Immigrant hopes for Dream Act passage face tough odds in lame-duck Congress

There are 16 comments on the Nov 28, 2010, Palm Beach Post story titled Immigrant hopes for Dream Act passage face tough odds in lame-duck Congress. In it, Palm Beach Post reports that:

Manuel Guerra of Indiantown, who has lived in Florida more than 10 years, learned last week that he had lost his case before U.S. immigration authorities and may be deported to his native Mexico.

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#1 Nov 28, 2010
Must be RICO`s Relation .
teddyroosevelt

Corinth, MS

#2 Nov 29, 2010
Why should their dreams become bigger nightmares for Americans? No illegal should ever come before an American for any dang reason. They have lived the American dream by thievery, and it's time to wake them up...we don't want them stealing anything else from us any more.

“A Nation of Legal Immigrants”

Since: Nov 07

Lake City Florida,/ Nebraska

#3 Nov 29, 2010
Manuel Guerra has been here 10 years?

How has he manage to work here legally?

Does his employer now know he's here illegally?

Will he fire him or call I.C.E.?

Will anyone call I.C.E.?

“A Nation of Legal Immigrants”

Since: Nov 07

Lake City Florida,/ Nebraska

#4 Nov 29, 2010
The DREAM Act allows illegal "teens" to petition for their parents, leading eventually to their aunts, uncles, grandparents and cousins:

The big argument for this amnesty is that it is for teenagers who are here illegally because their parents broke the law. Even with the new "less-than-30" age requirement, far more than teens can get this amnesty (and Sen. Durbin has included "humanitarian" and "family unity" exceptions to the age limit). Nonetheless, the argument is that the teenagers should not be punished for the crimes of their parents.

But as soon as DREAM amnesty citizens are over 21, they can bring in their parents who broke the law to get them into the country. The chief criminals will be rewarded after all.

And because of Chain Migration, the amnestied "teens" can see their aunts, uncles, cousins and grandparents getting permanent U.S. residency as well.

- The DREAM Act does not Protect Americans from Terrorists and Criminals:

Illegal immigrants are not required to submit fingerprints or undergo background security checks at any point in the DREAM Act process. Therefore, DHS has no way of learning whether an alien seeking DREAM Act amnesty is a terrorist or criminal. This security failure is compounded by the confidentiality section of the DREAM Act, which is a relic from pre-9/11 days (it’s modeled on the fraud-prone 1986 amnesty). This section basically requires DHS to hide information about terrorist and criminal aliens from itself. If a DHS adjudicator at USCIS learns from a DREAM Act application that an alien poses terrori st or criminal concerns, the adjudicator is prohibited from alerting ICE enforcement officers at DHS, and in fact, if the adjudicator did volunteer such information to ICE, he could be fined $10,000. To cap it all, DHS is prohibited from removing from the United States all aliens, including criminals, terrorists, fraudsters, and other ineligible aliens while they have a DREAM Act application pending, even if that application is based upon fraud or the alien is ineligible.

- The DREAM Act Offers Citizenship to Illegal Aliens Who Lack Good Moral Character:

The DREAM Act does not require that aliens have a history of good moral character; it only requires that they have good moral character from the time that they apply. This means that criminal aliens, terrorists, and other aliens who lack good moral character before they apply get an amnesty for their pre-application period conduct, no matter how bad or extensive that conduct.

- The DREAM Act is Not Just for Young People:

Sponsors insist that the point of the DREAM Act is to provide legal status to “kids” and “young people.” However, the DREAM Act is not directed just at minors. Under the "new" DREAM Act, anyone 29 years old or younger, who illegally entered the United States before the age of 16 and has illegally remained here for 5 years or more will qualify for lawful permanent residence (and eventual citizenship) if they satisfy the easily-met criteria for DREAM Act amnesty. Illegal aliens who are 30-years-old or older can still be granted the DREAM amnesty through "humanitarian" or "family unity" waivers.

- The DREAM Act is a Big Amnesty:

It’s estimated there are some 2 million illegal immigrant children in the United States. They are only a portion of the millions of aliens who will likely qualify for the DREAM Act amnesty, because the DREAM Act does not place a cap on the number of people who qualify, provides exceptions to the newly-formed under-30 age limit, and applies retroactively to anyone who first entered before age 16. Furthermore, the recipients of the DREAM Act amnesty will be permitted to petition for their illegal parents and adult relatives once they become citizens.

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“A Nation of Legal Immigrants”

Since: Nov 07

Lake City Florida,/ Nebraska

#5 Nov 29, 2010
The DREAM Act is Deceptive:

The marketing campaign for the DREAM Act makes as though the amnesty is intended for high school graduates who are on their way to college or military service. But the bill as written ensures that illegal immigrants don’t have to attend high school or go to college to qualify for the amnesty: they need only take an ability-to-benefit test and complete a 1-year vocational program to get eventual citizenship (and there’s no requirement that they actually complete their college education). Nor do aliens have to join the Armed Forces: they need only go to work for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration or Public Health Service for 2 years to get eventual citizenship.

- 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 29-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 "new" DREAM Act removed the in-state college tuition section. However, 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 Immigrants 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 intending legal immigrants to the United States.

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“A Nation of Legal Immigrants”

Since: Nov 07

Lake City Florida,/ Nebraska

#6 Nov 29, 2010
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 to hold for deportation. When DHS deports a criminal al ien, 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 who have no desire to be deported will 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 effect his release because his removal is not “reasonably foreseeable.”

“A Nation of Legal Immigrants”

Since: Nov 07

Lake City Florida,/ Nebraska

#7 Nov 29, 2010
The DREAM Act's astronomical costs

DREAM Act advocates estimate that approximately 65,000 * DREAMers graduate
from high school or obtain their high school equivalency. Under the Act,
DREAMers up to the age of 35 would be able to apply for benefits under the
Act. For the eighteen year span between eighteen year old and 35 year old
DREAMers, approximately 1.17 million illegal aliens would be eligible for
benefits under the Act during the first year alone with an estimated 65,000
every year thereafter. Approximately 455,000 DREAMers would be under the
age of 24 and would qualify for federal financial aid as dependent students
allowing each of them to borrow up to $5500/year. The additional 715,000
DREAMers would qualify as independent students allowing them to borrow up to
$9500/year in federal student loans each. Under this formula, federal
student loans for DREAMers in dependent status would be approximately
$2,502,500,000 while independent DREAMers would receive a combined total of
approximately $6,792,500,000 during the first year.

At the beginning of the second year of the DREAM Act being in effect, an
additional 65,000 DREAMers would be eligible for federal loans of up to
$5500 and approximately 65,000 DREAMers would've turned 24 years of age and
would be eligible to borrow up to $9500/year. The costs to the U.S. taxpayer
of subsidizing the tuition of the approximately 1.23 million illegal aliens
who would benefit from the DREAM Act over the first two years of its
enactment would be $19,207,500,000.

http://www.examiner.com/immigration-in-nation...
American Eagle

La Puente, CA

#9 Nov 29, 2010
I say a big fat NO to this shamnest of dream act.
sterco

Great Falls, MT

#10 Nov 29, 2010
Not just NO but HELL NO to the Dream Act!!! Call your congress critters today!!! Tell them more House and Senate cleaning coming in 2012!!!
Speeders Kill Kids

Watseka, IL

#11 Nov 29, 2010
This is a legacy of Plyler v Doe 1982 in which our super-corrupt Supreme Court took their usual bribes and said the american taxpayer must fund the k-12 of millions of illegal kids!!! Now the illegals are demanding the right to stay in america and go to college and then automatically become citizens!!!

Plyler v Doe must be reversed and congress can do it.
AmberDru

Columbus, OH

#12 Nov 29, 2010
The unemployment rate for retuning vets is 25%.

This hurts Americans and legal residents.

http://www.wjhg.com/news/headlines/110493144....

illegal aliens hired over citizens
.It seems a number of locals applied for those jobs, but were turned down

Jerry Warren use to serve our country as a marine. He said when he came home from war and tried to find a job it was hard because most of the jobs he went to had hired illegals instead.

Locals are glad for the arrest of 14 illegals
Panama City - Tuesday's arrest of 14 illegal immigrants, who were working construction jobs at a controversial low income housing project have some people upset.
Reporter: Amber Southard
Email Address: amber.southard@wjhg.com

Panama City - Tuesday's arrest of 14 illegal immigrants, who were working construction jobs at a controversial low income housing project have some people upset.

It seems a number of locals applied for those jobs, but were turned down. A traffic stop Tuesday afternoon led to the arrest of the 14 illegal aliens.
Truth in life

Phoenix, AZ

#13 Nov 29, 2010
AmberDru wrote:
The unemployment rate for retuning vets is 25%.
This hurts Americans and legal residents.
http://www.wjhg.com/news/headlines/110493144....
illegal aliens hired over citizens
.It seems a number of locals applied for those jobs, but were turned down
Jerry Warren use to serve our country as a marine. He said when he came home from war and tried to find a job it was hard because most of the jobs he went to had hired illegals instead.
Locals are glad for the arrest of 14 illegals
Panama City - Tuesday's arrest of 14 illegal immigrants, who were working construction jobs at a controversial low income housing project have some people upset.
Reporter: Amber Southard
Email Address: amber.southard@wjhg.com
Panama City - Tuesday's arrest of 14 illegal immigrants, who were working construction jobs at a controversial low income housing project have some people upset.
It seems a number of locals applied for those jobs, but were turned down. A traffic stop Tuesday afternoon led to the arrest of the 14 illegal aliens.
I truly fear putting Mexican Nationals before US Citizens will be the downfall of America. And then, to the new Mexican rulers, a vote won't matter. We will be a shit hole like they have turned Messihole into. The most racist,bigoted people on the planet. All the while calling Americans Racist as they bleed us dry. They even change our history to put them in a favorable light.!!Pretty good scam, eh?
sterco

Great Falls, MT

#14 Nov 29, 2010
Don't worry it will not come to that...... PROMISE from lots of Heart Landers.
sterco

Great Falls, MT

#15 Nov 29, 2010
Sick of Mezitos

Phoenix, AZ

#16 Nov 29, 2010
It is my hope that no more innocent children have to be raped by begging migrants who will not do a damn thing in Mexico, yet call us Racists for caring for them. All while pushing their upside down Italian flag with the Chicken on it, in our faces!

A wave of illegal-immigrant gang rapes is sweeping the U.S. while public officials and law-enforcement authorities fear drawing the link, experts say.
Deborah Schurman-Kauflin, a Ph.D. researcher of violent crimes, told WorldNetDaily, "It appears as if there is a fear that if this is honestly discussed, people will hate all illegal immigrants. So there is silence.… But in being silent about the rapes and murders, it is as if the victims never even existed."

Schurman-Kauflin, who runs the Violent Crimes Institute in Atlanta, participated in a 12-month, in-depth study of illegal immigrants who committed sex crimes and murders from January 1999 through April 2006. The study found approximately 240,000 illegal-immigrant sex offenders reside in the United States – while 93 sex offenders and 12 serial sexual offenders come across U.S. borders illegally every day.

http://www.wnd.com/...
sterco

Great Falls, MT

#17 Nov 29, 2010
I hope the illegals in this proud nation pick up their Mezcan BUZZARD flag and use it to lead their march southward out of this country. We have had all of the brown invasion we can handle. One look at Cali. will tell you about the wonderful things Mezcos peons have done for us.

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