Hopes high for DREAM Act to pass

There are 4 comments on the Nov 5, 2010, Daily Pennsylvanian story titled Hopes high for DREAM Act to pass. In it, Daily Pennsylvanian reports that:

With the 2010 midterm elections now over, many students living illegally in the United States look toward the lame-duck congressional period as a time when their dreams might come true.

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AmberDru

Columbus, OH

#1 Nov 6, 2010
The DREAM Act is a Fraud Machine:
We know from experience that amnesty from immigration laws generates massive fraud, and the DREAM Act is no exception. Nothing in the DREAM Act will prevent a 35-year old alien from asserting that he entered the United States before the age of 16 and has remained here ever since. The DREAM Act is silent on how DHS will determine the veracity of such claims. The DREAM Act will actually promote fraud because it prevents DHS from deporting aliens who’ve applied for the amnesty until their applications are resolved – a process that will likely take years, because DHS lacks the resources to rapidly process the millions of applications it will receive. Even if DHS eventually decides that some aliens do not qualify for the amnesty, DHS cannot use the statements aliens made in their applications to deport them, because their statements are protected by the confidentiality section in the DREAM Act.

- The DREAM Act is Unfair to American Students and Taxpayers:
The DREAM Act would retroactively repeal the federal law that prohibits state colleges and universities from giving illegal aliens in-state tuition rates. That means that each state would be free to decide whether to give in-state tuition slots to illegal aliens who do not qualify for the measure’s amnesty instead of to U.S. citizens and legal residents. The aliens who get the amnesty will become legal residents and will therefore be automatically eligible for in-state tuition anyway.

- The DREAM Act Puts Illegal Aliens at the Front of the Line for Green Cards:
The DREAM Act requires that applications for its amnesty must be expedited, bars DHS from charging fees for expedited service, and fails to provide DHS the additional personnel and equipment needed to handle expedited applications. Because millions of people will file applications for DREAM Act amnesty (regardless of whether or not they eventually qualify), DHS will experience a significant backlog of cases that will necessarily slow DHS’ ability to process conventional business and family visas, and applications for naturalization. This will adversely impact our economy, and disrupt the settled expectations of immigrants trying to enter the United States legally.

- The DREAM Act Will Allow Dangerous Criminal Aliens to Remain At Large in the United States:
DHS lacks the resources to detain all criminal aliens it encounters in the United States, and so DHS has to pick and choose which criminals will be held for deportation. When DHS deports a criminal alien, the detention or “bed space” vacated by the out-going criminal is immediately filled by another criminal alien. The DREAM Act does not disqualify anyone (even criminals) from filing an application and bars DHS from removing any alien who’s filed an application for amnesty.

Thus, criminal aliens trying to avoid deportation can file DREAM Act applications to halt or slow their deportations, which means they will spend more time taking up detention space which could be used to house other criminal aliens. That means more criminal aliens whom DHS cannot house will be free to roam the United States.

The DREAM Act also creates an opportunity for extremely dangerous criminal aliens to be released into the general population. By law, a criminal alien who is subject to a final order of removal must be released from DHS custody within 90 days if his removal is not “reasonably foreseeable.” As mentioned previously, the DREAM Act does not allocate resources to DHS to process the millions of applications that are sure to be filed, which will result in very lengthy delays. The result? A dangerous criminal alien who would otherwise have been removed from the United States files his DREAM Act application, and when that application stalls at DHS with millions of others, he can file a petition in a district court after 90 days to be released because his removal is not “reasonably foreseeable.”
Ralff

Coldwater, MI

#2 Nov 6, 2010
If his were to happen the backlash from mainstream Americans would be so great I fear that violence would break out all over the country.

With citizens out numbering illegals about 300 million to 30 million the Dream act would be a moot issue.

Since: Nov 09

Newnan, GA

#3 Nov 6, 2010
Ralff wrote:
If his were to happen the backlash from mainstream Americans would be so great I fear that violence would break out all over the country.
With citizens out numbering illegals about 300 million to 30 million the Dream act would be a moot issue.
Absolutly....any politician who proposes passing the dream act would probably be yanked out of their office and brought up on charges of treason...I don't theink they will risk the ire of the AMERICAN CITIZENS to reward those who broke the law.And don't give us this garbage that we can't send these ILLEGAL bastards back home to a nation they don't know anything about....funny how that didn't stop their parents from bringing them to a nation they didn't know anything about
Down and Out

New York, NY

#4 Nov 7, 2010
Any attempt to exhume this is doomed to failure. Of course that does not by any means prevent the loyal and faithful to illegal immigration from an attempt. The knuckleheads and idiots that brought this up in the first place aren't to bright to begin with, they still might not "Get It".
We still need to be vigilent to any ADMINISTRATIVE (back door) attemps to push this rubbish through behind the citizenry's back - desperation can cause even these knuckleheads and idiots to plunge deeper into their political fantasies.

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