Amnesty doesn’t solve the problem

Published 8:46 am Friday, February 25, 2011

What is it with our government’s continual flirtation with amnesty for illegal aliens? The latest call came from President Obama in his State of Union in which he emphatically championed “legalization” for illegal alien “children” in our schools. Bills of this type have been titled the Dream Act and have always included in-state college tuition for these illegal alien “youngsters.” (Hey, unless they happen to live in the same state as their college, our own U.S. citizen sons and daughters don’t get that.)

But the real shocker: These Dream Act bills have also provided safe harbor from deportation to alien gang members. And they’ve also covered aliens who pose a public health risk, aliens with DUls, alien absconders (aliens who skipped out on their removal proceedings), aliens permanently barred from U.S. citizenship, aliens likely to become a public charge, aliens who’ve abused their student visas, aliens who’ve committed marriage fraud, aliens who’ve falsely claimed U.S. citizenship, and aliens who’ve engaged in voter fraud or voted unlawfully. And they’d be allowed to bring in their extended family. And in actuality there would be no age limit. And I’m not even mentioning the heavy fiscal burden and guess who’d pay? You!

So beware the Dream Act and take note if it’s introduced again, most likely by Sen. Harry Reid, whose congressional district out in Las Vegas includes more illegals than any other. Sounds like a nightmare to me.

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Robert Petersen

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