Harsh Realities of DREAM Act

The Hill: Rep. Lamar Alexander: DREAM Act Carries Some Harsh Realities

Claims that the bill only applies to 875,000 illegal immigrants are misleading. According to the Migration Policy Institute, an estimated two million illegal immigrants under the age of 35 would be eligible for amnesty under the DREAM Act.  Once amnesty recipients become citizens and turn 21, they can sponsor their illegal immigrant parents for legalization. This kind of chain migration only encourages more illegal immigration, as parents will bring their children to the U.S. in hopes of receiving citizenship.

The bill also is a magnet for fraud. Many illegal immigrants will falsely claim that they arrived in the U.S. before age 16. And the DREAM Act makes it possible for almost any illegal immigrant to evade the law. Once an application is filed, no matter how fraudulent, the federal government is prohibited from deporting the applicant.

Apparently the Obama administration sees nothing wrong with illegal immigration. Today, Americans under the age of 35 face an unemployment rate of 14.5 percent. And 28 percent of all African-Americans under age 35 have no job.  So why are the Democrats considering this bill? Didn’t they hear the voters on Nov. 2?  The American people want a strong and growing economy, not more competition for scarce jobs. 

One reason might explain why the Democrats are willing to hurt American workers. These are their own words: “The legalization of 11 million new immigrants would likely cement the [Democratic] party’s position as the majority party for decades to come.”  

So the promise of political power has made some politicians sell out American workers.  How little they must value working families — the men and women who labor, produce and make our country strong.

This is a few days old, but Congressman Alexander’s piece really sheds light on two aspects of DREAM, which passed the House but was shelved by the Senate, the first being that the reasoning behind the legislation is based upon misleading information to begin with, and the second being that the legislation is more geared to achieve a political end rather than a goal which will serve America at large.

Last night on the Senate floor, outgoing Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid tabled the bill amid promises that DREAM “is not a symbolic vote” and would be brought back for a vote by the end of the month.  If last year’s Senate vote on health care reform is any indication of what to expect from floundering Democrats, we may just see the legislation up for a vote during a Christmas Eve session, which is quickly becoming tradition among Democrat lawmakers eager to eschew the scrutiny of an otherwise occupied American people.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    EQUAL JUSTICE UNDER LAW.

    oh yeh, what law?

  2. Gail B. says:

    Georgia’s two senators are against it, and my 3rd District Representative, Lynn Westmoreland, voted against it.

    The American people are against it, so why should it be tabled? The Dems don’t have the votes! We still have our work cut out for us for this lame duck 111th Congress.

    One thing we can be grateful for is that Obama has done more to wake up America than any president in our nation’s history.

  3. Anonymous 2 says:

    I’m sick and tired of you selfish people promoting false information about the bill. Go read the bill again. The new bill would apply for UNDER THE AGE OF 3O only. It can take many years before any of the DREAM act beneficiaries can sponsor their immediate family. IT IS NOT A FREE RIDE. The young people that would benefit from the DREAM act have been here all their lives and not planning on leaving either way so why not utilize them to the country’s advantage. Think of the country for once instead of your selfishness! As for scarce jobs, trust me there are also entrepreneurs and very motivated beings within that group who will be creating jobs rather than competing with you. If they pass the DREAM act we will be much closer to having equal justice under law in this country. If they don’t pass it, it will be a matter of short time before the country falls apart.

  4. Anonymous says:

    freakin BAD DREAM

  5. Anonymous 3 says:

    Now we’re selfish…… geesh…… all for wanting a country with respected borders, like the rest of the world.

  6. Francis says:

    The major problem that once immigrants–either legal or of illegal status over how many years, they could bring in a whole spectrum of family. Chain migration has silently snowballed from the 1986 Immigration bill. Since that law was passed the Congress has quietly passed six amnesties, without any explanation, while at the same time admitting over a million new legal immigrants a year through a lottery of specific working visas. The Dream Act if passed is just another stealth type back door amnesty. Hopefully in our future—the TEA PARTY—will put an end to this serious pretense of each administration supposedly working for the populace. Don’t give any Senator or Representative breathing room, and should get a cordial call the Washington Switchboard 202-224-3121 Until the Dream Act is amended–it must not be voted on–as is.

    Any Student–come to that any illegal alien can join the military in time of conflict. One does not need the Dream Act to be recruited into the armed forces, using 8 USC § 1440, these illegal aliens can become naturalized citizens through expedited processing, often obtaining U.S. citizenship in six months?

    It should be remembered for every legal or illegal immigrant who settles here, brings many more immediate family groups. Every year millions come to America who already has a legal or illegal family component, who offers either a safe haven or an affidavit of support; who they sponsor. When an illegal alien is caught along the border, the US agents ask that individual where are they are going. The majority answer I have a brother, or uncle in Denver, Salt Lake City or other major hub, who has a job for me. This is almost a perpetual loop of the same story over and over again. Alas, there is not enough room to explain what is happening around America in regards to this issue. It has become paramount quandary in so many ways and is just as urgent as the Start treaty, the tax conundrum, “Don’t ask, Don’t tell” and other issues. In fact the illegal immigration problem has got so out of hand; because of astronomical costs it’s threatening the livelihood of every American. IT’S A FINANCIAL catastrophe, which has grown out of control. The illegal immigration problem has been caused by years of neglect and now the only way the federal authorities can tamper down the burning fuse, is some kind of mass amnesty. Why should US citizens have to compete with foreign nationals? Why should legal construction workers or a laborer in any other job, have to compete with Contractors who hire foreign workers? When is this injustice to the American population going to end?

    Remember that–CHAIN MIGRATION–puts the United States in serious peril, even more so than the original sponsors. Learn much more about the OVERPOPULATION and its risks to the environment, infrastructure and quality of life at NumbersUSA The Dream Act in itself not a menace, although at least a 800.000 students would be eligible if they abide by the law? The only immigration law that should be demanded is to make illegal entrance into the United States a felony, with no excuses and no exceptions. This includes businesses that are twice caught hiring illegal workers, should be subject to a harsh fine, confiscation of business assets and after the second conviction—prison! It’s blatantly obvious to me, that for years Washington has deceived the American people of both political parties. There has been no intention of enforcing immigration laws and this is proven without doubt. If illegal immigration had severe consequences, such as the above penalties the only enforcement program needed would be E-Verify mandated for every business owner. The majority of other restriction tools needed to halt the free flow of desperate, destitute people would radically decline; knowing that you would be convicted of a class “A” felony would collapse the ongoing flow.

    This would be huge disincentive to economic foreign nationals crossing our borders, or using the excuse of being a tourist, fully aware they are not leaving once their visa runs out. No! There has been no true intention of halting illegal aliens coming here for work, or to commit crimes. Both Democrats and Republicans have remained impassive to the invasion, whether its 13 million or 20 million foreigners who have skirted our laws; of course that’s according which side of the Washington pecking order you are inclined to believe? Over thirty years of government neglect has brought this nightmare upon us, of incessant crimes against lawful citizens and permanent residents. Americans land owners living in constant fear along the 2000 miles of mostly unprotected border. Both political parties irrationally forget who pays their salaries and pensions while American find their wages sinking and the majority of Social programs of having to share these entitlements with illegal labor and their families.

    Around the country, we have activist judges who ignore the US constitution and instead construe the law according to personal political orientation. Even now Arizona is under bombardment from open border radicals, or pro business entities, who do not want this Border States policing laws to be upheld. Then again the IRS is complicit in allowing illegal aliens to squat here, by issuing ITIN numbers, as foreigners cannot possess a real Social Security card. Over the last ten years we have seen an escalation in ID theft, with the courts saying this is not classed as a felony. Another concealed point is that illegal alien workers are collecting billions of dollars in income tax refunds, for children who don’t exist or filing for the same child twice by each parent. For those people who believe that this is an embellishment, one only has to Google key words–illegal alien costs; illegal alien income tax refunds.

    There are highly regarded reports on the expenditures of federal, state and county support of foreign nationals that you as the taxpayer is erroneously paying. Sanctuary States like California under Liberal progressive control in Sacramento is depleting the state of billions of dollars, as they subsidize the millions in just Los Angeles County alone? The schools are in turmoil from overcrowding of children of illegal families, who by mandated law must be educated. In understaffed county hospitals have become places of last resort, for the multitudes of foreign nationals who live below the poverty line, so they are dependent on taxpayers. California has become an incubator for hundreds of thousands of illegal pregnant females, who collect under their new citizens-babies, namely billions of more dollars soaked from you and me.

    Their children are a valuable commodity, because our 14th amendment law has been with intent compromised, so that children of illegal aliens are issued food stamps, low income housing and a large profusion of cash payment and other freebies. All these entitlements should not be going to people who should not be here? These illegal women are already aware that once the stand on our soil, that the US taxpayer will support them and all their children. Until we halt the illegal immigration occupation of this country, we a steadily heading for a irrevocable overpopulation. The only way anything will ever get accomplished is by Americans pressing incessantly their Senator or Congressman. As the Tea Party grows this organization has a commitment to the people—because they are THE PEOPLE. They owe no favors to left wing Unions, big corporations or the open border zealots. They are the TEA PARTY. They are AMERICA.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Any oath keepers in the house?

  8. Gail B. says:

    Anonymous 2 –

    The name of the bill is the “Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors Act.” The age cap is 29 years. Have you wondered how many other discrepancies are in it?

    An Arizona Border Patrol agent was murdered this week. Why is our government more interested in looking after illegals than our own citizens?

  9. These are my New Year’s resolutions: 1)Make an? effort to make someone’s day brighter as soon as a week. 2) Sustain my GPA, and volunteer far more both on campus and inside my community. three) Run a half marathon with my sister four) Eliminate unnecessary or negative stressors in my life five) Produce a recipe binder, attempt new things, take photos for the binder 6) Make an effort to remain in get in touch with with buddies and household. 7) Get a lot more sleep!

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