The Discerning Texan
-- Edmund Burke
Friday, September 21, 2007
The Heritage Foundation has more on this abomination:
Here is the God's honest truth: they think you are too stupid to see this subterfuge for what it is. Are they right?
The DREAM Act (S. 774) is a nightmare. It is a massive amnesty that extends to the millions of illegal aliens who entered the United States before the age of 16. The illegal alien who applies for this amnesty is immediately rewarded with "conditional" lawful permanent resident (green card) status, which can be converted to a non-conditional green card in short order. The alien can then use his newly acquired status to seek green cards for the parents who brought him in illegally in the first place. In this way, it is also a backdoor amnesty for the millions of illegal aliens who brought their children with them to the United States.
What is less well known about the DREAM Act is that it also allows illegal aliens to receive in-state tuition rates at public universities, discriminating against U.S. citizens from out of state and law-abiding foreign students. It repeals a 1996 federal law that prohibits any state from offering in-state tuition rates to illegal aliens unless the state also offers in-state tuition rates to all U.S. citizens.
On its own, the DREAM Act never stood a chance of passing. Every scientific opinion poll on the subject has shown over 70 percent opposition to giving in-state tuition benefits to illegal aliens.
If so, this would make all of the hard work we did to stop the Shamnesty bill earlier this year for nought. Don't let the Democrats steal our country from its citizens. Keep the pressure on, before it's too late.
UPDATE: Michelle Malkin is still tracking the nose count. I notice that Hutchinson has still not committed. C'mon, fellow Texans, help the rest of us out here.