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Old 08-18-2010, 12:07 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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Most parents will do anything for their children. And when Mom and Dad are in the United States illegally, this includes volunteering to spend the rest of your lives in the shadows if it means your kid can step into the light.

This bill is a fantastic idea. It identifies young people who want to make a contribution and separates them from those who don't. And it allows the United States to keep precisely the kind of individuals that other countries would love to have. The legislation represents good policy and good sense. So, naturally, it's having trouble making it through Congress.
Dream Act - a needed step in immigration reform


This bill “separates” nothing. Furthermore, the acronym -- Development Relief and Education for Alien Minors is a misrepresentation of its intent. This bill is touted as being an avenue for college students to earn legalization. In reality, it is piecemeal amnesty for illegal aliens under the age of 35. Correct me if I’m wrong, but one ceases to be a “minor” at age 18.

DREAMies are adults. They are not innocent children who have no control over their circumstances. The bill title should be changed to reflect its true intent -- to legalize millions of illegal alien adults under the guise of offering "earned" legalization through higher education.

Bottom line: The DREAM Act is a ruse to grant amnesty to millions of illegal aliens, and rewards illegal alien parents for violating our laws. They have already been rewarded with a tax-funded K-12 education for their children. That’s enough.


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(D) The alien has completed at least 1 of the following:

(i) The alien has acquired a degree from an institution of higher education in the United States or has completed at least 2 years, in good standing, in a program for a bachelor's degree or higher degree in the United States.
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(2) HARDSHIP EXCEPTION-

(A) IN GENERAL- The Secretary of Homeland Security may, in the Secretary's discretion, remove the conditional status of an alien if the alien--

(i) satisfies the requirements of subparagraphs (A), (B), and (C) of paragraph (1);

(ii) demonstrates compelling circumstances for the inability to complete the requirements described in paragraph (1)(D); and

(iii) demonstrates that the alien's removal from the United States would result in exceptional and extremely unusual hardship to the alien or the alien's spouse, parent, or child who is a citizen or a lawful permanent resident of the United States.
DREAM Act of 2009 - Bill S.729
Bill Text - 111th Congress (2009-2010) - THOMAS (Library of Congress)
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Old 08-18-2010, 12:23 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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Here's my take, how about 2-4 years of service in the ARMED FORCES? Show us your loyalty not that you are capable of burning tax dollars.
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Old 08-18-2010, 12:42 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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Here's my take, how about 2-4 years of service in the ARMED FORCES? Show us your loyalty not that you are capable of burning tax dollars.
Agreed. Iím sure if we werenít fighting two wars, and they could spend the next 2-4 years on a military base or a ship docked in Norfolk, VA they would jump at the chance. However, I doubt too many would be willing to risk their lives for THIS country, considering they arenít even willing to fight for their own countries.
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Old 08-18-2010, 12:48 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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Agreed. Iím sure if we werenít fighting two wars, and they could spend the next 2-4 years on a military base or a ship docked in Norfolk, VA they would jump at the chance. However, I doubt too many would be willing to risk their lives for THIS country, considering they arenít even willing to fight for their own countries.

Yet they hide behind OUR Constitution waving Mexican and Guatemalan flags protesting in the streets showing their disdain for the very people they "claim" they want to join.

In my opinion it's just the fact that they don't want to be deported. It has little to do with being American.
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Old 08-18-2010, 12:59 PM
 
Location: Maryland
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Yet they hide behind OUR Constitution waving Mexican and Guatemalan flags protesting in the streets showing their disdain for the very people they "claim" they want to join.

In my opinion it's just the fact that they don't want to be deported. It has little to do with being American.
Bingo!
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