There are 5 different versions of this bill. This is the last one. HR 5281
EAHHere is one reason to vote against it. ------SEC. 10.
(b)The Attorney General shall stay the removal proceedings of any alien
who--is at least 12 years of age; and is enrolled full-time in a primary
or secondary school.-------------Any children 12-18 can not be
deported. Since it would be impossible to deport the parents without the child,
it would give amnesty to all the family until the last child graduates from high
school. That would stop deportation of over half the families here illegally.
The program is also scheduled to be an ongoing program, not a one time deal. This is not about schooling, it's about giving amnesty to those here
illegally while people are busy preparing for the holidays. At a annual cost of
6 billion for the expected 1 million, and two million adults 18-30 eligible, the
cost could double. It's not just for those here now, but those that
come here illegally in the future. Pope Benedict XVI has told us that people
need to immigrate legally.
The Deseret News mistakenly characterized the Dream Act as an amnesty.
According to the Immigration Policy Council, the DREAM Act is not a mass
amnesty, but a stringently defined exception which allows only a small number of
college students/military service members to qualify. These are individuals who
suffered through the indignities heaped on the undocumented, even though they
are innocent of the choice of coming here illegally. They probably resent the
way their parents are treated. In return they graciously obey our laws and
prove that they are willing to become productive citizens. Some
will oppose anything they see as "amnesty" because they fear it will
encourage more illegal entry. Not so. This version of the DREAM Act only
applies to those who were already here five years before its enactment. Any
children who are not already here will not qualify.I guess anything
short of an indiscriminate buzz saw of persecution will be considered amnesty by
Why don't you and the Catholic Church pay for them Bishop? Like all bleeding
heart liberals, you are generous with other peoples money.It never fails. Where
is your compassion for the children of America who were born here and obey the
law? Guys like you make me physically sick, your phony compassion hides a hidden
agenda and we all know what it is.The talents of illegal aliens can be developed
in their own countries where they belong. They need to go home and take you with
This is not about bright and talented, it's about just graduating from high
school or a GED, and being between 18-30. Many remember their home country
because the culture moved here with them. With no graduation
requirement, and allowing vocational training, it's all about amnesty. The few
that do graduate will be taking jobs from your children. A reward for their
parents breaking our laws. Why is this even being discussed?
@ John C. C., you are incorrect, this bill will be up for review in seven years
(but still continue)(SEC. 16. GAO REPORT). Until then it's an open invitation to
illegal immigrants to come here. The congressional budget office
estimates at least 2 million ADULTS are eligible. That is not a small number,
and new adults will become eligible each year. Amnesty is letting
people here illegally stay. It's giving them what they broke the law for. It's
not persecution to enforce laws. If these children went to their home country
before their 19th birthday, they could apply for legal citizenship.
Back in the olden days clergy used to impress upon their congretations the moral
imperatives to obey the law.I guess the message has changed
Striving to make America a quality country where our children can grow and
prosper is made a frustrating struggle by people like the Bishop. Our schools
have become very expensive to operate. One question that comes to mind that
harkens back to times past when the American colonies were ruled from Europe. Is
the Bishop speaking as an American or as a citizen of the World?
The Dream Act was voted down in the senate, so GREAT news for all of us who
believe in the rule of law, and preserving America frmo being overrun by
illegals. Maybe they're finally getting the message that the people are fed up
with this amnesty for illegals garbage.
I am disappointed that the DREAM act didn't pass. As we know, it isn't possible
nor productive to A. Deport Everyone or B. Give
citizenship to all illegal immigrantsObviously some sort of
compromise is required.This act would have provided a small benefit
to a large group of people and a big benefit to a small group of people. Instead
we continue with the status quo, where nobody benefits.
Bishop Wester God bless you. I am sorry there are so many people
that are so blinded by hate that they are willing to withhold a childs way to
become a part of a country that they have lived in most of their life.I am LDS and I am amazed of the hatred within the members my own church on the
immigration issue. I am republican and I can't believe the hatred
that flows from the republican party on immigration.If you care
about immigrant children, or support a pathway to citizenship you are an
automatic liberal..or you don't care about the people that are jobless or you
support law breakers.With good people like the Bishop, the folk that
signed the Utah Compact...maybe some day goodness will overpower ignorance and
hate.Bishop, my prayers are with you and the good people of your
Enforcement of the laws on the books, not rewarding bad behavior, is the
answer.The crux of the problem of ONE THIRD of the immigrants in the USA
being here illegally is this: Crime pays.The likelihood of detection is
low, and those who are identified will typically not be deported. Our
politicians and clergy are apologists for them.That needs to change. The
pressure to come here from the third world is increasing. PUSH BACK is the
answer. Saying NO to the DREAM Act is a step in the right direction.
By this point, why not erase the boarders and become one America?