Stop the Dream Act!
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The Battle for U.S. Sovereignty Continues
For the second time this year, Congress will once again take up the Dream Act of 2010. It is expected this week that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid will introduce a "test vote" on the Dream Act to see how much support he has for it. It must first pass in the House, of course. There is a much better chance of the Dream Act Amnesty to pass there than in the Senate where some Democrats are reluctant to vote for a measure to help illegals when there are over 15 million unemployed Americans.Allegedly, this Dream Act will only affect those who were brought into the country illegally who were under 16 at that time. Also, it will enable these children of illegal aliens to gain citizenship if they are earning a degree in a four-year college or in the U.S. military. It will also enable these children to petition for legal status of their illegal parents.
On the surface, this whole idea of not punishing the children for the sins of the parents is noteworthy and with merit. But, looking at it closer, you see the unfairness of it all. First and foremost, it will enable these children to get instate tuition rates that many American families cannot get right now. How fair is it to American families, who have paid taxes their entire lives, to continue to pay high out of state tuition rates when children of illegals get the lower instate tuition rate? For some reason, the supporters of this amnesty don't talk about that. A recent report from the Center for Immigration Studies says that it will cost the American taxpayer an estimated $6.2 Billion a year and crowd out American students in the classroom. In fact, Congressman Steve King of Iowa is insisting for a CBO analysis before there is even a vote for the Dream Act. Congressman King says that Senate Democrats are finding that the Dream Act would actually cost up to $20 billion!!!
That brings me back to my point; supporters of theDream Act feel it is unfair to punish the children of illegals. The main focal point here is for these children to get the fabled instate tuition rate. But, who is paying for the school loans for the children that are in this country illegally? The American taxpayer is paying for it. How fair is that to Americans? They can say we will get that money back in taxes all they want. Whatever money they pay in taxes will be ate up in social programs that will be used by relatives who are brought into this country. It is social programs and our American generosity that is causing such a tidal wave of illegals to march across our borders. It is said it is unfair to punish children who were brought here through no fault of their own. Ok, I'll buy that. But, is it our (Americans) fault??? Why should we be punished for the criminal behavior of the parents??? That is exactly what is happening as Democrats and Open Borders zealots try to ram the Dream Act down the throats of Americans, including the 15 million unemployed Americans who will now have more competition. Lost in this entire debate is the millions of legal Immigrants who have done things the right way and waited in line. How fair is it to them? Again, the supporters of the Dream Act don't want to discuss this subject. Wonder why?
As for them gaining citizenship upon entering military service for this country; do we really need mercenaries in our armed forces ? That essentially is what they are since they are not American citizens. If we are going this route, why not advertise in Somalia, the Sudan, Tibet, and other economically depressed countries, for men and women to serve in our armed forces? Why limit this opportunity to Mexico and other Latin-American countries? Or is speaking Spanish a prerequisite for this opportunity? I mean, let's follow this line of thinking to its logical conclusion. If we are going this route, insofar as using military service as an excuse to grant amnesty, let's open things up to everybody around the world!!! Of course, this is preposterous.
In place of the "Dream Act," I propose another piece of legislation. I call it the "Dream Act for Americans." In this legislation, I propose that America be allowed to guard our borders like any other nation is allowed to do. I propose that we give absolutely no benefits to anyone entering this country illegally, including their children. I further propose, in this legislation, if someone is found to be illegally enrolled in any public or private school in this nation, their parents be placed under arrest for breaking U.S. federal law. I also propose, in the Dream Act for Americans, any foreign national employed in this country illegally shall be placed behind bars until they get their court date. No deportation for them just yet. Let them be convicted of a crime so they have a record in this country. In short, in the Dream Act for Americans , Americans and legal residents will be given first and last priority. How unique would that be?
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For the second time this year, Congress will once again take up the Dream Act of 2010. It is expected this week that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid will introduce a "test vote" on the Dream Act to see how...