The Dream Act And How To Stop It

December 6, 2010
By G. Perry

One of the citizen-activist organizations at the forefront of forestalling, and hopefully defeating, the DREAM Act is Americans for Legal Immigration Political Action Committee. Like so many other immigration battles taking place in our nation’s capital, the fight over this latest incarnation of amnesty has inspired hundreds of pro-amnesty, pro-alien groups to try and browbeat Congress into accepting their terms for American citizenship.

Thankfully, there are a few brave organizations resisting the tide, and attempting to persuade our nation’s lawmakers that they are making a huge mistake in listening to those who are not citizens, and whose sole civic engagement involves bullying elected officials into retroactively granting them clemency for the laws either they or their parents flouted. One of those organizations is ALIPAC, which is why I’m providing you with a link to a vital tip sheet with contact info for the Democrats who might decide the fate of the DREAM Act.

Simply follow the instructions listed on that page in order to express your extreme displeasure with the idea that Congress will be wasting precious hours in enacting a wholesale amnesty for teenagers and adults simply because they are not legal residents of this country. This is a team effort, people. We all need to be on-board in order to defeat this nightmarish dream.

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9 Responses to The Dream Act And How To Stop It

  1. Marie & Al on December 6, 2010 at 11:12 AM

    To who It May Concern.
    we are all fighting for No on Amnesty Dream Act. we Amercian have right also . This Is Our country we put you In the wh so we don’t have any say . we don’t want any illegal Immigrant. in our country if they came in the right way I don’t care. you want them is for the vote. whick it not right. you know & see what going On in the USA. they sneak over. as for the drugs I see this all the time Im live in the city, NYC & see what going Im sick of this. they have our jobs . & they get free welfar . & med Care . it not right Obama this is all your doing & the kids thatcome over for a better life . well so do my kids want a better life but we have to fight for it. Obama Just roll out the red carpet for the illiagl Immigrant . Not only them but every one that came over for a visit & for get to leave .that not right
    they don’t talk English at all. if you don’t Like Our law say the hell in mexico
    so I say No to amnesty Dream act this BS Clean the WH out

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  2. Diana on December 10, 2010 at 12:55 AM

    I AM AN IMMIGRANT… WHO ISN’T?

    I am also a well educated student who has worked really hard in school and have learned how to do and not do certain things such as: do learn English and don’t judge someone of something you are not good at doing yourself.

    “Not only them but every one that came over for a visit & for get to leave .that not right they don’t talk English at all. if you don’t Like Our law say the hell in mexico”

    What is the world does that even say??!!!

    Want to know what reading your nonsense tells me?

    1) Either you are an immigrant yourself and are still in the precess of learning how to not only speak but write English

    or

    2) You are a great example of exactly what we are trying to get Americans to know. What is that you ask? We are trying to PROVE that many of us (not all) are working hard be an North American. I didn’t chose where to be born, but I am smart enough to realize that in order to be someone GOOD I have to always fight to be better. That said. There are THOUSANDS of American Citizens that decide drop our of high school. And HUNDREDS of them who don’t even know how to write their own languange (Marie & Al). I am perfectly fluent in both Spanish and English and guess what? I know I am not all that. I know there are tons of people out there that know millions of things I don’t know which is why I don’t judge!!!! Especially not in such a terrible way.

    Also, for your information; The Dream Act will not allow applicants to receive ANY type of government aid. NONE AT ALL

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  3. G. Perry on December 10, 2010 at 1:30 AM

    There is no such thing as a “North American,” Diana. North America is a continent, not a country, and there’s no such thing as North American citizenship. I think your comment illustrates the problem with open borders philosophy in general

    There’s a certain, very vocal, very demanding, group of people who feel entitled to transgress another country’s borders because they don’t believe in the concept. You see, they feel that just because they were born in Mexico they are entitled to flout whatever laws of ours they find inconvenient. If I were to cross into Mexico illegally, I would be subject to some extremely severe criminal penalties-even if I were to immigrate to the country legally, I would be denied many of the rights and privileges that illegal aliens currently enjoy in the United States.

    The difference is that there would not be an extremely well-funded political lobby, bolstered by almost every form of news media known to man, demanding that I be granted a panoply of rights and privileges, some of them not even enjoyed by actual citizens of that nation, as is the case with the DREAM Act.

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  4. G. Perry on December 10, 2010 at 1:42 AM

    And I’m sorry to break it to you, but you’re absolutely wrong. Let’s forget about all of the government goodies DREAMers will receive once they become U.S. citizens, Medicaid, SSI, WIC, etc., etc., ad nauseam. Let’s also put aside for a moment all of the free government benefits they currently enjoy while staying here illegally, e.g. free K-12 public education, lower tuition-depending upon the state in which they reside-free emergency room health care-which in many cases, is really routine medical treatment for uninsured illegals-and not being taxed on undeclared wages.

    These newly minted permanent residents will enjoy Pell Grant loans, be able to apply for FAFSA, the GI Bill, and other government-funded grants and loans accessible to those Americans pursusing higher eduction. There is a host of government benefits they will immediately enjoy upon the passage of this nightmarish bill, including preferential treatment, based upon race, in college admissions and legal immunity for past crimes, including perjury on disclosures made while in the process of pursuing citizenship.

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  5. Diana on December 10, 2010 at 3:03 AM

    G. Perry
    First of all: When did I ever say North America was a country?
    THAT is exancly what this bill is about. We will NOT have the rights that residents have. We will have hundreds of restrictions. I spent 6 hours disecting the bill myself, will you please give reference to at least ONE privilege given to us and not to citizents? I must have missed that.

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  6. Diana on December 10, 2010 at 3:30 AM

    Draw some numbers. After 13 years of restricted residency (and meticulous observership of the applicants’ activities) hundreds will NOT make it. Truly, only students with great character will stand strong after 13 years of hard work and dedication to prove they were worth the chance. And those (in my opinion) deserve citizenship more than a lot of lazy people who were actually born here but give nothing back to this country (The United States)and infact live off the government.
    ” …uninsured illegals-and not being taxed on undeclared wages” -keyword being illegals… That will automatilly disqualify them from the bill.
    There is something you don’t seem to understant. All immigrants who have EVER done anything wrong while they have been here will not be able to apply. We have to have a completely clean record. No ifs or buts about it. They are making sure to keep only those of us who are willing to GIVE back to this country, not to TAKE anything from it. Sure it will cost the government money to keep us. But those of us who really care WILL give back a lot more in return. We are very thankful people
    ….Sir, your comments sound just like the ones made at the house last night.
    Reading the bill will draw a more accurate picture of every detail regarding restrictions and privilages. Many details were changed from the original one, so I do recommend you look for the most recent one.
    I do appreciate argument and I think this was a very interesting one.
    Thank you for your time.

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  7. G. Perry on December 10, 2010 at 1:11 PM

    The notion that any of these “restrictions” or curtailments of the privileges conferred upon illegals such as yourself will ever be enforced, or that they won’t be immediately suspended when/if they are enforced, is so absurd that it doesn’t merit further discussion, although I highly suggest that you read Mickey Kaus of Newsweek in order to find out why that is such a ridiculous proposition. His Bloggingheads debate with pro-amnesty advocates have demonstrated conclusively that these alleged restrictions are merely political expedients designed to ensure DREAM’s passage, which will be quickly and unceremoniously jettisoned once it has the force of law.

    Secondly, the assertion that the two million illegal aliens who’ll be naturalized through this process-to say nothing of their large extended families who’ll be sponsored by them once they obtain citizenship-are more industrious, hard-working or ambitious than American citizens is a bigoted talking point with no empirical evidence to support it. But even if I were to accept your ridiculous premise-which I categorically reject-that these aliens are somehow better illustrations of human character than the “lazy” Americanos and their offspring you decry, it would not matter.

    Those people belong to a community that’s based upon a set of shared values and citizenship that are alien to the DREAM recipients. Even so, why do you think that you and your friends are more worthy-even in a purely hypothetical debate-than millions upon millions of people living abroad who did not come here illegally with their families? What makes you think that you’re morally or intellectually superior to a child in Togo or Benin whose family decided not to come and work here without permission, thereby eroding faith in our country’s legal infrastructure, who might be smarter or more industrious than you? But who, unfortunately, won’t be rewarded with the gift of lifelong American citizenship because his or her parents didn’t feel compelled to come here illegally. I suggest you read Reihan Salam’s brilliant rejoinder to a Dream Act supporter-posted on National Review Online-which summarizes this idea perfectly.

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  8. LegalEagle on December 14, 2010 at 4:16 AM

    Diana,

    Your parents are to blame for your situation NOT the USA. I will agree to you becoming a citizen IF your parents who broke our law will agree to deportation in exchange for your chance to become a citizen. After all they are still breaking our law and should pay for their mistakes.Why won’t any Illegal Alien accept responsibility for their own actions and expect the USA to bend over backwards to accomadate you and your needs ?

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  9. Michel Evanchik on December 18, 2010 at 6:22 PM

    The crushing question is this, Diana:

    Given the severity of the situation, can incoming Mexicans assure US citizens of equal privileges back in Mexico?

    But of course, Gerard, like me, are in touch daily with illegal immigrants and it doesn’t bother us.

    For instance:

    Your English is better than his, or at least at a level of similar accuracy and syntactical complexity, which is to say, “well done.”

    The truth is that most Americans, when confronted with an articulate and intelligent young person who is clearly an upright person, will have no problem granting asylum.

    The worst part of it all is that most applicants under DREAM would not be of as high a standard as Diana’s commentary indicates she is.

    But the truth is that most capable young immigrants end up marrying Americans anyway.

    Thanks for becoming a part of the conversation with us whiskey swilling hill billies.

    Cheers,

    Michel Evanchik
    Publisher, American-Rattlenake.org

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