Tuesday, May 4, 2010


With the advent of the latest legislative disaster to come out of Arizona, there seems to be renewed interest in this DREAM Act. According to my sources (wikipedia), the DREAM Act details an easier path for immigrants who were born here or taken here early on in life to gain citizenship. Okay, okay, that's good. At least they're looking at the true problem of illegal immigration now, but does this DREAM Act really do it? Is it enough?

The DREAM Act provides undocumented aliens who graduate from high school, are of good moral character, came to the United States under the age of 18, and have been in the country for at least 5 years the ability to earn permanent residency. So, given my stance on immigration, why would I have a problem with this?

It doesn't fix anything! It sounds brilliant on paper, but in reality it is doing nothing to fix the problem. With this Act, we're only talking about people who already are in the United States and have graduated high school. Great!

It's a step forward, but what needs to happen is this: the borders need to open, permanently. This is the only way that illegal immigration can be stopped. We must make it legal to get here.

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