THIS DREAM IS STILL A NIGHTMARE
The DREAM Act (formerly S. 774) was introduced as an Amendment to the Defense Authorization Bill (H.R. 1585). What that means is illegal aliens would be able to attend college without having to pay the ‘out of state’ tuition that American citizens are required to pay.
Senator Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) is leading the push for this outrage because, of course, ‘it’s for the children.’
High school graduates who would like to attend college in another state usually cannot unless they can afford to pony up thousands in out-of state tuition. The exception being if a high school grad is an un-convicted felon, then it's a different story. Under proposed federal legislation (H.R. 1585, Amendment 2237) illegal aliens who wish to attend state colleges and universities would be able to do so without paying the higher out-of state charges.
The so-called DREAM (Development Relief and Education for Alien Minors Act) would grant legal status to illegals who graduate from high school. (Of course, this begs the question we have learned not to even ask anymore "how do those here illegally get through eight much less twelve years of school without being deported?")
Adding insult to injury, after you, the American taxpayer, have paid the roughly six grand per year to educate each of the millions of "undocumented students" you would then have to subsidize their college tuition. The folly is that Hispanic illegals have the highest dropout rate in the country, so admittedly our tax dollars are hardly being spent wisely.
Arizona resident David Johansen thinks " the DREAM act is a nightmare…I didn't ask Mexico to pay my tuition, why should I pay theirs?" He added, "If you want to be a citizen, do it …legally."
Elizabeth Venable, a Phoenix resident says David's thinking is "outmoded" and that "perfectly capable people are being denied an education because of their status".
That's the kind of thinking that propelled Phoenix resident Lizabeth Ramon de Harvey to run for the border and smuggle two teenage gang members back from Mexico. The two thugs had been deported by Phoenix area law enforcement as part of a crackdown on violent youths who didn't belong here. Ramon de Harvey felt badly for the boys so she drove down, loaded them into her trunk and drove back to the Phoenix area.
Problem is she was caught. To make matters even worse, Ms. Ramon de Harvey happened to be living with then Phoenix Assistant Police Chief Silverio Ontiveros. He says, in essence " I know nothing". Can we continue to look the other way as those with obviously divided loyalties act on the belief that a Hispanic surname trumps American law? The violent crime rate in the Phoenix area has risen more than 45%. Daily, the Arizona Republic prints stories about particularly gruesome murders, beatings, child molestations, rapes, home invasions and car-jackings committed by illegals. Ramon de Harvey thought the boys' "rights" were being violated so she brought them back. She said nothing about the "rights" of those in her city who live in fear of these invaders.
Several years ago President Bush signed an accord with Mexico's Vincente Fox to send millions of dollars to Mexico to improve water and sewage treatment plants. This largesse doesn't come from foreign aid assignations, it's EPA grant money! Folks along the Arizona and Texas borders are livid. They don't understand why the Mexican town of Delicias, Chihuahua, 250 miles south of El Paso, got $40 million for an irrigation project.
Neither do others in the financially strapped state of Arizona understand why they're footing the bill for autopsies and burials for those illegals who die crossing the desert. As bodies are found they're autopsied at a cost of $1,650 each. Then there's the burial. In 2003 cash-poor counties in Arizona used $250,000 of taxpayers money to determine that the criminals who died trying to break into their country died from….dehydration.
While parasites who masquerade as "undocumented immigrants" cost Americans more and more money we simply do not have, Hispanic activist groups continue to push the envelope. According to the Associated Press, the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), one of many radical groups crying for "equal rights" for the (illegal) Hispanics in this country, has vowed to keep its workshops closed to Anglos. The invitations went out saying races other than Hispanic were not welcome. (Just TRY sending out a notice that said "Whites Only"!)
What we are witnessing in this country has never happened before. Historically, it's been the advanced culture and/or country which takes over the less-developed one.
In the current situation, it's just the opposite. Mexico, a third world crippled by crime, an exporter of poverty, with a political system of unimaginable corruption is somehow managing to invade and destroy the super power that was America. You now see TV ads for cars and beer in Spanish. You can't bank or buy or sell without being given a choice of whether you want to conduct the transaction in English or Spanish. Spelling Bees are being held for children in American public schools in Spanish. Kids who can't read or write or speak the English language are being given a shot at excelling in their native tongue.
Republican presidential hopeful Colorado Congressman Tom Tancredo said: “ It's against the law to come into this country without our permission. If you do, you're supposed to be deported."
maybe not until the American taxpayer has put you through college.
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Mary Starrett was the Constitution Party candidate for Oregon governor in November, 2006, a TV news anchor and talk show host for 25 years and a radio talk show host for 5 years.
Executive Director, Oregonians for Life, Board of Directors, Christian Family Adoptions.
She is currently the Communications Director for the Constitution Party. The Constitution Party is the fastest-growing minor political party (www.ballot-access.org) and is made up of Americans who believe a return to constitutional government is imperative.
The DREAM Act (formerly S. 774) was introduced as an Amendment to the Defense Authorization Bill (H.R. 1585). What that means is illegal aliens would be able to attend college without having to pay the ‘out of state’ tuition that American citizens are required to pay...