Temperatures cana t chill immigration opinions
Despite a steady snowfall and chilly temperatures, tempers were heated Saturday at a rally outside the Butler County Jail as opposing groups squared off regarding immigration rights.
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#1 Dec 5, 2010
So much they don't tell you about the Dream Act
The Horrifying Consequences Of The DREAM Act
By PoliPundit ~ November 26th, 2010 @ 1:35 pm
David Frum (!) highlights some nightmarish aspects of the DREAM Act:
Possibility No. 1: You are an illegal alien who entered the country at age 21, too old to qualify for DREAM. Youve been apprehended and are threatened with deportation. What to do? Simple using falsified papers, you file an application under DREAM anyway. Filing an application immediately halts deportation proceedings.
Wait a minute, you wonder: wont using false papers get me in trouble? Not a bit. Just the opposite. Even if the fraud is detected and your application is refused, you simply revert to your previous status. In the process, however, you have gained a new legal advantage: DREAM forbids the Department of Homeland Security from using any information in a DREAM application in deportation proceedings. So now you argue that the deportation proceedings are fatally tainted because you have yourself provided DHS with information that they could now use against you.
The ploy might fail. Still: what a great no-risk option!
Possibility No. 2: Youre a 40-year-old illegal alien who entered the country as an adult. You have a third-grade education. You are barely literate even in Spanish. Your back is bothering you; you are not sure how long you can continue working. Quite frankly, no country on earth would regard you as a desirable immigrant. Dont despair. DREAM can offer you too an amnesty and gain you access to a lifetime of taxpayer-funded disability payments.
You have kids dont you? If they apply successfully under DREAM, they can sponsor you. While some talk about DREAM applicants as skilled immigrants, in fact the laws requirements are so lenient that your kids would have to mess up very seriously to forfeit the laws benefits. All they need to do is enroll in some institution of higher learning or the military and survive there for two years. Graduation is not required.
#2 Dec 5, 2010
Does that sound expensive? Dont worry: your kids will receive in-state tuition rates and will be eligible for federal student aid.
Theyre too young for university? Dont worry: They can file the papers at age 12. As soon as they give notice of their future intent to attend to college or join the military, they immediately receive safe haven.
They dont find military life attractive? If they can show significant hardship, they can quit before their two years have been fulfilled. Honorable discharge is NOT a requirement under the DREAM law.
They have had a little trouble with the law? Maybe a history of moving violations that put peoples lives at risk? So long as they have not been convicted of a serious crime, theyre okay.
DREAM is an amnesty not only for the people described by The Economistblogger, but also for all their parents and siblings.
Possibility No. 3: Im still living in Guatemala, but Id dearly like to come to the United States. Can DREAM help me?
Si se puede.
DREAM sends a message to every teenager on planet Earth: Come to America. If you enter the United States before age 16, and if you can remain here for five years (or can buy papers that purport to show you have lived here for five years), youre as good as a citizen already. No deportation proceedings. No risk that your application will be used against you. Lenient and subsidized requirements for permanent residency. Whats not to love?
And best of all: DREAM stands as an ongoing invitation, forever and ever. DREAMs benefits extend not only to people who happen NOW to be illegally present inside the United States. DREAMs benefits will be extended to all those who may enter illegally in future. DREAMs message goes forth to Indonesia, to Egypt, to India, to China, to anywhere where teenagers find $7 an hour more attractive than $7 a day: come now and come early. Dont waste your time acquiring an education before you arrive. Well subsidize your education right here in America.
#3 Dec 5, 2010
The Catholic church/smuggling ring has schools and universities. Why don't they let the illegals go there- and not put it on the tax payers back.
Since the Dream Act gives illegal loans- yes gov. loans for illegal aliens- do you think Americans will have more, the same, or less money for college?
#4 Dec 5, 2010
Why is it the protests always have to resort to shouts of " your Racist" and other insults. Not a sympathetic representation of hopeful DREAMERS. They need to put their energy into the future of their Country of origin. MEXICO.
#5 Dec 6, 2010
When in doubt, demonize. Above all else, never admit that your opponent might have a point, however obvious it might be.
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