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Tell Congress to vote NO on the DREAM Act
Commander Foster Asks the Legion Family to Help Stop this Illegal Immigrants Amnesty Bill
(November 30, 2010) The American Legion, by resolution, is unalterably opposed to illegal immigration and opposes legislation that would result in the granting of amnesty and legal residency, in any form or by any name, to illegal immigrants currently in the United States.
National Commander Jimmy Foster therefore urges The American Legion family to call both their U.S. Senators and Representatives and ask them to vote "NO" on the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors Act or DREAM Act coming up for a vote in the next two weeks in the House and Senate.
The DREAM Act, if enacted, provides a pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens younger than age 36 who were brought to the United States as children; who have lived here five or more continuous years; and who meet the eligibility requirements by either attending an institution of higher learning or serving in the military for at least two years. This bill also allows the States to determine State residency for higher education purposes and provides for higher education assistance.
The American Legion opposes this legislation for the following reasons:
Commander Foster requests The American Legion family contact their U.S. Senators and Representatives now and encourage them to vote against the DREAM Act.
Please call the Capitol Switchboard at 800-828-0498 or 877-762-8762 and ask for your elected official's office. Ask for the staff person following this bill. Identify yourself and tell the aide you request the elected official vote 'No' on the DREAM Act bill and would like to leave a brief comment why you do not support the bill.