Here is the content of a fax I sent late this morning to my Senators:
I am writing to express my opposition to the inclusion of the DREAM Act as well as the repeal of the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy for our military as amendments to the Defense Appropriations bill.
In regard to the DREAM Act, he Federation for American Immigration Reform calls the DREAM Act "a broad amnesty measure disguised as an educational initiative that would allow millions of illegal aliens who meet a very loose definition of student to qualify for green cards." In addition, the DREAM Act would funnel taxpayer dollars away from legal residents and into the pockets of illegal aliens.
Repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell (DADT)," will have serious negative impact on the Military. During a time of war, why subvert the military in this way?
This is precisely why Americans are ready to go to the polls and bring sweeping political change to Congress! I urge you to vote NO on the DREAM Act and the repeal of the DADT amendments.
Adding unrelated and controversial amendments to the bill that funds our military is cynical, deceptive and cowardly. The debate over funding our military should not be compromised by pet programs that advance the liberal agenda.
I oppose amnesty and I am outraged that this Congress continues its deceptive pattern of back-room deals and legislative trickery. Vote NO on any pro-amnesty amendments to the Defense funding bill-- such as the DREAM Act -- or if the final bill includes either DREAM act or DADT repeal, (as well as expanding abortion services on our military bases) ...