The Nightmare DREAM Act failed to move forward and will remain dormant in its current form. There is, rightfully so, confusion on the return of the nightmare before the end of this Lame Duck session. Today we seem to be awake and in the clear, but that will change and we must stay awake.
John Morton, the Assistant Homeland Security Secretary, said Friday that immigration officers had already signaled that the bill’s defeat would not change the way they do business. Yes, Mr. Morton confirmed that Homeland Security is going to continue to turn a blind eye. This Administration is not done and is not going to change its approach or its efforts to grant amnesty behind closed doors.
More confusion. Amnesty seeking leaders have attempted to bypass process and hide the nightmare in other pieces of legislation, HR 5281 for example. The good news, Reid’s DREAM is gone, it cannot move forward because it failed to secure the votes to move forward on a full vote. The bad news, Reid and other cronies will try again in 2011.
The anger and calls for violence when the DREAM Act failed is another issue of concern. Not only is the anger misdirected and being condoned by amnesty supporters, it’s being promoted.
News Flash – The American People did not snatch up a child, move them to the U.S. illegally, and force that child to stay – their parents did. Citizens of the U.S. owe illegal immigrants nothing, except the opportunity to follow the law and processes to become a legal immigrant, like so many have done. The U.S. does not owe anyone amnesty or the ability to short cut the process or receive citizenship before someone else who has already applied.
Why aren’t these children and young adults angry with the family member who brought them here illegally? After all, wasn’t it their family member who broke the law, removed them from their home and got them into this mess? Shouldn’t they look to their family member and ask why they thought someone else would pay their way? Americans didn’t steal their opportunity or strip them of their culture; in fact, the U.S. afforded them free primary and secondary education. Why not take the education they’ve received, be grateful, and return to their birthright nation. If they’d like to go to college in the U.S., apply for a student visa. If they want to stay, apply, follow the process and pay the fees.
I’d like illegal immigrants and their supports to stop complaining about rights they don’t have a right to, they are not citizens. If they want to be a citizen and have the rights of this Country, respect our laws, even if they are flawed, and apply like so many have done in the past – and do so on their own dime, not the dime of U.S. Citizens who do not owe them.