Doesn't the DREAM act capture good kids and good kids only?
"An undocumented residents become eligible for DREAM ACT’s benefits if they're younger than 30, have been brought to the United States at age 15 or younger and have lived here for at least five years prior to the measure becoming law.
Also, such a resident must spend 10 years in the United States as a "conditional non-immigrant," during which he or she must complete two years of higher education or serve in the military. One year before the 10-year period is up, "conditional non-immigrants" may apply to become a permanent resident.
After three more years, the permanent resident is eligible to become a naturalized citizen"
A kid must be a model citizen for years before becoming a citizen. Higher education. Military service. Staying out of trouble. Holding a job. Many native born Americans wouldn't pass under the DREAM Act with those conditions. Seems to me that bill would pick the good ones.
- DracoLv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
The wording is intended to sound humanitarian and caring, but like almost every other "Government" wording, there is a vast difference between the "word" and the "spirit".
The Government can't even administer the Immigration Laws as they are "written", nor does this Act
( the last time I read it ), provide for enforcement, other than through the very same Agencies that can't do their own Mission successfully.
An expanding belief today, is that "enforcement" and Border security ( read that "sealed" ) must be addressed and effectively applied, BEFORE any more talk of "leniency and benefits. The MOST glaring contradiction for this Administration is WHY have "Safe Cities" i.e., San Francisco, New York, etc., been permitted to conduct business as usual in violation(s) of Federal Law. There are ways to slap this defiance down, real fast.
Answer: This Act would have a great deal of support, IF the border were closed up. However, these 18 million (+-) would simply becomes ANOTHER 20 million in the next two years. If the public had hard figures made readily available, they would "gag" at how staggering the sums are to "support" them. How do we continue to "support" them and pull the average American out of the "garbage heap".
- LauraWritesLv 71 decade ago
There is no real question with the kids. It's the reward for breaking the law that most Americans have an issue with. You don't reward criminal behavior.
After we've spent the money to raise the child to legal age (food stamps, medical care, education, etc.), we're suppose to continue that support and put them through college when we can't even do that for our own kids?
It's not the American citizens' faults that the kids are not legal. They shouldn't have to pay for that, too. It's the parents' faults that they didn't pursue the matter legally.
Reagan tried amnesty. It really didn't work at all. This is no different. It would only encourage 10 million more to bring there kids here and break our laws, receive more assistance, so on and so forth.
- justaLv 71 decade ago
Most native born Americans couldn't qualify for the Dream Act, this was just one more example of why just hearing the headline isn't the way to base your thinking.
We have a very narrow minded, nasty, selfish way of thinking becoming the American norm.
A sort of "We got ours, now get the hell out".
Its counterproductive and short sighted. And it will win because it attracts the lowest kind of thinking and values.
- CharlesLv 61 decade ago
all of these "conditions" are verified by the illegals signature that it is true. this law if enacted could possibly double the population of america. also any race would be welcome(except whites) mohhamad from yemen could sign a note saying he has been here illegally since 15 years old and now we are obligated to support him as a citizen. nothing is free, except freeloaders.
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- ?Lv 71 decade ago
NO, it favors those that come here illegally rewarding them. I don't care that their parents were the ones that brought them here. Send them all home. Come back the legal way and then you can work on becoming a citizen.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
yes. others here are just distorting the truth and repeating false rhetoric.
they do not have the mental capacity to put themselves in someones shoes.
this could have happened to anyone of you. we have no control over where we are born, or where are parents bring us as kids.
- LawgirlLv 71 decade ago
Yes. I don't see why so many people have a problem with this when they were brought here by their parents. They can't help where they were born.
- PaladinLv 71 decade ago