Secretaries of Education and Labor Met With Illegal Aliens at Ed. Dept. HQ
(CNSNews.com) – A group of illegal aliens visited the U.S. Department of Education in Washington, D.C., on Dec. 15 where they held a “Student Voices” meeting with Education Secretary Arne Duncan and Labor Secretary Hilda Solis, according to information about the meeting posted on the official Department of Education and Department of Labor websites.
Department of Education Spokesman Jim Bradshaw, while acknowledging receiving questions about the meeting from CNSNews.com, failed to respond to those questions after they were put to him via both phone and email messages on Thursday and Friday of this week.
At the meeting, according to the Department of Labor’s website, Duncan told the illegal aliens about the administration’s “efforts to assist students who are undocumented” through the Development, Relief and Education of Alien Minors Act—the DREAM Act. Solis also spoke to the illegal aliens about the DREAM Act.
The DREAM Act, sponsored by Senate Democratic Whip Richard Durbin (Ill.), would legalize illegal aliens who had entered the U.S. before their 16th birthday, who had been in the U.S. for at least five years preceding the passage of the act, and who had been admitted to a college or earned a high school diploma or a general education development certificate.
Anyone that has read this blog for ANY length of time already knows how I feel about the infestation of ILLEGALS in America, and the lack of any credible enforcement taking place, so my opinion on the DREAM Act and it’s implementation should come as no surprise.
The DREAM Act (acronym for Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors) is an American legislative proposal first introduced in the Senate on August 1, 2001 and most recently reintroduced there on May 11, 2011.
This bill would provide conditional permanent residency to certain illegal aliens of good moral character who graduate from US high schools, arrived in the US as minors, and lived in the country continuously for at least five years prior to the bill’s enactment. If they were to complete two years in the military or two years at a four year institution of higher learning, they would obtain temporary residency for a six year period. Within the six year period, they may qualify if they have “acquired a degree from an institution of higher education in the United States or has completed at least 2 years, in good standing, in a program for a bachelor’s degree or higher degree in the United States” or have “served in the armed services for at least 2 years and, if discharged, has received an honorable discharge”. Military enlistment contracts require an eight year commitment, with active duty commitments typically between four and six years, but as low as two years. “Any alien whose permanent resident status is terminated… shall return to the immigration status the alien had immediately prior to receiving conditional permanent resident status under this Act.” This bill would have included illegal immigrants as old as 35 years of age. DREAM Act
That all sounds well and good, at 1st glance, especially the part about serving honorably in the United States military as a path to citizenship. The part that bothers me is this, “This bill would have included illegal immigrants as old as 35 years of age.”
35 years of age? That’s not disadvantaged youth, that is WETBACK labor that the Dems are hoping to convert to being Obama supporters and Democratic voters.
And another thing, an ILLEGAL that serves in the U.S. military in an attempt to gain his citizenship is a person I can respect. They would have to be willing to lay down their lives for this nation to earn the right to be called a U.S. citizen. That is someone I can welcome with open arms.
But consider this; now that Obama and company are making such drastic cutbacks to the numbers of the U.S. military, will that impede the path to citizens ship if the military is over quota and dumping troops?
Just because some ILLEGAL has been here a certain numbers of years and has managed to get a high school diploma doesn’t give them ANY right to be an American citizen, no matter what their GPA may or may not be.
Let’s face facts, many institutions will graduate people just to get them out of the system, and I don’t mean just ILLEGALS. Think *some* high school and college athletes.
In a December 2010 report, the Congressional Budget Office and the Joint Committee on Taxation estimated that the November 30th, 2010 version of the DREAM Act would “reduce deficits by about $1.4 billion over the 2011-2020 period and increase government revenues by $2.3 billion over the next 10 years.” The same report also notes that the Act “would increase projected deficits by more than $5 billion in at least one of the four consecutive 10-year periods starting in 2021”. DREAM Act
Billions of dollars? Well hell, why not? I mean, Obama is spending TRILLIONS of U.S. tax dollars, what’s a few billion among friends if it helps increase the Democratic base? Right?
One recent UCLA study estimates that between $1.4 trillion and $3.6 trillion in taxable income would be generated for the economy over a 40 year period based upon estimates ranging between 825,000 and 2.1 million potential DREAM Act beneficiaries successfully obtaining resident status through the legislation. DREAM Act
In 40 years my children will be in their 70’s, and somehow, I just don’t see a TRILLION dollars being all that much money by then, not if the current path America is on isn’t changed, and soon.
I just hope no one ever tells the Dems what comes after a trillion.