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- 05-06-2012, 10:58 AM #1
Keeping Marylandís dream alive
H2 Note: Socialist amnesty hit piece on the Maryland Dream Act follows. I especially detest these liars promoting mass amnesty by using the excuse that illegal aliens help us all by serving in our United States Military. How does that make our legal citizen-soldiers feel? It puts their value and esteem one step lower than an illegal alien and relegates them to bastard citizens.
The Postís View
Keeping Marylandís dream alive
By Editorial Board, Published: May 5
A CRUCIAL TEST on illegal immigration will appear on Marylandís ballot this fall ó whether undocumented students shall be eligible for in-state college tuition providing they graduate from a state high school, have a record of filing tax returns and commit to pursuing legal status. Thatís the thrust of the stateís so-called Dream Act, the first state law of its kind (not counting a much broader measure in California, in 1994) to get a vote at referendum.
The General Assembly approved the Dream Act last year, but opponents collected enough signatures to put it before voters. Itís critical that it be approved, and not only because teenagers brought to this country as children, through no fault of their own, deserve compassionate treatment. The vote will also send an important signal to supporters of the federal Dream Act, so far spurned by Congress, that would lay out a path to citizenship for unauthorized youngsters who go to college or serve in the military.
For years most of the energy on the immigration debate ó on talk radio, in state legislatures, and in Congress ó has been monopolized by opponents of reform. With twisted facts and overheated rhetoric, they have stalled progress on overhauling the broken immigration system, while pushing measures designed to harass the 11 million illegal immigrants already in the country.
There will be no shortage of money or activists to oppose the Maryland Dream Act. The question is whether the advocates will put up a fight. Thatís why the leadership of Gov. Martin OíMalley (D) is essential ó but, by itself, inadequate. He must be joined by other prominent supporters, such as Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski (D); Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown (D); or Laurene Powell Jobs, widow of Steve Jobs. They could help overcome skeptics in Baltimore and the Washington suburbs. So could local technology executives, who need immigrant engineers for their companies to thrive.
Already, the Dream Actís foes are distorting the facts. They warn it would make Maryland a magnet for illegal-immigrant families seeking tuition breaks for their kids. But there is no evidence for that in any of the other 11 states that grant in-state tuition to undocumented students.
They argue that native-born students would be displaced from state colleges. But undocumented students would compete with out-of-state applicants, not Marylanders. Opponents contend itís a waste to encourage unauthorized students to attend college, since they cannot be legally employed ó an argument that overlooks the fact that legally or not, 7 million undocumented immigrants have jobs, and the nation depends on them.
It makes no sense for Maryland to educate bright, ambitious youngsters through high school, then deny them a realistic shot at higher education. Maryland will be a litmus test of the proposition that compassion as well as self-interest justify the Dream Act. The stateís leaders have to make the sale.
source: Keeping Maryland’s dream alive - The Washington PostU.S. Constitution - Article IV, Section 4: GUARANTEES AMERICA FROM INVASION!
- 05-06-2012, 11:47 AM #2
"...an argument that overlooks the fact that legally or not, 7 million undocumented immigrants have jobs, and the nation depends on them."
While millions of our citizens are jobless! These illegals are always put on a pedestal above the citizens of the USA. This is unacceptable.
- 05-06-2012, 12:14 PM #3
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U.S. Constitution - Article IV, Section 4: GUARANTEES AMERICA FROM INVASION!
- 05-06-2012, 03:02 PM #4
Obama & every gov put all the illegal immigrants on a Pedestal . & yes we have many Citizen's that are not
working Im one of them . so obama has to get the hell out . & also they have to clean out the wh fast
my friends from Pittston Pa see many Illegal immigrats working for this Company it call Instate Alumim
it On the by pass they come by the bus load
& lou Barletta don't say any thing My friend call . that all bull shit . no one care about us as long as they get the work cheap
That Bull shit I hope every company that hire the Illegal Immigrants get close down .
No amnesty or Dream act