DREAM Act vote possible

The final days of the current congressional session may provide an opportunity to pass legislation giving a path to U.S. citizenship to some young people who are in the country illegally. Full Story
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Arthur AMERICAN CITIZEN

Pine Lake, GA

#1 Nov 27, 2010
....::::: STOP THE HATE, AND LETS BE GET TO REAL FACTS:::::.....

The DREAM Act—a popular proposal to provide legal status to undocumented youth who entered the U.S. as children, graduated from U.S. high schools, and attend college or enter the military—is the target of a smear campaign from anti-immigration hardliners. According to them, passage of the DREAM Act would cheat native-born students out of opportunities. This tired effort to pit immigrants and native-born—whether they are workers or students—against one another is not only destructive, but has no basis in fact. Moreover, it ignores the economic benefits that come from legalizing a group of talented, hard-working individuals who want nothing more than to contribute to America and repay the country for the opportunities they’ve been given.

Research has shown that providing a legal status for young people who have a proven record of success in the United States would be a boon to the economy and the U.S. workforce. University presidents and educational associations, as well as military recruiters, business and religious leaders, have added their voice to those calling for passage of the bill. The DREAM Act will help boost the number of high-skilled American-raised workers. A 2010 study by the UCLA North American Integration and Development Center estimates that the total earnings of DREAM Act beneficiaries over the course of their working lives would be between $1.4 trillion and $3.6 trillion. Removing the uncertainty of undocumented status allows legalized immigrants to earn higher wages and move into higher-paying occupations, and also encourages them to invest more in their own education, open bank accounts, buy homes, and start businesses.

The U.S. military also needs the DREAM Act. Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Military Personnel Policy, Bill Carr, stated that the law would be “good for readiness” and would help to recruit “cream of the crop” students. The DREAM Act is part of the Department of Defense’s 2010-2012 Strategic Plan to assist the military in its recruiting efforts.

Yet, despite the popular support and extensive data that should make passage of the DREAM Act a no-brainer, there are those who continue to spread half-truths about it. Here’s a run down of some of the most typical myths and the facts that refute them.

WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT THE MYTHS AND WHAT THE FACTS REALLY ARE VISIT:

http://www.immigrationpolicy.org/just-facts/d...
California Son

Rancho Cucamonga, CA

#2 Nov 27, 2010
You can fight this travesty by joining Numberusa.com . It's free. Also, email Obama, Boxer, and Feinstein. They sponsored this mess, but they still need to hear your objections.
California Son

Rancho Cucamonga, CA

#3 Nov 27, 2010
The dream is a nightmare!

matt munson

Los Angeles, CA

#4 Nov 28, 2010
As long as we tighten up our borders as a trade for passing the DREAM Act then I would find it sensible. If there is no tightening of our borders or banning undocumented newcommers or anyone after the year 2015 from the public schools and other aid then the DREAM Act should sink.
MikeSupporter

Powder Springs, GA

#5 Nov 28, 2010
no the dream act is good! look!

Jerry Avila

Los Angeles, CA

#6 Nov 28, 2010
Better secure the borders and past the DREAM ACT. Kids that grew up in the USA and no nothing else but the USA deserve a chance to live the American dream. It will also increase the number of people in are military and make it stronger, and with the wars we need that specialy since we do not know what is gonna happen with N. Korea.
Fed Up Vet

Herndon, VA

#7 Nov 28, 2010
The Dream Act has failed every time it has come up for a vote in congress since it was proposed 10 years ago. Conditions have changed in ten years with public awareness and the increased numbers of illegal aliens.

Anyone waiting on their dreams to be fulfilled by this law needs to consider an alternative. Become a citizen first and then you can follow your dreams wherever they lead you. Success comes to those who help themselves. Best of Luck!
Marc

AOL

#8 Nov 28, 2010
The DREAM Act should only be for those that complete three years of honorable active duty US miltary service (just like the French Foreign Legion gives French citizenship to anyone who joined for three years). US citizenship should be earned, not given away.
Jerry Avila

Los Angeles, CA

#9 Nov 28, 2010
TO MARK: They are earning it, is being giving to them as a reward for serving 3 years in the service. Defending the Country that we all love.
SEAL THE BORDER

Los Angeles, CA

#10 Nov 28, 2010
Amnesty has never been a good way to solve the illegal immigration problem—whether through the DREAM Act or a mass legalization. As we learned in the 1986 amnesty, doing so simply encourages more individuals to break the law and enter the United States illegally.
Lois

Seattle, WA

#11 Nov 28, 2010
When I hear about the Dream Act being good for the economy, I think of California and L.A. If there were any place in the US that demonstrates the impact of illegal aliens on the economy, its California! They are going bankrupt! I also look at Bell, CA, which is a community that has over 50% illegal aliens. Sorry!

As far as the military is concerned, the US Army has EXCEEDED its recruitment goals for several years! Google it! Due to the economy, many young people are joining in order to feed their families. Recruiters are turning them away!!! This is a lie that they are needed in order to have a standing army. It is also an area in which US citizens will be competing with illegal aliens...

They say that these are poor kids, who, through no fault of their own...bla, bla, and that they this is the only country that they know. Not good enough! There are many instances of individuals, who, through no fault of their own. I think of our foster children, children of incarcerated parents, children from single parent homes.

We have given these children (age 35) a free K-12 education, free breakfast/lunch, medical, etc. This is quite an education considering the countries they come from. It should hold them in good stead when they return.

We have qualified Americans who are begging for jobs, we don't need another million "dreamers" thrown into the job market as well. Bad idea.
Most knew of their status long ago, the family is here because they are waiting for amnesty. I know there are those who hold advanced degrees, yet work at restaurants, etc. Thus the nature of being here illegally. We can't reward this. It would only encourage others to come and qualify under the same circumstances. We must have them go back and tell the story that it ain't worth it!

One of the things that they say is that Dreamers would only qualify for loans and College work Study. Welllll, how many of the loans will be repaid? It will be a while before we get the monies back, if ever. The College work study program is a program in which a limited amount of federal funds are given to colleges for students to earn as they learn. Dreamers say that they will work for these monies, however, due to the limited amount available, it takes away from citizen children, no matter how hard they work.

After a Dreamer turns 21, they can start a chain migration for their relatives, which turns into amnesty for all, including the parents who brought them.

Finally, there has never been an appreaciation for what they have already received. In spite of the health care, free meals, while receiving a free education, they have NEVER expressed appreciation. They have always come up with requesting more, more, more! I see these students telling us we are racist red necks if we don't agree with them (I'm black). They have never acknowledged nor justified why they deserve to move ahead of those who have struggled and respected our laws. They have never spoken out against those who walk on, spit on, and try to burn the American flag, while waving the Mexican flag. I could go on and on. There are many who are suffering hardships, get over it, turn to the parents who brought you here for a solution.

P.S., I don't believe that they can't speak the language, it is ALWAYS spoken in their home. Usually they serve as translators for the parents who brought them here and refuse to learn the language. No, no, no! Dream Act!
Carl

United States

#12 Nov 28, 2010
What does sealing the Border have to do with children brought here by their parents years ago that finished high-school and know the usa as their only home? These students want to contribute to society, they want to pay taxes, they want to get a degree! What's wrong with that? The bill states that they will not be eligible for financial aids and Pell Grants...so this bill is not taking anything away from any US citizen student. These people came here to better their life. How can you be a criminal for wanting a better life for your family? Put yourself in their shoes!
California Son

Rancho Cucamonga, CA

#14 Nov 28, 2010
Carl, You can be a criminal by violating the law! Is that simple enough for your tiny brain? Those that do not respect the law do not belong in the United States, period.
Felipe

Upland, CA

#15 Nov 28, 2010
Bravo, Lois!

I DREAM of secure borders, fewer ilegal immigrants clogging up the education, medication, and incarceration systems, fewer illegal kids joining gangs, English as the national language, increased legal immigration that requires assimilation, lower taxes and unemployment, less littering...
Joshua

United States

#16 Nov 28, 2010
Here's another example of the Democrats trying to sneak a vote in to push their liberal,'money is no object" agenda. If the DREAM Act was as great as they say, I should think it would have bipartisan support. To quote good ol' Nancy, "You'll have to pass it to see what's (really) in the bill." No thanks.
Bill

Redlands, CA

#17 Nov 28, 2010
And what is going to be done with the illegals that DON'T graduate high school and DON'T go to college and DON'T join the military??? Deportation? I doubt it. Welfare and prison??? Probably.
Nomasever

Chino, CA

#18 Nov 28, 2010
Arthur AMERICAN CITIZEN wrote:
....::::: STOP THE HATE, AND LETS BE GET TO REAL FACTS:::::.....
The DREAM Act—a popular proposal to provide legal status to undocumented youth who entered the U.S. as children, graduated from U.S. high schools, and attend college or enter the military—is the target of a smear campaign from anti-immigration hardliners. According to them, passage of the DREAM Act would cheat native-born students out of opportunities. This tired effort to pit immigrants and native-born—whether they are workers or students—against one another is not only destructive, but has no basis in fact. Moreover, it ignores the economic benefits that come from legalizing a group of talented, hard-working individuals who want nothing more than to contribute to America and repay the country for the opportunities they’ve been given.
Research has shown that providing a legal status for young people who have a proven record of success in the United States would be a boon to the economy and the U.S. workforce. University presidents and educational associations, as well as military recruiters, business and religious leaders, have added their voice to those calling for passage of the bill. The DREAM Act will help boost the number of high-skilled American-raised workers. A 2010 study by the UCLA North American Integration and Development Center estimates that the total earnings of DREAM Act beneficiaries over the course of their working lives would be between $1.4 trillion and $3.6 trillion. Removing the uncertainty of undocumented status allows legalized immigrants to earn higher wages and move into higher-paying occupations, and also encourages them to invest more in their own education, open bank accounts, buy homes, and start businesses.
The U.S. military also needs the DREAM Act. Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Military Personnel Policy, Bill Carr, stated that the law would be “good for readiness” and would help to recruit “cream of the crop” students. The DREAM Act is part of the Department of Defense’s 2010-2012 Strategic Plan to assist the military in its recruiting efforts.
Yet, despite the popular support and extensive data that should make passage of the DREAM Act a no-brainer, there are those who continue to spread half-truths about it. Here’s a run down of some of the most typical myths and the facts that refute them.
WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT THE MYTHS AND WHAT THE FACTS REALLY ARE VISIT:
http://www.immigrationpolicy.org/just-facts/d...
Fraud and lies are an acceptable way of life in your crowd. We're supposed to believe all that manipulative crap you just posted? THE TRUTH IS laws are completely ignored and manipulated.Illegal alien supporters choose laws to support their cause and ignore laws to support their cause. You don't think Americans don't observe that pesky little trait? This behavior is incredibly toxic to civilized society and must stop. You need to understand why Americans feel cheated by this behavior. You need to focus on how people who play by the rules feel before you trample all over them in your frantic effort to promote those who ignore them. And yes, I realize a lot of these kids are not directly at fault but their entitlement attitude is repulsive and breeds contempt.Regardless, the Dream act rewards lawbreaking. Never!
Good Grief

Loma Linda, CA

#19 Nov 28, 2010
Go ahead - pass the DREAM act. While you're at it, pass a law making it OK for pedophiles to adopt children according to their preferences. In fact, let's just throw out any law that anyone finds objectionable. We'll declare convicted felons an underrepresented minority class and provide them with lifetime entitlements. Right and wrong have no significant meaning in today's society. It's all about numbers and voting power. If enough people can be gathered as a voting block, it makes no difference who they are, how they got here, or what they did to get here. We'll take care of them and their brood. I think I'm going to puke, but not before I burn my honorable discharge from the military. I certainly don't want the democrats to be able to use it against me.
What

Redlands, CA

#20 Nov 28, 2010
Why do illegal alien Mexicans feel they are entitled to any legislation at all and be rewarded for illegally entering the United Sates. The legislation should be leave or be deported and if you want to be a citizen come here legally.
What

Redlands, CA

#21 Nov 28, 2010
Arthur AMERICAN CITIZEN wrote:
....::::: STOP THE HATE, AND LETS BE GET TO REAL FACTS:::::.....
The DREAM Act—a popular proposal to provide legal status to undocumented youth who entered the U.S. as children, graduated from U.S. high schools, and attend college or enter the military—is the target of a smear campaign from anti-immigration hardliners. According to them, passage of the DREAM Act would cheat native-born students out of opportunities. This tired effort to pit immigrants and native-born—whether they are workers or students—against one another is not only destructive, but has no basis in fact. Moreover, it ignores the economic benefits that come from legalizing a group of talented, hard-working individuals who want nothing more than to contribute to America and repay the country for the opportunities they’ve been given.
Research has shown that providing a legal status for young people who have a proven record of success in the United States would be a boon to the economy and the U.S. workforce. University presidents and educational associations, as well as military recruiters, business and religious leaders, have added their voice to those calling for passage of the bill. The DREAM Act will help boost the number of high-skilled American-raised workers. A 2010 study by the UCLA North American Integration and Development Center estimates that the total earnings of DREAM Act beneficiaries over the course of their working lives would be between $1.4 trillion and $3.6 trillion. Removing the uncertainty of undocumented status allows legalized immigrants to earn higher wages and move into higher-paying occupations, and also encourages them to invest more in their own education, open bank accounts, buy homes, and start businesses.
The U.S. military also needs the DREAM Act. Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Military Personnel Policy, Bill Carr, stated that the law would be “good for readiness” and would help to recruit “cream of the crop” students. The DREAM Act is part of the Department of Defense’s 2010-2012 Strategic Plan to assist the military in its recruiting efforts.
Yet, despite the popular support and extensive data that should make passage of the DREAM Act a no-brainer, there are those who continue to spread half-truths about it. Here’s a run down of some of the most typical myths and the facts that refute them.
WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT THE MYTHS AND WHAT THE FACTS REALLY ARE VISIT:
http://www.immigrationpolicy.org/just-facts/d...
Real fact they are illegal and have not bothered to apply for citiizenship or do they care to, why give up th free ride?

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