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Showing posts with label DREAM Act. Show all posts
Showing posts with label DREAM Act. Show all posts

Friday, October 14, 2011

The Bishops' Immigration Obsession

The Catholic Church in America has suffered in recent decades from rapidly declining Mass attendance. Its higher education institutions have pushed Catholicism out of the curriculum and culture, with no real catechesis program for young adults. And efforts to attract more young people to the Church have looked more like a “cool” Dad trying to right a fumbled relationship with his children.

Francis Cardinal George, archbishop of Chicago and former president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, recently announced a new effort to “nurture the faith and intellectual and moral development of our youth.” Cardinal George says that young people “encourage us with their passion to learn and their desire to create a better world.”

Yet the particular way the cardinal is calling attention to the development of young people is for the Catholic community to “support and promote the passage of the DREAM Act and the eventual goal of the passage of compassionate comprehensive immigration reform legislation.”

Read the rest of this entry at Crisis Magazine >>

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Beaten and Bitter, Bob Inglis Votes for Amnesty

Congressman Bob Inglis, along with seven other Republicans, joined Democrats in the lame-duck session of Congress to pass the DREAM Act amnesty bill last night in a vote of 216-198.

Republicans voting for amnesty were:

FLORIDA - L. Diaz-Balart
FLORIDA - M. Diaz-Balart
FLORIDA - Ros-Lehtinen

Thirty-eight Democrats voted against amnesty, and 20 members failed to vote.

The legislation will now be taken up by the Senate, where there will be a cloture vote.  If fewer than 60 of the 100 Senators vote for cloture, so that debate on the legislation can begin, the amnesty bill will be dead.  A vote is expected as early as this morning.

Please call the Senate at 202-224-3121, ask for your Senators, and urge them to vote NO on the DREAM Act.