I know what you mean, Twink. You are also one of the most active anti-DREAM Act posters here. I didn't mean to offend you. I know you will always do what's right and lawful for our beloved country, even when your kind heart feels sad. And you're right, DREAM will not be rewritten, and even if it was rewritten to OUR specifications, we can't trust the govt to follow through and vet properly.<quoted text>
I'm not prone to latching on to the sob stories. I have seen some kids who came here at very young ages who have made excellent grades and stayed out of trouble. They are the ones being punished for the stupidity of their parents and a lot of them are very Americanized.
I would still fight against any bill written like the DREAM Act that gives benefits to anyone who applies and puts deportation on hold even if there is already a deportation order. I also do not trust our government to throughly screen applicants, they can't even clear up the backlog of people who have applied, some years ago, to come here legally. Luis Gutierrez and his buddies want nothing more than an amnesty for all illegals and any bill that he has a hand in, I will be against. He has already said that his only loyalty is to immigrants and he very carefully leaves out the illegal part.
The way things are now, I would never approve the DREAM Act but if it were rewritten to exclude all except the really good students, and disallow them to sponsor relatives, and there were a board set up to screen all the applicants thoroughly, I might consider it.
I seriously doubt the bill will ever be rewritten without all the back door amnesty perks so it's really a moot point.
You know what I think? I think these kids' parents can right their wrong by going back to their home countries and taking the kids with them. One of the things the DREAMers fear is going to a country without their parents. I don't understand why their parents can't do the right thing and go back with them, even if it means starting over. They owe it to their kids.