Dick Durbin’s State of the Union Guest

Don Rosenberg replies to a solicitation from Dick Durbin…

 

During Tuesday night’s State of the Union address, Sen. Dick Durbin’s invited guest was a DACA recipient, a fact he was proud of and trumpeted in a fundraising blast I received.

 

It reads:

Don,

Tonight, my State of the Union guest is a young man who was brought to the United States as a child. He is a medical student at Loyola University and a Dreamer.

If Congress does not act soon to restore protections for Dreamers, he will be at risk of being forced out of medical school and losing his chance to serve his community.

His chance to pursue his dreams will be over, and our country will lose a doctor — all because Congress failed to act.

Before tonight’s State of the Union, please add your name to tell Congress that we must urgently pass the Dream Act and give young immigrants the certainty they deserve.

President Trump has repeatedly rejected bipartisan agreements to protect Dreamers in exchange for reasonable border security.

And now, tonight, he’s going to outline his list of priorities for the coming weeks — and it’s up to us to hold him and Republicans accountable and make sure the Dream Act is on the list.

That’s why I’m counting on you, Don. Help me keep the pressure up: add your name right now to urge Congress to pass the Dream Act.

My best,
Dick Durbin

 

Here’s my reply.

Dick,

This is insulting, disgusting – and I would say somewhat treasonous.

You, a United States Senator, are more concerned about an illegal alien than our loved ones that were killed. Thousands of our kids lost their chance to pursue their dreams – lost their very lives – because Congress failed to act. And you couldn’t care less.

While you may blame President Trump for his actions or lack thereof in his first year in office, you’ve been a Senator now for 20 years and have done nothing to protect American citizens and legal immigrants from harm. Your actions and inactions actually put them in harm’s way.

Here is the definition of treason. Does the shoe fit?

18 U.S. Code § 2381 – Treason

Whoever, owing allegiance to the United States, levies war against them or adheres to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort within the United States or elsewhere, is guilty of treason and shall suffer death, or shall be imprisoned not less than five years and fined under this title but not less than $10,000; and shall be incapable of holding any office under the United States. (June 25, 1948, ch. 645, 62 Stat. 807; Pub. L. 103–322, title XXXIII, § 330016(2)(J), Sept. 13, 1994, 108 Stat. 2148.)

Give that a read and get back to me. Better yet, I’ll be in DC next week and you can give me your response in person. I’d also be interested in hearing how you intend to protect our families from illegal aliens so no more American dreams are shattered.

Best,

Don Rosenberg

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