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Old 10-07-2012, 02:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Default Seniors: What are your views on the Dream Act?

Supporters argue that the Act would not create an "amnesty program" and would produce a variety of social and economic benefits, while critics contend that it would reward illegal immigration and encourage further illegal immigration, inviting fraud and shielding gang members from deportation.

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Old 10-07-2012, 02:07 PM   #2 (permalink)
 
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The young people directly effected were brought to America without any knowledge of rules and laws, they were children. Their parents came here illegally or stayed once their allowed time in country expired, visa. We cant not deport children, we cant blame them for their parents actions. However, we can encourage them to become American citizens and live legally by all the laws.

DREAM stands for Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors. This is the type of legislation a republic enacts to help citizens become good Americans. You will find few politicians opposed to this legislation. It is a good program, we can only hope these young people enter, participate and become citizens.

I see by some of the answers they ignored your link, or they just flat do not care. Hate is sometimes difficult to over come, as is ignorance. I've included a link to the Act, please people read it.
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Old 10-07-2012, 02:07 PM   #3 (permalink)
 
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I have to agree with handy on this one. I see both sides too as I live in Arizona and well, I know some illegals and they have been here for most of their lives. Some are even born here. They're awesome people. The ones I have a problem with are the druggies and gangsters. Keep the law abiding ones here who have been here for years.
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Old 10-07-2012, 02:07 PM   #4 (permalink)
 
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I like what the President did since he could not get the Dream Act passed, by a two-year reprieve from deportation for those adult children of illegals who grew up in the U.S. and meet criteria. This came about because of 400,000 illegal criminals deported.
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Old 10-07-2012, 02:07 PM   #5 (permalink)
 
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Congress has voted down the dream act something like 27 times. Illegal is illegal and no matter when you came into this country, if you are here illegally, get the hell out of my country! King Obama unconstitutionally went over congresses head and declared the dream act be put into place, not even by executive order but by memo. If that isn't bad enough, Obama and Napolino or however its spelled, behind the scene, don't even require these illegals to prove they qualify for the dream act. All they have to do is sign a piece of paper claiming they do. This whole thing is a prime example of Obama's leadership and how he's running the country. This is not the only thing he's done like this. There are many.
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I dont know but if I immigranted legally( A process that takes years) ,work and pay taxes, got good grades in school, operate a car with insurance, did not participate in crime; then the Dream Act should be better spent on me and my kids than some illegal that jumped border
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Old 10-07-2012, 02:07 PM   #7 (permalink)
 
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Don't know for certain what all the Dream Act allows, or encompasses.
My Dream Act would include:
Must have been in the U.S. for at least ten years.
Must be a high school graduate.
Must not have a criminal record of any type.
Must have, after graduating from high school, completed one of the following: two years in the military; or, two years of college (two or four year institution); or have completed at least two years of community service in an area that is not culturally related to the individual's culture.
Must be able to speak, write, and read English.
Those are not difficult levels of achievement and anyone who wants to become a legal resident and have the pathway open to full naturalized citizenship at the age of twenty, would be, in my opinion, welcome with open arms.
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Old 10-07-2012, 02:07 PM   #8 (permalink)
 
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Being in the country illegally is a crime and should be treated as such.I have nothing against people who wish to leave their country and come to The United States for a hand up not a hand out.If they conceive children in this country too bad,deport them.

We have excellent immigration laws.Leave them as they stand.This is just one party's way of getting more voters.
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Old 10-07-2012, 02:07 PM   #9 (permalink)
 
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Honestly, I can see the points of issue on both sides. Yes, it harms people who are doing it the right, legal way. Yes, it could be called an amnesty program. However, I don't see a problem with that, really. What else CAN you do? These children have lived here as long as they can remember, as Americans. According to the guidelines, they have to be almost model students and citizens to be even eligible. Isn't there something in the bible about not visiting the sins of the fathers onto the sons? It isn't their fault, and I'm always amazed at people who say "send them back where they came from". They have GOT to be kidding.
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TThere is right way and wrong way.Most are decent hard working people who want a better life. I would make it tougher on the ones who come to milk the system, when our citizens that paid taxes for years can't get help, but some come and pop babies out just for the goods. I feel both parents should be legal for a child born to be a citizen here, I would also make it rough if you come and commit crimes. If anyone here wants to read a heart breaking story that will tug at your heart read Tortilla Curtain.You can review it below
http://www.caribousmom.com/2007/03/02/tortilla-curtain-book-review/
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