The related trickery, pandering, maneuvering and name calling in the senate are scheduled to start today.
Unsurprisingly, the mainstream media is doing a partial job of telling the American people what the amnesty legislation really entails.
Constantly spun as a legalization for “young people who should not be punished for what their parents did” (violate American immigration laws) the amnesty could legalize two million illegal aliens up to age 35. And then, allow them to sponsor their parents — who brought them here illegally — for U.S. citizenship, as well as extended relatives.
The Dream Act amnesty would retroactively repeal the federal ban on in-state tuition for illegal aliens, so individual states could grant this subsidy at the expense of U.S. citizens and legal residents. Put another way, if the Democrats were to be successful in finding the votes for this amnesty bill, an American citizen or a real immigrant whose family obeyed American laws and joined the American family that silly, old-fashioned legal way, would pay the higher out of state tuition rates while illegal aliens pay less to attend American universities
The Dream Act amnesty would punish legal immigrants for what their parents did not do … ignore our laws and steal American jobs.
Some more inconvenient truth that won’t make it to the front pages or CNN from the well-respected and influential pro-American immigration experts at Washington-based NumbersUSA.com:
The Dream Act amnesty “would require DHS to award amnesty to every illegal alien claiming to meet minimal criteria: 1) present in the U.S. for the last five years; 2) a U.S. high school diploma or GED, or admitted to a U.S. institution of higher learning; and 3) of “good moral character” with no more than 2 misdemeanor convictions.”
Neither the House nor Senate versions require specific documentation or other proof that amnesty applicants actually meet minimal criteria. Once an alien files an amnesty application, they cannot be removed from the United States for any reason until the application is fully processed and a final decision on amnesty has been made.
More from the NumbersUSA fact sheet:
“All amnesty applications go to the front of the line for processing, thus bypassing millions of people around the world who have applied to come to the United States the right way.”
“In order to deny any amnesty application, the federal government has the burden of proving an illegal alien’s ineligibility for amnesty.”
“There are no numerical limits to the amnesty and there’s no end date for the application process.
Amnestied aliens are required to complete two years of college or military service during their first six years of legal residence, but DHS can waive the requirement or grant additional time to comply for those who do not.”
“Amnesty beneficiaries are eligible for certain federal student loans and work-study programs.”
The internet is sizzling with pleas for calls to the senate supporting the latest legalization scheme from such anti-enforcement groups as the Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials (GALEO), the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF), the National Council of La Raza (“The Race”) and the rest of the usual suspects in the open borders industry.
The Hispanderer-in-Chief, Barack Obama, has publicly pledged his support for the amnesty bill.
Listeners to last week’s White House conference call with supporters on Dream Act strategy heard “…there are a lot of hurdles before final passage. The Administration and the Senate leadership are all united to maximize the vote. If you look at other bills over the last 28 months, not all of the Democrats voted with the President. Some won’t support this now so we will probably need a number, probably a small number, but a number of Republican votes. We are in a very tough environment. There are lots of ways for Senators to make excuses because it’s a complex debate about a lot of issues. The DREAM Act is not the only controversial thing on this bill. We have a lot of work ahead of us in order to be successful, but the Administration’s commitment is very strong.”
This amnesty legislation should be stopped.
D.A. King, a nationally recognized authority on illegal immigration is president of the Cobb-based Dustin Inman Society. On the Web: www.TheDustinInmanSociety.org