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
By THOMAS WENSKI
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.