This afternoon, Senator Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) used his campaign to send out a petition (see email here) to tell Governor Jan Brewer (R-Ariz.) to “reverse her position now.” Durbin, the author of the failed DREAM Act, says Brewer is “standing in the way” of President Obama’s new amnesty for illegal aliens under 31 years of age.
Durbin claims that Brewer’s executive order requiring state agencies to uphold state law and continue to bar illegal aliens from receiving state benefits and IDs is just “wrong.” Well, Senator Durbin, you’re the one who is wrong. Wrong for trying to intimidate a state into using taxpayer dollars to fund benefits for illegal aliens and wrong for advocating for unlegislated federal policy over laws passed by Congress.
In addition to being flat out incorrect and misleading, Durbin’s email is also illuminating. Despite the Obama administration’s repeated assurances that the deferred action amnesty for illegal aliens is merely temporary, Durbin called it “a clear path towards citizenship.” So, the amnesty lobby is showing their hand. The Obama administration never planned to keep this amnesty temporary – illegal aliens’ political bullies won’t let them.