Lame Duck danger...
Congress is back in town and it's "Lame Duck" time - and up at the top of the list of left-over "things to do" for Obama and company is to pass the "DREAM Act".
And we have to stop them!
Here are some details:
1) It will NOT be limited to "children" - but put illegals in their 30's and 40's on a "path to citizenship".
2) It will put taxpayers on the hook for federal benefits to those covered, (including student loans and grants and instate tuitiion benefits).
3) It provides safe harbor for any alien - including criminals - from being deported if they simply submit an application.
4) Many criminal aliens, including gang members, deportation fugitives, and those guilty of voter fraud or marriage fraud, would be eligible for amnesty.
5) Over TWO MILLION illegals will be eligible for DREAM Act amnesty.
Even though many Americans may have thought electing a more conservative Congress would put an end to this garbage, Obama has said he wants this passed in the "Lame Duck Congress" as a "downpayment on comprehensive immigration reform".
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The concept of immigration in the United States is very passionate to every person who resides in this great country. Even though illegal immigration affects many developed nations from all over the world by different ethnic groups, we hear the loudest noise from Hispanic (primarily Mexican) groups. Whether you are in favor of amnesty or in favor of mass arrests and deportation, everyone can certainly agree with one issue, and that is the culture.
America has always been a culturally different nation, even during its inception in 1776. Spanish influence by the great Spanish Empire dominated many regions of the Southwest and Florida, French pioneers resided in Louisiana and apparently we also had Jews living in a mostly Puritan nation. During the great migration of the 19th century, European immigrants scattered to come to the United States in hopes of a better life.
The one difference that I and the silent majority of Americans agree on is the cultural difference. Many immigrants landed on Ellis Island in New York, many of them with nothing and given American names. Names like Nirocho Makacarewiz became Nick Marks, and many had to learn the English language. Today’s wave of immigration has the advantage of a politically correct atmosphere. Where many expect to be handed everything in their native language which is for most of today’s immigrants is Spanish. If Jose Martinez where to be changed to Joe Martin, it would be called racist.
Where Americans are being forced to adapt to Hispanic (primarily Mexican) culture, but the immigrants do not have to adapt to American society. I’m one of the fortunate Hispanic immigrants who came to this wonderful nation legally. Who earned the title of Citizenship, and adapted to the traditions and customs of my adopted land while not forgetting the culture that defines my heritage. read more »