Reid’s Amnesty Deceit

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The so-called DREAM Act would create an official path to Democratic voter registration for an estimated two million college-age illegal aliens. Look past the public relations-savvy stories of “undocumented” valedictorians left out in the cold. This is not about protecting “children.” It’s about preserving electoral power through cap-and-gown amnesty.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced this week that he’s attaching the DREAM Act to the defense authorization bill. With ethnic activists breathing down his neck and President Obama pushing to fulfill his campaign promise to Hispanics, Reid wants his queasy colleagues to vote on the legislation next week.

Open-borders lawmakers have tried and failed to pass the DREAM Act through regular channels for the past decade. That’s because informed voters know giving green cards to illegal alien students undermines the rule of law, creates more illegal immigration incentives and grants preferential treatment to illegal alien students over law-abiding native and naturalized American students struggling to get an education in tough economic times. This bad idea is compounded by a companion proposal to recruit more illegal aliens into the military with the lure of citizenship (a fraud-ridden and reckless practice countenanced under the Bush administration).

DREAM Act lobbyists are spotlighting heart-wrenching stories of high-achieving teens brought to this country when they were toddlers. But instead of arguing for case-by-case dispensations, the protesters want blanket pardons. The broadly drafted Senate bill would confer benefits on applicants up to age 35, and the House bill contains no age ceiling at all. The academic achievement requirements are minimal. Moreover, illegal aliens who didn’t arrive in the country until they turned 15 — after they laid down significant roots in their home country — would be eligible for DREAM Act benefits and eventual U.S. citizenship. And like past amnesty packages, the Democratic plan is devoid of any concrete eligibility and enforcement mechanisms to deter already-rampant immigration benefit fraud.

The DREAM Act sponsors have long fought to sabotage a clearly worded provision in the 1996 Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act (IIRIRA) that states: “Notwithstanding any other provision of law, an alien who is not lawfully present in the United States shall not be eligible on the basis of residence within a State (or a political subdivision) for any postsecondary education benefit unless a citizen or national of the United States is eligible for such a benefit (in no less an amount, duration, and scope) without regard to whether the citizen or national is such a resident.”

Ten states defied that federal law and offered DREAM Act-style tuition preference to illegal aliens: California, Illinois, Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico, New York, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah and Washington.

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  • Jim Johnson

    Some people do not approve of Sharron Angle because they think she is an extremist .

    What ever they think she is I tell them at least she is not Harry Reid.

    The Nevada form of the Tea Party is the "Any one But Harry". And yes there are signs appearing which say exactly that.

  • davarino

    And we wonder why education is so expensive, wait till they start piling onto health care, ye haaaa……its freebeez for everyone. I think I'm going to sneak into mexico, change my name, then sneak back into the US and join the disenfrancised illegal aliens for more freebeez.

    You gota love liberals that give out freebeez…….hmmmm

    Sucks to be the freebee provider

    • Tiredofthebullshit

      Why is education so expensive?? Illegal alien students dont get any tuition assistance, such as loans or financial aid. Get a clue why dont you?

  • Andres de Alamaya

    Indeed, anyone but Harry!!!!!

  • blotto

    I would rather have a one-party system with us being a minority fighting for our rights than to have the above listed RINOs in our party giving the progressives everything they want so that they aggregate power. Do these idiot RINOs even know they are causing their own political suicide?

  • USMCSniper

    Reid is just a small cog in the one world government agenda to destroy America and the last remnants of the USA semi-capitalist economy. All of us can expect amnesty for illegal aliens to be shoved through soon in back room legislation with the same insolent disregard for the will of American citizens that has characterized the nation's healthcare power grab. The result will be millions of Third World immigrants pouring across deliberately undefended borders in search of a handout to form a permanent underclass that our current rulers hope will overwhelm those of us who still create wealth, rather than wait for the government to confiscate it from its rightful owners on our behalf. A massive dependency class will keep the Democrats in power for decades and we will end up a lot worse than even a European style socialist state,

  • Paul Waliser

    Why do wacko Libs and Leftists think that our country is theirs to give away and that are money is theirs to spend?

    • SECREV

      Because we, as a country, have been okaying it for over 70 years now. All we, you, have to do is say, "NO" and mean it, and the Leftist temple of doom will come down. But that NO carries a lot of imperatives. First and foremost, entire population must be able to say, "The Left is the Enemy, not a mere electoral opponent." And then resolve to get rid of the enemy by any means necessary. This enemy is the kind who doesn't go away easily. You have to totally exterminate this enemy.

      • Fred Dawes

        Thank you SECREV, You are really right about the enemies of freedom and what must be done.

    • Wesley69

      Yes, they do. And they will tell you how to run your life because they know better. Live the life according to their design, keep your mouth shut up and when the two minute hate comes on the telescreen, curse and damn to hell George Bush. Beware of the thought police, they are coming if the Dems have their way.

  • Oscar

    John Spratt, another one that doesn't get as much press but is equally deceptive is in SC district. For a lot of people it is now: Anyone but John Spratt. This Oxford Yale educated Socialists is just as bad as the snakes Reid and Pelosi. Actually, come to think of it all snakes are equal. OK then, there it is – egalitarian equality finally. All snakes are equal.

  • WilliamJamesWard

    In the best World Harry Reid is voted out of the Senate and
    then is brought under investigation by a new Congress with
    a Special Attorney looking at his illegal financial doings, and
    what makes this so special is if the investigating attorney
    would be Scooter Libby and Reid is just the first on the
    list of anti-American subversive leftist political crooks………..William

  • Wesley69

    The Democrats believe that Hispanics, after gaining citizenship and the vote, will make the Democrats the MAJOR party. Obama's support of the Dream Act is nothing more than a political move to insure that his transformation is made permanent. He does this in total contempt of us citizens who pay the bills.

    • Fred Dawes

      The funny thing is when the hispanic mexicans have power inside government and are the main population inside the Former USA The rats will start the race hate hispanic party and anyone in the way will be disappeared like in all hispanic so called counties..See La Raza ( the race ), Oh yes you do know that many of the drug gangs are working inside this country and mexico with the Islam boys?..See FBI Report.

  • Wesley69

    Democratic policies will only encourage more illegal’s to come here to the joy of the Dems.. The chosen one has already hinted at using executive orders to grant amnesty to illegal’s. This is a total disgrace. Republicans, get ready. Comes November, the wave hits. Get ready to get to worked.

    Here's some ideas. To stop the flow of illegal’s, the people hiring illegal’s should be fined severely. This, in addition to securing the border and deporting illegal’s would be the first phase, Immigrants wanting work visas could come to the US and protected under US labor laws. Immigrants would be free to move from one area to another to follow the jobs. They will naturally have to hold onto their papers. After working here for a number of years, they may apply to live here. After residence for a certain period of time, learning English and American government, history and economics, they would be granted citizenship with the right to vote.

    All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.
    Thomas Jefferson

    • Fred Dawes

      "That is the plan", Wesley69, it is the way that the KGB Put in place in the 1950's to take down the USA With massive population moves into the USA and Reid and the rats inside both parties are carrying-out right in front of us all.

  • Fred Dawes

    Look people our government is not under our control in fact it is a foreign system of no government it will be time soon to take power back and that will never happen without good people going to the wall.
    If people cannot see the evil inside this government and will not act like real American we will be eaten by the third world rulers. Reid is as evil as hitler, and like the jews of 1939 you may not see that evil but you will.