It's called the "DREAM Act". It's a piece of hot garbage if there ever was one, and Sen. DICK Durbin is the man responsible pushing this horrendous betrayal of the American people. The Democrats are out to drop our sovereignty like clothes off Lindsey Lohan after a few lines of coke. The Washington Times has a great piece on this as well. I'll save you some trouble by posting a good portion of the article without you even having to click on the link:
"The illegal alien who applies for this amnesty is immediately rewarded with 'conditional' lawful permanent resident (green card) status, which can be converted to a non-conditional green card in short order," Kris Kobach, a law professor at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, noted in a Heritage Foundation paper. "The alien can then use his newly acquired status to seek green cards for his parents who brought him in illegally in the first place. In this way, it is a backdoor amnesty for the millions of illegal aliens who brought their children to the United States."
The DREAM Act would repeal a 1996 law — the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act — which included a provision barring any state from offering discounted tuition to illegals unless it provided the same tuition discount to all U.S. citizens. But 10 states (California, Illinois, Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico, New York, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah and Washington) currently grant reduced in-state tuition to illegals in violation of federal law. It would be difficult to exaggerate all of the perverse incentives in the DREAM Act, which provide illegals with better treatment than citizens and non citizens who obey the law. Some states actually make breaking federal law a condition for receiving in-state tuition rates by denying in-state tuition to legal aliens with valid student visas. The laws also show contempt for law-abiding American citizens. For example, Mr. Kobach notes, "a student from Missouri who attends Kansas University who has already played by the rules and obeyed the law is charged three times the tuition charged to an alien whose very presence in the country is a violation of federal criminal law."Unbelievable. This nonsense needs to stop. No wonder that for as low as President Bush's approval rating is at 28%, it's still over 2.5 times higher than Congress is currently at 11%. I'm pretty sure that was the approval rate the Communist Party had in the 1960s as well. Maybe the true Republicans can retake Congress after all and after the disaster of having fake Republicans calling the shots the last go 'round. It's high time Tom Coburn, Jim DeMint, and the gang took the reins of our party as they are the rightful leaders.
I urge anyone reading this to follow this issue and vote against any Senator from your state who votes for this bill regardless of their party affiliation. I will not allow our Senate to sell us down the river and give more rights to these criminal illegal aliens than they do to our own citizens. I'm sure that means I'll be voting against Arlen Spector very soon, as he was all about passing Shamnesty the last time around.
One bit of news that is logical in regards to the Immigration issue today is that a Church that was housing an illegal alien and giving her refuge is being forced to foot the bill for the security that needed to be provided for all of the protests from both sides. I'm Catholic and I do think that Religion is wrongfully taking a beating in this nation, especially from moonbat groups from the ACLU as we were in fact founded as a non-denominational Christian nation, but the separation of Church and State is key here as the state should definitely be charging this Church for sheltering a criminal and having posed a security threat to a great number of legal American citizens exercising their First Amendment rights.
Respect America and legal Americans first and Foremost. It's called the Law. Follow it.