vote may be starting to endanger several Senators in his Party who are more and more dreading having to run for re-election in 2012 with a recent amnesty vote on their record.
This first list is entirely of Democratic Senators who must run for re-election in 2012 in competitive states. In other words, each of them knows he/she could lose (especially after what just happened in the elections last month).
All you have to do is dislodge one or two of these from voting YES and I think you would guarantee amnesty defeat. (Or you may pressure them enough that they will beg Sen. Reid to just not hold the vote.)
Here is some starter language for you on the phone calls (in addition to key points listed at the bottom of this email):
Sen. xmxmx is going to have a rough time campaigning in 2012 with a record of voting for this DREAM Act amnesty while 22 million Americans can’t find a job.
Everybody is going to know that Sen. xmxmx’s amnesty vote forced our unemployed Americans to compete with millions more foreign-born workers without doing a single thing to increase enforcement to stop millions more illegal aliens from coming here and taking jobs.
Sen. xmxmxm is backing the wrong DREAM Act. The Senator wants to help young adults who presumably were brought here illegally as children and now find themselves many years later in tough situation.
But what caused that? The cause was that our government allowed their parents to illegally take a job from an American worker and then to illegally keep that job for years and years.
THIS DREAM Act amnesty does nothing to keep that from happening again and again forever.
Vote NO on this DREAM amnesty and come back and work on a DREAM that will stop all parents in the future from putting their kids in this situation by living and working here illegally for years at a time.
Yes, adding extra calls to all the local offices can really help sow doubt and concern within a Senator’s organization.
CONNECTICUT Joseph Lieberman (D) Washington, DC: ph: 202-224-4041 adr: U.S. Senate, Washington, DC 20510 Hartford: ph: 860-549-8463 adr: One Constitution Plaza, Hartford, CT 06103
FLORIDA Bill Nelson (D) Washington, DC: ph: 202-224-5274 adr: U.S. Senate, Washington, DC 20510 Coral Gables: ph: 305-536-5999 adr: 2925 Salzedo Street, Coral Gables, FL 33134 Davie: ph: 954-693-4851 adr: 3416 South University Drive, Davie, FL 33328 Fort Myers: ph: 239-334-7760 adr: 2000 Main Street, Fort Myers, FL 33901 Jacksonville: ph: 904-346-4500 adr: 1301 Riverplace Boulevard, Jacksonville , FL 32207 Orlando: ph: 407-872-7161 adr: 225 East Robinson Street, Orlando, FL 32801 Tallahassee: ph: 850-942-8415 adr: U.S. Courthouse Annex, Tallahassee, FL 32301 West Palm Beach: ph: 561-514-0189 adr: 500 Australian Ave, West Palm Bch, FL 33401
MICHIGAN Debbie Stabenow (D) Washington, DC: ph: 202-224-4822 adr: U.S. Senate, Washington, DC 20510 Detroit: ph: 313-961-4330 adr: 243 West Congress, Detroit, MI 48226 East Lansing: ph: 517-203-1760 adr: 221 W Lake Lansing Rd, East Lansing, MI 48823 Flint: ph: 810-720-4172 adr: 2503 South Linden Road, Flint, MI 48532 Grand Rapids: ph: 616-975-0052 adr: 3230 Broadmoor Street, Grand Rapids, MI 49512 Marquette: ph: 906-228-8756 adr: 1901 West Ridge, Marquette, MI 49855 Traverse City: ph: 231-929-1031 adr: 3335 South Airport Road W, Traverse City, MI 49684
MINNESOTA Amy Klobuchar (D) Washington, DC: ph: 202-224-3244 adr: U.S. Senate, Washington, DC 20510 Minneapolis: ph: 612-727-5220 adr: 1200 Washington Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55415 Moorhead: ph: 218-287-2219 adr: 121 4th Street South, Moorhead, MN 56560 Rochester: ph: 507-288-5321 adr: 1134 7th Street NW, Rochester, MN 55901 Virginia: ph: 218-741-9690 adr: 820 9th Street North, Virginia, MN 55792
MISSOURI Claire McCaskill (D) Washington, DC: ph: 202-224-6154 adr: U.S. Senate, Washington, DC 20510 Cape Girardeau: ph: 573-651-0964 adr: 555 Independence Ave., Cape Girardeau, MO 63703 Columbia: ph: 573-442-7130 adr: 915 East Ash Street, Columbia, MO 65201 Kansas City: ph: 816-421-1639 adr: 4141 Pennsylvania, Kansas City, MO 64111 Springfield: ph: 417-868-8745 adr: 324 Park Central West, Springfield, MO 65806 St. Louis: ph: 314-367-1364 adr: 5850 A Delmar Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63112
NEW MEXICO Jeff Bingaman (D) Washington, DC ph: 202-224-5521 adr: U.S. Senate, Washington, DC 20510 Albuquerque: ph: 505-346-6601 adr: 625 Silver Ave SW, #130, Albuquerque, NM 87102 Las Cruces: ph: 575-523-6561 adr: Loretto Town Centre, Las Cruces, NM 88001 Las Vegas: ph: 505-454-8824 adr: 118 Bridge Street—Suite 3, Las Vegas, NM 87701 Roswell: ph: 575-622-7113 adr: 105 West Third Street—Suite 409, Roswell, NM 88201 Santa Fe: ph: 505-988-6647 adr: 119 East Marcy—Suite 101, Santa Fe, NM 87501
OHIO Sherrod Brown (D) Washington, DC: ph: 202-224-2315 adr: U.S. Senate, Washington, DC 20510 Cincinnati: ph: 513-684-1021 adr: 425 Walnut Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202 Cleveland: ph: 216-522-7272 adr: 1301 East Ninth St., Cleveland, OH 44114 Columbus: ph: 614-469-2083 adr: 200 N High St., Columbus, OH 43215 Lorain: ph: 440-242-4100 adr: 205 West 20th St., Lorain, OH 44052
VIRGINIA Jim Webb (D) Washington, DC: ph: 202-224-4024 adr: U.S. Senate, Washington, DC 20510 Falls Church: ph: 703-573-7090 adr: 7309 Arlington Boulevard, Falls Church, VA 22042 Richmond: ph: 804-771-2221 adr: 507 East Franklin Street, Richmond, VA 23219 Roanoke: ph: 540-772-4236 adr: 3140 Chaparral Drive, Roanoke, VA 24018 Virginia Beach: ph: 757-518-1674 adr: 222 Central Park Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23462
WASHINGTON Maria Cantwell (D) Washington, DC: ph: 202-224-3441 adr: U.S. Senate, Washington, DC 20510 Everett: ph: 888-648-7328 adr: 2930 Wetmore Avenue, Everett, WA 98201 Richland: ph: 509-946-8106 adr: 825 Jadwin Avenue, Richland, WA 99352 Seattle: ph: 206-220-6400 adr: 915 Second Avenue, Seattle, WA 98174 Spokane: ph: 509-353-2507 adr: U.S. Federal Courthouse, Spokane, WA 99201 Tacoma: ph: 253-572-2281 adr: 950 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma, WA 98402 Vancouver: ph: 360-696-7838 adr: 1313 Officers Row, Vancouver, WA 98661
WISCONSIN Herb Kohl (D) Washington, DC: ph: 202-224-5653 adr: U.S. Senate, Washington, DC 20510 Appleton: ph: 920-738-1640 adr: 4321 West College Ave., Appleton, WI 54914 Eau Claire: ph: 715-832-8424 adr: 402 Graham Ave, #206, Eau Claire, WI 54701 LaCrosse: ph: 608-796-0045 adr: 425 State Street—Suite 202, LaCrosse, WI 54601 Madison: ph: 608-264-5338 adr: 14 West Muffin Street—Suite 312, Madison, WI 53703 Milwaukee: ph: 414-297-4451 adr: 310 W Wisconsin Ave—#950, Milwaukee, WI 53203
These Senators Do NOT Face 2012 Re-Election But Are On The Fence And Leaning YES
ALASKA Lisa Murkowski (R) Washington, DC: ph: 202-224-6665 adr: U.S. Senate, Washington, DC 20510 Anchorage: ph: 877-829-6030 adr: 510 L Street, Anchorage, AK 99501 Fairbanks: ph: 907-456-0233 adr: 101 12th Avenue, Fairbanks, AK 99701 Juneau: ph: 907-586-7400 adr: 709 West 9th Street, Juneau, AK 99802 Kenai: ph: 907-283-5808 adr: 130 Trading Bay Road, Kenai, AK 99611 Ketchikan: ph: 907-283-5208 adr: 540 Water Street, Ketchikan, AK 99901 Wasilla: ph: 907-376-7665 adr: 851 East Westpoint Drive, Wasilla, AK 99654
LOUISIANA Mary Landrieu (D) Washington, DC: ph: 202-224-5824 adr: U.S. Senate, Washington, DC 20510 Baton Rouge: ph: 225-389-0395 adr: U.S. Postal Building, Baton Rouge, LA 70801 Lake Charles: ph: 337-436-6650 adr: One Lakeshore Drive, Lake Charles, LA 70629 New Orleans: ph: 504-589-2427 adr: Hale Boggs Federal Bldg, New Orleans, LA 70130 Shreveport: ph: 318-676-3085 adr: U.S. Courthouse, Shreveport, LA 71101
NORTH DAKOTA Byron Dorgan (D) Washington, DC: ph: 202-224-2551 adr: U.S. Senate, Washington, DC 20510 Bismarck: ph: 701-250-4618 adr: Federal Building, Bismarck, ND 58501 Fargo: ph: 701-239-5389 adr: 112 Roberts Street, Fargo, ND 58102 Grand Forks: ph: 701-746-9126 adr: 102 North 4th St, #108, Grand Forks, ND 58201 Minot: ph: 701-852-0703 adr: 100 First Street South West, Suite 105, Minot, ND 58701
Encourage These Senators To Stick With Recent Pledges To Vote NO
Susan Collins (R) Washington, DC: ph: 202-224-2523 adr: U.S. Senate, Washington, DC 20510 Augusta: ph: 207-622-8414 adr: 68 Seawall Street, Augusta, ME 04330 Bangor: ph: 207-945-0417 adr: 202 Harlow Street—Room 204, Bangor, ME 04401 Biddeford: ph: 207-283-1101 adr: 160 Main Street, Biddeford, ME 04005 Caribou: ph: 207-493-7873 adr: 25 Sweden Street—Suite A, Caribou, ME 04736 Lewiston: ph: 207-784-6969 adr: 11 Lisbon Street, Lewiston, ME 04240 Portland: ph: 207-780-3575 adr: 1 City Center, Portland, ME 04101
Olympia Snowe (R) Washington, DC: ph: 202-224-5344 adr: U.S. Senate, Washington, DC 20510 Auburn: ph: 207-786-2451 adr: Two Great Falls Plaza, Auburn, ME 04210 Augusta: ph: 207-622-8292 adr: 68 Sewall Street—Suite 101C, Augusta, ME 04330 Bangor: ph: 207-945-0432 adr: 1 Cumberland Place, Bangor, ME 04401 Biddeford: ph: 207-282-4144 adr: 231 Main Street, Suite 2, Biddeford, ME 04005 Lewiston: ph: 207-784-6969 adr: 11 Lisbon Street, Lewiston, ME 04240 Portland: ph: 207-874-0883 adr: 3 Canal Plaza—Suite 601, Portland, ME 04112 Presque Isle: ph: 207-764-5124 adr: 169 Academy Street, Presque Isle, ME 04769
MONTANA Sen. Max Baucus (D) Washington, DC ph: 202-224-2651 adr: U.S. Senate, Washington, DC 20510 Billings: ph: 406-657-6790 adr: 202 Fratt Building, Billings, MT 59101 Bozeman: ph: 406-586-6104 adr: Federal Building, Bozeman, MT 59715 Butte: ph: 406-782-8700 adr: Silver Bow Center, Butte, MT 59701 Great Falls: ph: 406-761-1574 adr: 18 5th Street South, Great Falls, MT 59401 Helena: ph: 406-449-5480 adr: 225 Cruse Avenue—Suite D, Helena, MT 59601 Missoula: ph: 406-329-3123 adr: 211 North Higgins—Room 102, Missoula, MT 59802
NORTH CAROLINA Kay Hagan (D) Washington, DC: ph: 202-224-6342 adr: U.S. Senate, Washington, DC 20510 Greensboro: ph: 336-333-5311 adr: 701 Green Valley Rd, Greensboro, NC 27408 Raleigh: ph: 919-856-4630 adr: 310 New Bern Avenue, Raleigh, NC 27601
NORTH DAKOTA Kent Conrad (D) Washington, DC: ph: 202-224-2043 adr: U.S. Senate, Washington, DC 20510 Bismarck: ph: 701-258-4648 adr: Federal Building, Bismarck, ND 58501 Fargo: ph: 701-232-8030 adr: Federal Building, Fargo, ND 58102 Grand Forks: ph: 701-775-9601 adr: Federal Building, Grand Forks, ND 58203 Minot: ph: 701-852-0703 adr: 100 First Street SW, Suite 105, Minot, ND 58701
Most Senate Offices Are Unaware Of The Millions Of 10-Year Work Permits That DREAM Offers To Illegal Aliens
1. Application: The DREAM amnesty begins with illegal aliens filling out applications. They merely have to claim—not provide evidence—that they meet criteria of having been brought to the U.S. before age 16 and being under the age of 30 at time of enactment and being present in the U.S. at least 5 years before enactment of the amnesty, among other criteria.
2. Work Permits Given: Once they allege these minimal criteria, the illegal aliens are given “conditional lawful permanent resident status” and are given a 10-year work permit to compete directly with the 22 million Americans who want a full-time job but can’t find one.
Estimates suggest that up to 2 million illegal aliens could legitimately qualify for the opening application, and perhaps a couple million more might be or look young enough to fraudulently apply.
Those millions would immediately be able to legally compete for any U.S. job.
3. Ten Years of Work Before Education Required: Despite all the talk about how this amnesty is just for people who go to college or serve in the military, the illegal aliens don’t have to do much of anything in that regard to have the legal right to work for 10 years.
Everybody who applies and gets the work permits has 10 years to complete two years of college or two years of military. Ten Years!
By the way, despite the fact that some media outlets have taken to referring to the potential recipients of the amnesty as “the best and the brightest” and “stars,” illegal aliens can get the 10-year work permit merely by completing a GED and enrolling in a single course in a community college or trade school.
4. When 10 Years Are Up, What’s The Chance of Anybody Being Asked to Leave? At the end of 10 years, illegal aliens who have not compiled two years of college or military would finally lose the right to compete legally with unemployed Americans for a job.
But they also would have sunk 10 more years of roots into their communities, building up an even bigger claim that it would be a hardship to be forced to leave this country. In addition, their advocates in the open-borders groups can say that they aren’t really illegal aliens since they have just spent 10 years living and working as legal residents.
Fortunately for them, the DREAM amnesty allows those who fail to meet any of the criteria after 10 years to file a claim of hardship. The US Citizenship & Immigration Services agency is given the right to issue waivers and allow these illegal aliens to stay. By the way, they can get a waiver if the hardship is to them, or if it would be to a spouse, one of their children or one of their parents.
In the end, it is not only the 2 million potential qualified opening applicants but millions of potential fraudulant applicants who will get 10 years of legal competition against unemployed Americans. The only way the frauds can lose their work permit is if the government brings individualized cases to prove that they lied on the applications. Want to guess how many of the millions of fraud cases the government would have time to investigate and prosecute—one by one?
Are any of the pro-DREAM amnesty supporters thinking about that?
Aside from all the issues of rewarding or encouraging law-breaking, there is the question about why this Lame Duck Congress at this time of 9.8% unemployment would feel the need to greatly increase the job competition for unemployed Americans.
THANKS FOR CALLING AGAIN TODAY,