Remember the phrase “no budgies” when you were a child? Even as young children, we knew that just jumping in front of another person who has been waiting in line longer than you was wrong. Well, on Monday, the U.S. Senate will be voting on a bill called the “Dream Act” which does just that. While being touted as something to help young people that were brought here illegally by their parents, it is merely a bill for back door amnesty for those that refuse to wait in line like everyone else. Here are some truths about the Dream Act:
- It is not limited to just children, but anyone under the age of 35 who was brought here before they were 16 and have been here for only 5 years illegally can apply for amnesty.
- It provides for safe harbor for any alien, including criminals, from being removed or deported if they simply submit an application (what will stop all aliens currently scheduled for deportation from filing an application to stop it?)
- It allows certain criminal aliens to be eligible for amnesty
- Estimates suggest that at least 2.1 million illegal aliens will be eligible for the Dream Act amnesty. In reality, we have no idea how many illegal aliens will apply
- Illegal aliens will get in-state tuition benefits, federal student loans, federal work study programs, and other forms of federal financial aid (since these sources are limited, that means American citizens will also now have to compete with illegals for these)
- It does not require that an illegal alien finish any type of degree (Vocational, Two-Year, or Bachelor’s Degree) as a condition of amnesty (how does this benefit the U.S.?)
- It does not require that an illegal alien serve in the military as a condition for amnesty, and there is already a legal process in place for illegal aliens to obtain U.S. citizenship through military service
- Despite their current illegal status, Dream Act aliens will be given all the rights that legal immigrants receive—including the legal right to sponsor their parents and extended family members for immigration (so not only will they be budging, but they will allowing their family to do so as well)
- DHS is prohibited from using the information provided by illegal aliens whose Dream Act amnesty applications are denied to initiate their removal proceedings or investigate or prosecute fraud in the application process (how does this make sense? what will stop a illegal alien from simply submitting an application, knowing that it will be denied, to not only stop a pending deportation, but prevent the future prosecution of one?)
Why do people who break our laws continue to get preferential treatment both socially and financially? When are we going to start to put our own American citizens first? Why are we slapping in the face those immigrants that actually respect our country enough to follow the rules and wait in line patiently? American citizens alone have the right to determine whom we let in and whom we keep out of our country. We have the right to make the rules to give preference to those that actually are American citizens and to those immigrants that follow the law. We should not feel guilty for saying so. The American government or its people should not be expected to pay for the consequences of a decision that an illegal alien parent made for their family. The responsibility for that child being illegal lies with their parents alone. Period. It is time that they take responsibility for the consequences of their own actions. They chose to come here. No one made them. They knew the risks to their family if they were found out. Frankly, any benefits of living in this great country that they or their children have received thus far I consider to have been stolen from the hands of legal citizens and immigrants. We should not continue to reward such behavior with amnesty laws like the Dream Act.
Some illegal immigrant rights groups may find what I say offensive. To be honest, I really don’t care what supporters of lawbreakers say. If illegal aliens don’t like it, then they should go home to that country that they love so much that they want to leave it. They obviously don’t love ours enough to follow our laws.
No more budgies.
Contact Senator Grassley (202-224-6020) & Senator Harkin (202-224-3254) to let them know what you think before they vote.