If you aren't familiar with the DREAM Act, it's time to get interested especially if you have young children who will some day want to go to college. Our daughter had a dream too and fulfilled her dream to go to college. She got her BS and MS degrees at ours and her expense. She is still paying some of the student loans for her dream.
The Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors Act (The "DREAM Act") is a piece of proposed federal legislation in the United States that was first introduced in the United States Senate on August 1, 2001 and most recently re-introduced there and the United States House of Representatives on March 26, 2009. This bill would provide certain illegal and deportable alien students who graduate from US high schools, who are of good moral character, arrived in the U.S. illegally as minors, and have been in the country continuously and illegally for at least five years prior to the bill's enactment, the opportunity to earn conditional permanent residency if they complete two years in the military or two years at a four year institution of higher learning. The students would obtain temporary residency for a six year period. Within the six year period, a qualified student must have "acquired a degree from an institution of higher education in the United States or [have] completed at least 2 years, in good standing, in a program for a bachelor's degree or higher degree in the United States," or have "served in the uniformed services for at least 2 years and, if discharged, [have] received an honorable discharge." Military enlistment contracts require an eight year commitment, with active duty commitments typically between four and six years, but as low as two years. "Any alien whose permanent resident status is terminated [according to the terms of the Act] shall return to the immigration status the alien had immediately prior to receiving conditional permanent resident status under this Act."
It sounds like we, the taxpayers, will be paying for illegals to go to college...and when they complete college, they get to be citizens.
How many of our citizens can remember the process they had to go through to become a citizen and they were proud to become Americans so they did it gratefully. Illegals on the west coast have
taken their sick to hospitals, many of those hospitals have had to
close because of financial disasters. Are we are expected to put them through college and still have to pay for our own children? I don't think that makes sense.
According to the law those "who are of good moral character, arrived in the U.S. illegally as minors, and have been in the country continuously and illegally for at least five years prior to the bill's enactment, the opportunity to earn conditional permanent residency if they complete two years in the military or two years at a four year institution of higher learning."
Who will be assigned to decide whether the illegals fit that mold? Government will be expanded again, hiring people to do the investigations. Is this how the government will improve our economy? Oh, but it will only be for the unemployed on the west coast because that's where the need is. Not a good idea. I realize it isn't fair for those minors who were brought here by their parents illegally to suffer for what their parents did, but is it fair for us to have to be subjected to taxation to pay for their college education? We have to work and save for our children's education. And it isn't fair to say that we are racists if we object to anything like this. It has nothing to do with racism. It has to do with the law, and the law is the law, what more is there to say? Just do away with all the laws, let everyone enter our country, who cares who comes here? Is that the way it should be? It might happen.