Renewing the DREAM Fight

Los Angeles Times: Sen. Harry Reid Vows to Advance DREAM Act, ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Legislation

We need to repeal this discriminatory policy so that any American who wants to defend our country can do so,” Reid said.

The majority leader also said the immigration bill, known as the DREAM Act, would be brought up as a stand-alone measure. In the past, the measure had failed to advance as an amendment to broader legislation.

The immigration bill would allow young people who came to this country illegally as children to be offered a path to citizenship if they attend college or join the military.

I’m assuming that most conservatives who have not dropped their guard per the mid-term elections and are still paying close attention to what’s taking place in Washington have more than likely noticed that Harry Reid fully intends to take a vote on the DREAM ACT to the floor again.  Obviously, since this is now the lame duck session and because there could conceivably be a number of liberal Democrats who feel as though it’s now safe to settle some scores with the American people, it would at least seem as though our leverage has been compromised.  That does not mean, however, that we should not do everything that we can to stop this legislation and to call, call, call.

I’ve mentioned this issue previously here on AR, and it’s worth mentioning again: the possibility of American citizenship being granted in exchange for military service should make every American’s eyebrows go up.

Click HERE to see the senators up for re-election in the coming years.  Contact them.  Cite this month’s elections, and explain that their jobs are on the line.

Also, look HERE to see Michelle Malkin’s “DREAM Act Scoreboard,” detailing the GOP fence-sitters and providing valuable links to phone lists.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Why don’t they go home, and defend Mexico?

  2. Chuck in San Diego says:

    If you’re not already signed up with this site, which is one of the main immigration reform sites, then you should check it out.

    http://www.numbersusa.com

    It’s free, it allows you to send customized faxes to various representatives that impact immigration reform, and did I say it’s FREE ???

    Check it out.

  3. Gail B. says:

    If Mexico would clean up their drug and cartel problem, their citizens would not be coming to the United States in such droves.

    It is undeniably sad when a child is brought to the U.S. as an infant, grows up in the States, and is about to graduate from college, for him or her to be denied the right to remain in the United States. Equally sad is the lack of responsibility on the part of her parents or guardian for allowing her to live her formative years in the United States ILLEGALLY.

    The U.S. taxpayers did not create her circumstances; we should not feel guilty or be held responsible for her dilemma. (There’s a girl in Georgia who has been in the news recently for this very reason. I’m certain there are thousands like her all across the country.)

    Either we are a nation of laws or we aren’t. Which is it?

    And, while I’m ranting, if the illegal Mexicans want to wave their flag, let them go back to Mexico to do it — and leave our U.S. citizen children and our flag alone!

  4. Gail B. says:

    Uh, John, that was good, and thanks for the links!

    Chuck in San Diego, I second what you said about numbersusa.com. Don’t remember how I got it, but I’ve subscribed to it for a long time.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Gail,

    I am going to have to disagree with you. Mexican citizens come to the US for a more favorable life, regardless of any cartel or drug problem.

    Sad? Well, I wish I would have been given a free education, medical, and welfare when I grew up. Cry me a river. The abuses on the front lines are extensive and egregious. Yes, winning the lottery is undeniably sad.

    The parents were exactly performing an exploitation of law to provide the best avenue for a ‘better’ future. Just ask my neighbor who ‘employs’ are new ‘immigrant’ every 6 months to obtain work visas which in-turn allow green cards with in-turn allows a SSN which… BOINK permanent resident.

    The tax payers are the EXACT cause of the condition concurrent. Sole blame lies in the electorate.

    Viva la Atzlan. ‘They’ have a plan, and just like CAIR, are executing it with precision and malice. (except for Bustamante – phew)

  6. Gail B. says:

    @Anonymous 12:40 pm

    I agree with you. There are now people fleeing Mexico because of the drug cartels based in Mexico, however. It’s really sad, the situation there. The United States did not cause the cartels; the citizens of the United States should not have to be financially punished because of them. The cartels should be Mexico’s problem.

    Our children are now under-educated, and a lot of other “unders” because of an ever-growing government. If the federal government would realize there are no “federal children” to educate, perhaps the local school systems could do a better job.

    Right now, the federal government is just one big headache. I wish we could take a Bayer aspirin and have it go away, leaving what the Founders gave us to work with in the beginning!

  7. Dean says:

    Every illegal alien (and their children) in the US should be offered the opportunity to voluntarily go back where they came from. If they do that within two years of the offer, they would be allowed to do so without incurring any penalty. After returning and staying in their home country for no less than three years, they would be allowed to apply for re-entry and be placed on the waiting list at the appropriate place, and if, at the time they are approved for re-entry, they pay a hefty fine for having been illegally in the US in the first place. That would be regardless of whether they were an adult, teenager, child, or baby when they came across the border. Those born here would not be allowed to be citizens of the US, but would not have to pay the fine. They could go through the normal process of becoming a citizen if they wanted to do so.

    Any illegal alien found in the US after the two year offering period, would be deported IMMEDIATELY and would NOT be allowed to re-enter the US for ten years with an extremely hefty fine. The spouse and children of this person (if such exist) would also be required to go back to the home country for at least five years and pay a larger fine than those who leave voluntariy.

    It could be accomplished with the current technology available to us and would be accompanied by a plan to secure our borders. Sorry if it gets some who have grown from childhood to college attendance age, but their situation is not my fault – it is their parent’s fault, and going to college or into the military should not matter

  8. Anonymous says:

    Dean at 3:32……. common sense such as yours died many decades ago, unfortunately.

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