UPDATE: The DREAM Act is being stealthily worked into the Defense Appropriations Bill of all things. BASTARDS!
(September 19) Today, the Senate is considering H.R. 1585, the Defense Department authorization bill for fiscal year 2008. At some point during the debate, open-borders senators will attempt to attach three proposals that, when taken together, would grant amnesty to millions of illegal aliens and dramatically increase the importation of foreign workers at a time 10 million Americans are looking for jobs and can’t find employment.
Backdoor, reverse-tag amnesty, making the children do the lifting.
The illegal alien who applies for this amnesty is immediately rewarded with “conditional” lawful permanent resident (green card) status, which can be converted to a non-conditional green card in short order. The alien can then use his newly acquired status to seek green cards for the parents who brought him in illegally in the first place.
What is less well known about the DREAM Act is that it also allows illegal aliens to receive in-state tuition rates at public universities, discriminating against U.S. citizens from out of state and law-abiding foreign students. It repeals a 1996 federal law that prohibits any state from offering in-state tuition rates to illegal aliens unless the state also offers in-state tuition rates to all U.S. citizens.
And it gets better and better – or more beneficial at lest.
The DREAM Act also makes the illegal aliens eligible for federal student loans and federal work-study programs another benefit that law-abiding foreign students cannot receive all at taxpayer expense. A consistent theme emerges: Illegal aliens are treated much more favorably than aliens who follow the law. There is no penalty for illegal behavior.