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An uncertain, volatile DREAM

By Gustavo Martínez on Nov 24, 2010 06:11 PM
Photo: Courtesy of westchesterdream.blogspot.com

There is nothing certain about the future of the DREAM Act.

The only thing we know right now is that there is a high possibility it could be voted on next week, before the lame duck Congress adjourns and gives way to a Republican-led House and larger conservative presence in the Senate.

Amidst a volatile environment, we approach the second time in less than six months that the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors Act catches the attention of Washington. Back in September it was attached to the National Defense Authorization Act as an amendment along with the repeal of the "Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell."

A Republican-led blockade impeded the bill from even reaching the floor for a vote. Later, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nevada) announced that he would bring back the DREAM Act as a standalone bill.

Supporters of the bill have increased pressure not only on Reid, but also on many other legislators in an attempt to get the votes the act needs to bring it to a vote, and pass.

Under different circumstances in the past two weeks, two student government presidents—one in Fresno, Calif., and the other one in Miami—revealed they were undocumented.

Public demonstrations have escalated and in Texas, youth from across the state are rallying and holding vigils in support of the 13 San Antonio students who started a hunger strike more than two weeks ago.

To counter all this, the propaganda machine against the bill has already started launching its attacks led by Fox News and their newly acquired pundit Lou Dobbs. In what was titled as an assault on the DREAM Act, Media Matters lists how many times the network “has attacked and pushed falsehoods about the bill”.

The legislators will go back to business next week with the task of finding a solution for thousands of undocumented students who graduate each year from high schools across the country.

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Comments (3)

Submitted by Francis (not verified) on November 24, 2010 6:49 pm

Tell the truth about the DREAM ACT?

AMERICAN TAXPAYERS MUST READ THE FULL TEXT OF S 3827, BEFORE THEY CONDEMN THOSE AGAINST THE LAW. THIS DREAM ACT MUTANT LAW HAS MANY HEADS, THAT WILL HAVE BAD IMPLICATIONS ON OUR FUTURE. IT MUST BE TABLED AND THEN REVISED WITH COMMON SENSE? THIS IS ANOTHER EXPENSIVE PARTY FAVOR FOR ILLEGAL ALIENS AND WHOLE FAMILIES THAT WILL JOIN THEM LATER? AS FOR STUDENTS GOING ON HUNGER STRIKE, WE CANNOT BE INTIMIDATED BY THIS TYPE OF RECKLESS BEHAVIOR AND MUST NOT BE TOLERATED.

The Dream Act is not a crucial law if aliens want to join the military?
Another provision that misleads the public is the fact that illegal aliens can join the military in this time of conflict and collect as a guarantee a path to citizenship at a later date. Under the provisions of the current law (10 USC § 504), the Secretary of Defense can authorize the enlistment of illegal aliens. Once enlisted in the U.S. Armed Forces, under 8 USC § 1440, these illegal aliens can become naturalized citizens through expedited processing, often obtaining U.S. citizenship in six months.

These corrupted legislators will not even tell you the real costs, for settling instant-citizenship infants (Anchor Babies?) Here is the last chance to harass your Senator or Representative by phoning (202)224-3121. Challenge them to stop the Left wing zealots for planting another Amnesty in America called the DREAM ACT. HOW CAN SENATOR HARRY REID AND HIS HIERARCHY OF LIBERAL CRONIES, PUSH PASSAGE OF THE DREAM ACT WHEN 15 TO 22 MILLION AMERICANS ARE GROVELING FOR A JOB? IN MOST CASES ANY JOB TO FEED THEIR FAMILIES?

Go to www.numbersusa.com website for in-depth information on illegal immigration and what you can do to stand for our sovereignty and citizen rights? The Tea Party is adamant that no new laws must--NOT--find passage until the real DOUBLE border fence is secure. That no new visas should be implemented until the Guest Worker fraud is extinguished, which businesses owners and their lawyers undertake annually. The Tea Party will blacklist any politician, including those lawmakers they backed, if they cater to illegal immigration and the DREAM ACT--as is?

Here is the full text of the Dream Act (S. 3827: Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act of 2010:

http://www.govtrack.us/congress/billtext.xpd?bill=s111-3827

READ the facts about the Dream Act and not the propaganda from Senator Harry Reid's Liberal party leadership that must--END? Sen. Jeff Sessions put out the following release last week on the DREAM Act, that it’s an incremental illegal-alien amnesty bill. IT IS A VERY CAREFULLY PLANNED AMNESTY, FULL OF RHETORIC? BUT EVERY TAXPAYER NEEDS TO READ THE FULL TEXT OF THE WHITE PAPER. Remember your taxes are certain to accelerate upwards, to pay for all these indecent provisions. American citizens are already having money extorted from them to pay for the babies of illegal aliens born here, the education of illegal alien children, the health care for all family members and crammed prisons and jails for convicted illegal alien felons. All needs to be paid for by your taxes? High on the list of Negatives is that the students will be able to sponsor immediate family members under the chain migration law.

Not so much the students who would become naturalized citizens, but the chain migration that would snowball for all family members. As I have said before we are committing financial suicide, because the majority of guarantors never honor their affidavits to support the people they vouch? In the end the older family folks who have never paid into the Social Security system, become another public welfare liability. Hundreds of thousands or may be millions have been allowed into America on the surety of the original sponsor, who failed to support his-her immediate family. Over the years taxpayers have been confronted with this issue, as the US government never had the man-power to enforce this sponsorship law. Years of non-compliance has become yet another Social Security, (SSI) Supplementary Income of Tax payers left to pay even heavier taxes in support of people who were sponsored and then neglected. The amount of money that cannot even be estimated, that is being appropriated every year to account for the illegal immigration invasion.

The invasion hasn't stopped and never will until we cut of all welfare entitlements?

WANT THE REALITY OF COSTS? GOOGLE---Illegal immigrant costs and find out for yourself and then you decide? Then go to the Heritage Foundation website and it will explain with graphs, projections and text by the reputable in-depth analysis by Robert Rector.

http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2007/06/amnesty-will-cost-us-ta...

Next week will add further enticements for illegal immigrants to come here, if this Dream Act passes?

For immediate release: Are the Liberal extremists under the leadership of Billionaire Ultra-Socialist George Soros, trying to take over the free Internet and place it under government control this December using a secret vote: Go to http://spectator.org/archives/2010/11/24/seizing-the-internet

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Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on November 24, 2010 8:34 pm

To the comments here: You can only become a citizen in 6 months if you join the military if you were already a permanent resident, which the youth who would benefit from the DREAM Act cannot currently access. The DREAM Act is the proper way to go as we figure out the immigration mess.

The DREAM Act is a very narrow piece of legislation with an 11 year path towards citizenship -- this is a good bill for the economy, for national security, and for our society.

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on November 24, 2010 11:42 pm

Anyone who is more intelligent to read more about the issue than just a comment and believe it will read the bill and see what it truly does. Take a look at it, it won't take more than 7 minutes to read the whole thing. In addition, people who read it will realize what that bill is all about and will see the lies of many comments that oppose to it. Supposing a DREAMer who is receiving benefits from the bill would want to sponsor a parent, it will take him/she aproximately from 11 to 13 years to do such thing and that will be only if the DREAMer happens to become a citizen (DREAM act does not grant citizenship, it gives TEMPORARY residence, then applicant after 2 years will qualify for PERMANENT residence and after 8 years, finally CITIZENSHIP). Just a quick note:

The pentagon supports the DREAM act. Are they less prepared and more stupid than you are?
Harvard university supports the DREAM act. They're so dumb!! (right!?)
Bill Gates supports the DREAM act. Who the hell is that guy!!?

last but not least. NO, DREAMers DO NOT QUALIFY FOR FEDERAL LOANS!! OR ANY TYPE OF FINANCIAL AID!! THEY ONLY QUALIFY FOR PRIVATE LOANS WHICH THEY HAVE TO PAY OUT OF THEIR POCKET!!

Support justice, support what is right, suport hope and a better life to whoever needs it! Support the DREAM act!

GOD BLESS US ALL!

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