With Dream Act shelved, immigrants lo...

With Dream Act shelved, immigrants look to 2012

There are 5 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Dec 11, 2010, titled With Dream Act shelved, immigrants look to 2012. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

The illegal immigrants who more than a decade ago were just teens hoping to forge a legal path to citizenship are vowing to make the Dream Act a campaign issue come 2012, even though they'll likely be too old to benefit if the law ever passes.

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Since: Apr 08

Wisconsin Rapids, WI

#1 Dec 11, 2010
Illegals go home and stay there until you can do it the legal way. That includes all your anchor babies. NO COUNTRY IN THE WORLD allows anchor babies except ours.

GET OUT AND STAY OUT. You need to hunted down, arrested and deported with no hearings or legal proceedings that drag the process out years.
Peter

Houston, TX

#2 Dec 11, 2010
They're dreaming about new laws while the rest of us are left to dream of a government that will enforce existing law, immigration law.

Sovereign nations are entitled to borders. Ours too.
Smoke and Mirrors

El Paso, TX

#3 Dec 11, 2010
Why doesn't the title to this story read "With Dream Act shelved, ILLEGAL immigrants look to 2010?" Why does the illegal immigrant crowd and their apologists always try to tack themselves on to immigrants in general? Ohhh, I know. It's smoke and mirrors to make them seem larger than they are, get more sympathy for their argument, and make people who disagree with them seem like they are attacking a legitimate group.

Illegal aliens and immigrants are not mutally exclusive and are two different things. I don't think LEGAL immigrants are particularly afraid that they won't be able to register next semester.

Media: Quit insulting our intelligence and call it what it is.
AmberDru

Columbus, OH

#4 Dec 11, 2010
The U.S. needs to get serious about enforcement-START TRACKING VISAS. We have no idea if "tourists" really went to Disney Land or if they ever left.

But U.S. Rep. Tom Price (R-Roswell), who voted against the bill, said it is inaccurate and misleading to say the bill is only for children and only for those who graduate from college or complete a term of military service.

"In reality, an illegal immigrant who is 29 years old could wind up on a fast-track to citizenship," Price said. "And the DREAM Act actually permits amnesty for people who never serve in the military or obtain a college degree. Furthermore, federal law already provides a path to citizenship through military service."

Gingrey(U.S. Rep. Phil Gingrey R-Marietta) estimated the bill would provide amnesty for 2 million illegal immigrants, a number he said is not difficult to imagine given that H.R. 5281 would allow such individuals, once naturalized and 21 years of age, "to exploit the nation's broken system by sponsoring their immediate relatives with-out a numerical cap."

Gingrey, who was marked not voting on the bill because he was "unavoidably detained," according to his office, said the potential for fraud was great due to a provision mandating that the immigrant has resided in the U.S. since they turned 16.

"My question is simple,'how can we verify how long an illegal immigrant has been in the United States?'" Gingrey asked. "We cannot and should not require ourselves to rely on the word of individuals whose very presence in the U.S. is illegal."

The bill, Gingrey said, "will open the doors to criminal aliens attaining permanent status to the detriment of legal immigrants. This legislation allows an illegal alien to submit an application for legalized permanent resident status, and in doing so, the Department of Homeland Security will no longer be allowed to deport them-criminal or not."
Anonymous

El Paso, TX

#5 Dec 11, 2010
I don;t see what the issue with deporting them is? If we are facing unemployment issues, rising costs in health because we have to provide emergency services to illegals, and college seats are being filled with illegals, why not deport them? Why not make a difference in your own country, right? You're simply going to come here, take advantage of a system you never paid into, proclaim your pride in being something other than American, and try to get this country to provide even more freebies. Interesting

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