Congressional Democrats are determined to do something with their power while they still have it, and since they’re on the way out anyway, it might as well be something the American people really don’t want, like “comprehensive” immigration reform. This week, Sean Hannity spoke with Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) about the latest push for the DREAM Act:
The DREAM Act would offer a path to citizenship to illegal immigrants who meet the following criteria:
- Must have entered the United States before the age of 16 (i.e. 15 and younger)
- Must have been present in the United States for at least five (5) consecutive years prior to enactment of the bill
- Must have graduated from a United States high school, or have obtained a GED, or have been accepted into an institution of higher education (i.e. college/university)
- Must be between the ages of 12 and 35 at the time of application
- Must have good moral character
Under the proposal, “good moral character” basically means being a law-abiding citizen, though “we cannot be 100% positive on which crimes would impact one’s application,” since the Act “has not outlined specific guidelines” on the subject. In other words, it’s another bill we have to pass in order to find out what it does. That’s progressive governance for you—let the democratic process decide vague, feel-good goals, but leave the little matter of how laws actually work to the unelected “experts” who’ll be implementing it.
Sessions explains (emphasis added):
All they have to do is really just attend college for two years, they do not have to have a degree, only a sliver of those will use the military, 90% plus would use the college-type degree program to gain this amnesty, and it would deal with a million, two million individuals, up to age 30 […] all you have to do is sign up at a community college, even a correspondence course as I understand it, for two years, and claim you wanna attend college, basically, and wanna get a degree, and that’s all you have to do […] once a person is then legalized, they’re able to legalize their brothers, who may have been the person who brought them here illegally, they can bring in other people from outside the country […] also, one terribly dangerous thing is, an individual can just assert, once they’re subject to deportation, that they’re working on their degree and claim the benefits of the DREAM Act, and really gum up the entire legal system.
Needless to say, this would probably be quite expensive if it were signed into law.