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Dream Act Gets Reintroduced

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The Dream Act is back.

Senate Democrats are reintroducing the bill which will allow young people brought to the US illegally to apply for citizenship and receive a college education as well as apply to join the military.

The bill would qualify for those under 15 years old who have been in the US for at least five years and present “good moral character.” They’ll also need to finish high school or get a G.E.D. and complete either two years of college or military service.

Of course the bill also has its Republicans opponents which argue the bill constitutes amnesty and that Congress should first focus on border control.

Supporters of the bill argue that young children had no say in entering the country illegally and should be allowed to contribute to the military and work force as young, educated individuals.

We’ll have to wait and see what happens, but hopefully the kids get a chance!

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63 comments to “Dream Act Gets Reintroduced”



  1. 1

    Anything Polosi if for, we all should be against.



  2. 2

    No way! Foreign Criminals should get amnesty! Nancy Pelosi is dreaming or smoking something, no way in hell we are going to not secure our borders and let another 20 Million peasants make this a real 3rd world country! 15% unemployment is hard on legal immigrants and U.S.Citizens that are looking for work!



  3. 3

    Help our citizens first.



  4. 4

    It sucks for the kids, but that isn't our fault. I don't think we should give them any help until their parents pay all the fines (contrary to belief most don't pay taxes, and no sales tax doesn't count) Obama was talking about in his recent immigration speech.



  5. 5

    Are you freakin serious??? Here we go again…. creating more handouts and more of a welfare state. How about we help our own citizens to get a college education first… this "Dream" act is nothing but a logistical and economic nightmare. Educate yourself on it!
    P.S. I really hope young people here are seeking out more than this site to learn what certain political issues are all about, or at least to hear the pros and cons for each thing that Perez posts on (and not just take his spin on thing as fact or the right thing to be doing).



  6. 6

    Anything for a vote! Demo-RATS



  7. 7

    Anything for a vote. Demo-RATS



  8. 8

    Uh…who is going to be the judge of their good morale character? I can see the lawsuits over this as one big cluster f#ck. Pelosi is loaded…and now that you are besties with Oprah, I suggest that the three of you fund the the new citizens and their financial rights. The timing will also be perfect to boot kids whose parents had them legally in the US from their opportunity to go to college. On the other hand, this may accelerate placing whites as a minority category in the US.



  9. 9

    Stupid shit like this is a prime example of why so many people absolutely can't stand liberal democrats. You want to spend money on a giving a college education to a bunch of illegal kids? Are you out of your fucking gourde? Round them up along with their illegal parents send them them back to Mexico or wherever the hell it is they came from. They aren't our problem. Or at least they shouldn't be. Send them back home. They are Mexico's problem. Round them up, get them out, and beef up the border 1000%.



  10. 10

    Re: jerkstore – I totally agree! We have citizens here that need help before we play Captain Save-a-Mexican.



  11. 11

    And who is going to pay for all these kids to have a home, food, health insurance and an education? Oh, yeah the TAX PAYERS!!! No to the dream act, no to amnesty, kick them all out so this country can recover financially before we end up being the third world country people are fleeing from…



  12. 12

    Re: jerkstore – Amen!



  13. 13

    no



  14. 14

    How about we take care of our own citizens?!?!?!?!?!?!



  15. 15

    this is absurd. we have tons of our own citizens who need help!!!! i'm tens of thousands of dollars in debt because of my college education, but we're going to give illegals a free one?

    nancy pelosi is the devil.



  16. 16

    Wait why do we want to give illegal immigrants citizenship and high school education here?????? My parents are immigrants BUT they came here legally. They really really do need to help U.S. citizens first.



  17. 17

    Re: puddinallluvbaby – It isn't just Mexicans. Women from Third World nations come here illegally, 7 or 8 months along to have their babies in the US. There are operations designed specifically to allow non-citizens to have their babies in the US. For a big chunk of change. One operation was just busted in San Diego that catered to Asians. One operation busted out of thousands.



  18. 18

    FUCK THAT. I CANT AFFORD COLLEGE AND IM LEGAL WHY DO I HAVE TO PAY BECAUSE SOME LAZY BITCH FLOPPED OVER THE BORDER TO PLOW OUT A CHILD TO STEAL A SPOT FORM A HARD WORKING TRYING BECOME LEGALIZED PERSON. THESE FUCKERS JUST WANT MORE PEOPLE TO VOTE FOR THEM. ALL THIS IS IS INCENTIVE TO INCREASE BORDER HOPPING. HOW BOUT YOU FUCKING ASSHOLES KICK THEM THE FUCK OUT ANF WITH ALL THE MONY WE SAVE ON SHIT AND JOBES OPNED HYOU PAY FOR MY SCHOOLING. THIS WHOLE REGIME CAN GO FUCK ITS SELF WITH GLASS.



  19. 19

    Screw this! Help American citizens first! I'm tired of all these illegal immigrants getting a free ride when I work my ass off! Go back to Mexico!



  20. 20

    Although all of you make some valid points and because of the fact that you may not be aware of ALL of the facts surrounding the dream act, I have to disagree with you.

    Not EVERY illegal immigrant is a rat, on welfare, and does not pay taxes. In fact, some own successful business that employ U.S. citizens. Some go to college and graduate but are forced to pay international student fees even if they have lived a majority of their lives in the state in which their university resides. AND, some even pay their taxes, contributing to the U.S. economy and to the entire population of the U.S. which holds people who do not and may never accept them.
    Yes, I know that there are those who fail to do any of these things, but keep in mind that there are U.S. citizens who are at fault for the same reasons. That is not to say that amnesty should be granted to every illegal immigrant, I just feel that the DREAM act provides great guidelines that, if followed, should allow people to EARN the chance to be granted the opportunity to legally become a part of this great country that offers endless possibilities.



  21. 21

    People need to undersatnd what is going on here. This is all about the 2012 election. Pelosi knows they don't have the votes to pass this, even among Democrats. They are just looking for ways to get the Latino community to come out and vote for them again in 2012. They coud care less about you, but yet, like children, you fall for their lies every time.

    I used to be a Democrat, but now I can't stand them and the way they try to divide our country by race, sex, class, any way they can think of to create division, they will do.



  22. 22

    First of all the education will not be free, it will just give these kids the same opportunity you have to apply for financial aid. Some of them are paying straight out of their pockets for EVERYTHING. Second of all, it is the parents fault that these kids were bought when they were 5 or even younger to this country without proper documents. most parents come here for a better future for their kids and most of them find a way to legalize their situation but there are cases when that is imposible and it affects the kids. These are kids that do better in school, appreciate what this country has given them and know the freaking national anthem!!!! (some US citizens don't know it at all) oh and if were going to talk about how the tax payers will pay for their education, food, living…um no difference than what goes on here anyways, ppl take advantage of the system all the time and we the tax payers pay for welfare, food stamps, benefit cards….a least these young men and women will go to school or join the army which is more than what alot of US AMERICAN CITIZENS who are living on welfare do.



  23. 23

    Re: tiggerchick5
    I completely agree with you. With the 2012 elections coming up, no one is going to really be willing to risk their position for some "illegal immigrants". They are only trying to rake in the votes of those who support it, mainly the growing Latino community. If it wasn't passed early on in Obama's term, it's not going to pass now.



  24. 24

    Re: poodlewithamohawk – Thanks for the information :)



  25. 25

    You've done enough to destroy the United States and everything it was founded on. You've had your time to totally wreck the country….leave us alone!..I pay enough taxes and I don't need to pay for illegal immigrants and other govt. asst. people who choose not to work. I have enough to support myself, much less everyone else with free babies, free cell phones, free internet, free school, free food…GET OUT..GET A JOB..WORK..PAY TAXES..then you have the right for VOICE and to complain. If you don't have a W2 and pay taxes, you shouldn't have the right to vote. PERIOD>



  26. 26

    Re: jojo197714 – Wrong on all counts. What part of "Illegal" do you NOT understand? They ALL need to be removed, period. They wanna come here? Do it like all the LEGAL immigrants have done for decades, apply, get accepted, THEN enter. NOT the other way around.



  27. 27

    No, I don't think so.

    My dad is an immigrant from Brazil who came to the United States LEGALLY in the 1960's.

    I like how Liberals make it look like it is not the kid's fault. Well, too bad, go talk to your parents because the American people will not be responsible for their screw up.

    Take a look at the areas where the numbers of illegal aliens is the highest. Look at California! The state is going broke from all the handouts that are being given to illegal aliens and their offspring.

    Did you know that illegal aliens are the #1 recipient for Welfare benefits such as WIC, Food Stamps, Housing?

    I am 26, an Army Veteran and I am weeks away from giving birth. I can't work because I have a high risk pregnancy but I go to work anyway because of I didn't, who would pay my bills? My husband is also an Army Veteran and he recently lost his construction job. We barely have money to get by! We don't qualify for ANYTHING. I make too much money to qualify for SNAP. I make $1300 a month BEFORE taxes.

    It upsets me when I see the government and even some Americans support illegal aliens and their law breaking ways. Take a look around you folks! Your average American is struggling to put food on the table! Don't turn your back on them. They need you!



  28. 28

    What about the 16,17,18,19 and 20 year olds??Thats a bit unfair to the teens who are that age.So the bill now does not apply to them? Poor kids



  29. 29

    I know logic should never be a factor in a political argument…but I just can't seem to wrap my head around giving special privileges to those who break the law. Period. I'm so sick of it. This country is going down in flames.



  30. 30

    NO WAY. GO BACK TO MEXICO



  31. 31

    If you guys cant show compassion to a child than i guess you guys dont know how fucking ignorant you guys are.Some kids grow up here and then have to go back to a place where they never even been to before where they dont even know the culture.You guys think its just fucking ok to do that? Stop being so dam selfish for once and think for others.All i see here is a bunch of whiners.Some of you say you guys are in "debt" then stop fucking sitting here and do something about it!!!!! You guys think Mexico or wherever these kids came from is as good as the USA? No its not Mexico is full of cartel and the education there is terrible! Anyways done with my rant. Dont understand how so much hatred is the commentary.For god sakes its a Gay mens site!!!



  32. 32

    As a Hispanic ( No latino) i'm tired of some groups in our community playing the victims.-Laws are laws! Every freaking country in the world have their own immigration laws (in many cases worst than the United States) that whole ”poor me” make us look bad the majority of us came legally and we have to wait a long time, they millions of US citizens that have to work their ass of to get to college paying loans even years after they graduate and besides this country gives 50,000 plus visas for people with college degrees!



  33. 33

    This is ATROCIOUS!!! obama has let this country go the the illegals (a.k.a. animals) and turned the US into a getto FIRST WITH THE obmam HEALTH CARE ACT WHICH BENEFITS ILLEGALS NOT US CICTIZENS AND NOW THIS. Even though, this is about children they still shouldn't consider it because it's the parents fault for placing them into this predicament. obama should focus on getting the country back on its feet by lowering the debt, creating employment, securing the borders from these monsters, and helping out the hard working Americans not the illegals. Illegals have made America worst becasue all they do is create problems, bring diseases and freeload. obama SHOULD offer college aid to American citizens' (who pay taxes) children who aren't able to go to college because their parents can't afford, not illegals who DON'T DESERVE IT.



  34. 34

    THIS IS THE SECOND PART TO THE PREVIOUS POST!
    Illegals are like roaches because they believe the more children they have born in the US that they are able to stay in the US, and live off the American TAX PAYERS DOLLAR and not work. ILLEGALS DON'T DESERVE ANY HELP FROM THE US, THEY SHOUDL GO BACK WHERE THEY COME FROM AND STAY THERE THEY ARE NO BENEFIT TO AMERICANS. THIS ACT SHOULD NOT EVEN GET A SECOND LOOK



  35. 35

    GOOD MORAL CHARACTER? SERIOUSLY? This is insane.

    Believe me, I feel for these kids, but if you are illegal, you are ILLEGAL. We wouldn't get this special treatment in any other country.. Why are we different?

    Unreal.



  36. 36

    HELP our poor citizens. Mexico has lots of money and oil their just will not spend their money on their poor people. they just want to send them to the U.S. NO WAY I WILL FIGHT THIS TO MY BREATH



  37. 37

    Re: bich45 – Even though, this is about children they still shouldn't consider it because it's the parents fault for placing them into this predicament. You are correct Mexico is full of drug cartlels but did you know most of the drug cartels in Mexico are coming into the US with the help of the democrats, WHICH IN LAYMAN'S TERMS with a act like this = our country turing into mexico!!!!



  38. 38

    This is ATROCIOUS!!! obama has let this country go the illegal’s (a.k.a. animals) and turned the US into a ghetto FIRST WITH THE obama HEALTH CARE ACT WHICH BENEFITS ILLEGALS NOT US CICTIZENS AND NOW THIS. obama should focus on getting the country back on its feet by lowering the debt, creating employment, securing the borders from these monsters, and helping out the hard working Americans not the illegals. Illegal’s have made America worst because all they do is create problems, bring diseases and freeload.



  39. 39

    obama SHOULD offer college aid to American citizens' (who pay taxes) children who aren't able to go to college because their parents can't afford, not illegals who DON'T DESERVE IT. Illegals are like roaches because they believe the more children they have born in the US that they are able to stay in the US, and live off the American TAX PAYERS DOLLAR and not work. ILLEGALS DON'T DESERVE ANY HELP FROM THE US, THEY SHOUDL GO BACK WHERE THEY COME FROM AND STAY THERE THEY ARE NO BENEFIT TO AMERICANS. THIS ACT SHOULD NOT EVEN GET A SECOND LOOK.



  40. 40

    I'm disgusted!! No Perez! There are so many americans struggling to follow their own dreams and your going to just hand it out to immagrants? F YOU!! God america is falling apart. Get your priorities straight. I really just don't know anymore..



  41. 41

    Amnesty for illegals is a smack in the face for all who have worked hard to come here legally to make a better life for themselves-not to take handouts. Build the border fence and bring our troops home from Libya to stand along it and protect it from Mexicans and Hezbollah terrorists. Let the pillaging of America's taxpayers end!



  42. 42

    Re: bich45 – Right, so because some people have debt it means their sitting on their asses picking their noses? No. My family is in debt, but my mom and dad leave the house at 7am to go to WORK and usually don't get home until at least 7pm. My dad usually gets home around 10-10:30pm. I work anywhere from 30-45 hours a week and go to school full-time, trying to get two degrees. Yeah, we're just "sitting" around not doing anything about our debt.

    I'm sorry that people in other countries are having a hard time, but we don't have the resources at this moment to help everyone. There are so many LEGAL CITIZENS in this country that need our help. We need to help our own before we help others. Those from other countries are welcome to come to ours - if they do it LEGALLY. It's not ignorance, it's common sense.



  43. 43

    Yikes! That's a scary picture of Nancy eeek!
    That said, I did not sign on to this website to discuss/debate political issues. Just have to mention the selfish bitter hate in some of these posts…like a bad remake of "Atlas Shrugged". Wow people-just wow *shaking my head*



  44. 44

    might as well change the name of our country to the united states of illegals.



  45. 45

    I'm glad to see that most people here are on board with opposing this awful legislation! Makes me feel more confident that my fellow Americans ARE paying attention and know what's really up. :)



  46. 46

    Re: KickAssArmyChick – Good luck to you, your husband and your baby. God bless.



  47. 47

    Re: MissJosette – Wrong website. There's a lot of diversity of subjects and wide ranging comments on Perez. For a lighter touch, I'd recommend E!. Avoid The Awful Truth under its header as it can be mean spirited at times.



  48. 48

    Re: poodlewithamohawk – You need not recommend anything.

  49. Bobbo says – reply to this


    49

    This idea is completely insane. How about we help the children of tax paying citizens first. Budgets are being cut, tuitions are going higher & higher and our kids are being turned down for school aid. So we're gonna give it to illegal aliens instead? How on earth is that fair to the citizens who have paid into this system all their life.



  50. 50

    so,let me get this straight-

    Illegals are criminals, as are their anchor babies. We are going to REWARD people breaking the law, cheating the system by giving them citizenship AND a free college education?

    Where's my free education? Why didn't I get to go to college for free? My parents couldn't afford to send me, I couldn't qualify for financial aid, so I never got to go…but some illegal pig gets to?

    This country is fucked.



  51. 51

    Nancy Pelosi….barf.



  52. 52

    Why don't the Democrats propose we just give the whole fucking country away to the illegals and be done with it??



  53. 53

    Class warfare, using kids no less.
    Barry, the community organizer, is going to make it be the most heinous crime to think that defending our borders is a paramount part of our government. It will be a crime to understand and know that it was one of the main reasons our government was formed in the first place. He needs to remain one of the most divisive president EVER, and he needs to continually push the divisive language in hopes that he builds his platform high enough to be able to hang the tea party, the pragmatic voice in this nation. They are his downfall if their voice of reason is louder than that of his hate mongering. They are the voice of reason that calls for a smaller government, a solvent government, and a government that puts their people ABOVE illegals in our country. But no, he casts aspersions right and left while literally looking down his nose, and uses them as a punching bag day in day out, with the help of his lapdog media. It's really ugly business, but Barry honed his skills in Chicago. He's a pro at subterfuge and deception, lies and dishonesty, and sewer rat propaganda.
    Treason, Treason, Arrogant Treason! And wifey is right there with him.



  54. 54

    Re: Bobbo – Some illegals ARE tax paying citizens. Yes, budgets are being cut and tuition rates are rising, but this affects college going illegal immigrants as well. Contrary to popular belief, it is nearly impossible for them to get financial assistant to pay for college. So, they are paying for their "rising" college tuition out of pocket. How on earth is it fair to punish the kids when they had no choice but to accompany their parents into the U.S. illegally. How on earth is it fair to punish the children of those who have ALSO paid into this system for twenty years plus when there are filthy rich athletes and movie stars who fail to pay their taxes?



  55. 55

    Re: disko2k – you could've gone to college for free. SCHOLARSHIPS



  56. 56

    What a fucking joke! Just another useless example of raping the taxpaying Americans. Pelosi should just kill herself,,She's worth Millions, let her support the illegals out of her own bank account if she wants them here so bad.



  57. 57

    Once again they're wasting taxpayer money and legislation time that should be spent on things for AMERICANS; not the tax money sucking illegals who are just that– ILLEGAL. Just as I wasn't born to rich parents, I have to suffer my parentage and upbringing. If I want money and my parents don't have it, is it OK for me to steal it from someone? If my parents didn't provide me with a good work ethic, should I be entitled to the same things that someone is who works very hard for them? Rewarding the kids for their parents' law breaking is not fair to A) immigrants who are waiting to LEGALLY enter the country B) American taxpayers who are footing the bill for illegals' education C) American kids who will lose seats at their own universities D) Americans who have to pay out-of-state tuition Why do these illegals feel the law doesn't apply to them? Rewarding them will bring 20 million more. If you believe the presses report of 11 million I've got some water to sell you.



  58. 58

    Some people on this site have serious issues, an illegal immigrant is not somehow subhuman. If I lived in some crappy country with no prospects I'd probably risk trying to go somewhere else.



  59. 59

    Re: lilyawesome – Not all undocumented immigrants are from Mexico. Educate yourself on an issue before commenting on it and sounding stupid.



  60. 60

    Over my dead fucking body.



  61. 61

    Okay, let me clarify some things for all of you who are against this bill:

    1. Undocumented immigrants are not roaches, just Mexican, rats, or ALL on Welfare. (that's just plain hateful)
    2. Yes the law is the law. It was also the law to own slaves, to segregate, and to ban African Americans from colleges. The laws are not always right, that's why amendments exist.
    3. Rounding them up and deporting them would hurt the U.S in a massive scale. Fist, it takes money to do that, second, the majority works and pays taxes. *In that case the Natives should have rounded up the Europeans when they came and invaded their land
    4. The majority came LEGALLY but were unable to continue the process
    5. The DREAM Act would help less than 2million undocumented youth, and they would NOT be allowed any pell grants, financial aid, or in some states in-state tuition.
    6. The military now accepts felons, and soldiers with serious mental disorders because there's a SHORTAGE in recruits, so they had to lower their standards, The DREAM Act would alleviate this shortage and would fill it in with highly qualified individuals.

    *Please think before you speak on a bill that you all clearly know NOTHING about. Yes, we need jobs, and the DREAM Act can help do that. THINK!!



  62. 62

    Re: lilly14r – Wow… you must be young cause you have got a lot to learn….



  63. 63

    America for Americans first!!! My boyfriend lost his job. He has a 17 year old daughter to support who is in highschool. He was only able to get unemployment and benefits for a few months, however, an illegal immigrant can get years and years of welfare for just sitting on their ass. I know plenty of Illegal immigrants who work under the table, don't pay taxes, and they collect welfare. Alot of these illegal immigrants are taking welfare illegally and are not paying into the system. They stand around the cash register with cell phones and coach bags because they don't pay for anything. I work hard for my money and I would rather my tax money go to helping Americans who lost their jobs, rather than illegal immigrants who come to this country and pop out babies. Its patheticl.