Hope For Immigrant Kids in DREAM Act

I’m not a big fan of The Heritage Foundation, but I figure they’d like the DREAM act as it seeks to educate more people in the United States and lift them out of poverty. Of course, this bill does focus on “illegal” immigrants, but nobody with any sense can argue that they are not contributing to our society. The only people shouting that “legal” citizens should be doing the work the “illegal” immigrants are doing are those that would never touch this type of work to save their lives. They’re basically self-serving hypocrites.

(Hey Joey Vento… If these immigrant children get an education they’ll be able to read your sign and you won’t have to worry about giving them onions when they asked for pickles.)

Hope for immigrant kids in DREAM Act

Comprehensive immigration reform midwifed by Florida Sen. Mel Martinez was stillborn earlier this summer when the failure of the cloture vote doomed the bill. The consequences of this failure are real. Agriculture and business leaders in this state and elsewhere contemplate the economic loss if willing workers are not available to do work that otherwise won’t get done. But, more tragically, the consequences are reflected more than just in economic indices. They have human faces — they are the faces of millions of men, women and children who because of the lack of legal remedies to address their immigration status live in a fearful limbo with their lives and the futures put indefinitely on hold.


1 thought on “Hope For Immigrant Kids in DREAM Act”

  1. I do have a problem with the DREAM ACT. First, these illegal alien students and their misguided advocates falsely state that the students are being denied an opportunity to pursue higher education. These kids have every right and opportunity to pursue higher education at world-class universities in their home countries, and would be most welcome. Second, they argue that the cost is so prohibitive in the U.S. that they want not only our laws changed to grant them temporary amnesty and legal residency but also want access to federal financial aid (student loans, grants and scholarships). What? Let’s see, the public universities in Mexico are FREE for Mexican nationals and no entrance exam is required. The Universidad de San Carlos in Guatemala cost about fourteen dollars to register. In general, most public national universities in Central and South America, for example cost less than one semester’s worth of college textbooks in the U.S. If these illegal alien students were as bright and concerned about their family’s ability to pay, then there should be no question that they should enroll in college back in their native lands. If they wanted to return to the U.S. later at some point, a college degree, a skilled profession and their knowledge of English would certainly make them much better candidates for one of the 79 types of visas the U.S; has.

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