Wednesday, December 10, 2008 | | 0 comments

Anti-Obamaniacs' Last Ditch Effort

The Constitution doesn't define what a natural born citizen is, and how Donofrio thought he could stick an allegation that neither Clinton nor McCain dared to use is beyond me.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008 | | 3 comments

Nannying The Senate

It's official, Fran Drescher is throwing her hat in the ring as a possible replacement for Clinton's vacated New York Senate seat.

“I’m an authentic and honest person, and I think Capitol Hill needs more of that,” she said this weekend.
I'm inclined to agree. There's no clue yet as to her stance on immigration, but I don't expect her to take a nativist approach. Her laugh would at least drown out the hate-spewing voices of Sessions and Vitter.

Sunday, December 7, 2008 | | 2 comments

The DREAM Act Is Not Amnesty

If you're either a nativist who wants to understand the merits of the DREAM Act or a DREAMie who needs well thought-out arguments for it, a recent post at the DreamACTivist.Org blog will enlighten even the most staunch opponents of the bill.

Read the complete post HERE

Thursday, December 4, 2008 | | 3 comments

Another Year Gone

Christmas is here again. It seems that years used traverse very slowly when I was a child. One Christmas appeared light years away from the next. Perhaps a carefree life tends to slow down the passage of time. Nowadays, though, time takes no pity on me.

A year ago this month, Dreamies were still trying to recover from the blow dealt to us by this country we call home. On October 24, 2007, the Senate failed to pass a motion to invoke cloture on the DREAM Act. That's just political lingo for allowing undocumented students to remain in the shadows, to spend more time in limbo.

As I finish trimming my Christmas tree, all I can hope for is respite. Respite from fear. Respite from hope; I'm tired of hoping. "Maybe this is the year for us." "Maybe President-elect Obama will keep his promise about passing the DREAM Act in the first 100 days of his presidency." "Maybe this or that senator will change his or her mind and support us." "Maybe I'll be able to afford college next semester." Maybe this, maybe that.

I want something tangible. For now, however, I'll keep on hoping that the passage of time will continue to be swift until DREAM passes.

Sunday, March 9, 2008 | | 2 comments

Dream Act Banners

I created these banners for people to post in their blogs and spread the word about the DREAM Act. Feel free to copy and share...

This one was taken from Senator Durbin's speech after DREAM failed to pass a cloture vote:

Students and future soldiers want DREAM:

Throughout history groups of people have been the scapegoats for social and economic problems in their individual cultures. Now, immigrants have become the scapegoats for a suffering American economy amongst other socio-economic issues. It's time we stop it:

Most Dreamers have been raised in this country since an early age; they are at heart Americans.