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    ALIPAC Direct Hit! Chicago Tribune Moves To Try To Save Amnesty Senator Lugar!

    Wow, check out this hit piece on us in the Chicago Tribune. What a hatchet job!

    For the big gun Chicago Tribune to roll out to try to save Lugar and Dream Act Amnesty shows that our endorsement of Richard Mourdock this past week really hit the invasion supporters in mid ship!

    I never called 'undocumented foreigners' 'Nazis', I was talking about these Brown Berets and other illegal alien supporting groups that are so threatening and nasty.

    This Tribune article shows they are very scared because they know if they lose Lugar the Dream Act is probably dead forever.

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    Killing the Dream

    Why spurn young immigrants who have done no wrong?
    Many of the potential beneficiaries of the Dream Act are getting no love from the Republican Party. Mitt Romney, the leading GOP presidential candidate, rejects the Dream Act, which would give some illegal immigrants a path toward citizenship. (MIKE SEGAR, Reuters Photo / October 28, 2011)


    Steve Chapman April 21, 2012

    They sound like a group custom-built and poll-tested to appeal to Republicans: hardworking youngsters with a powerful attachment to America, upright habits and a thirst to join the Army or enroll at State U. But the potential beneficiaries of the Dream Act are getting no love from the GOP.

    That's because they are illegal immigrants — born abroad and brought here as children by parents desperate for a better life. Why they evoke scorn is a mystery. The parents may be faulted for overlooking our laws, but not their offspring, who had no say in the matter.



    Many of the kids are as American as Miranda Lambert in every respect but place of birth: They speak English, play football and softball, post photos on Facebook and know the menu at McDonald's.

    Some don't even realize they're not U.S. citizens until they apply for a driver's license or a Social Security card. At that point they discover they are subject to summary deportation to a country they may not even remember.

    They learn that their only future in this country is no future at all: living in the shadows, dodging the law and missing out on opportunities the native-born take for granted. It's a life sentence of exile, internal or external.

    The Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors (Dream) Act would mitigate their plight by offering them a deal. Those who have been here at least five years and arrived before the age of 16 could ask for conditional lawful permanent resident status, which would let them stay for six years. Only those who have a high school diploma or GED, demonstrate "good moral character" and pass a criminal background check would qualify.

    During that period, they would be free to go to college or enlist in the military. Those who do either for two years would be eligible for permanent legal status, allowing them to become citizens. Those who don't would be obligated to leave.

    Time was, Republicans could appreciate how people would be so determined to enter the Promised Land that they would ignore the law. It was the GOP icon Ronald Reagan who in 1986 supported and signed an immigration bill offering absolution to nearly 3 million undocumented foreigners.

    "I believe in the idea of amnesty for those who have put down roots and lived here, even though some time back they may have entered illegally," he declared unashamedly.

    The Dream Act once had considerable Republican support. Robert Gates, George W. Bush's defense secretary, endorsed it. Texas Gov. Rick Perry defended it in presidential debates. Richard Lugar, the longest serving U.S. senator in Indiana history, signed on as the chief GOP sponsor. When it came up in 2007, it had the support of a dozen Republican senators.

    But that was before anti-immigrant fever infected the party. Lugar is facing a primary challenge from a tea party favorite endorsed by the Americans for Legal Immigration Political Action Committee — which has called undocumented foreigners "Nazis" who "have set up ethnic cleansing zones." So the usually steadfast Lugar dropped the bill like a hot stove.

    This is one issue where the difference between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney is large and distinct. In his State of the Union address, the president endorsed the bill, imploring Congress to "stop expelling responsible young people who want to staff our labs, start new businesses, and defend this country."

    Romney flatly rejects the Dream Act. His sole concession is a willingness to "study and consider" an alternative being drafted by Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio.

    But even that "compromise" is a fraud, because it would offer no plausible avenue to citizenship. It's a diamond ring without the stone.

    Opponents of the Dream Act predict huge taxpayer costs as youngsters flock to public colleges at in-state rates. But why should the "dreamers" be barred from what their classmates can claim? It's easy to forget that though these kids are illegal, they are also blameless.

    The complaint omits all the economic and fiscal rewards the change would yield. A UCLA study reported that gaining citizenship would boost the lifetime earnings of beneficiaries by a total of at least $1.4 trillion. Immigrants who get college degrees typically pay far more in taxes and require less in public assistance than they would otherwise. They're an asset, not a liability.

    But that wins no points with Romney and Co. Theirs is an America where dreams go to die.

    Steve Chapman is a member of the Tribune's editorial board and blogs at chicagotribune.com/chapman.


    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/c...6055671.column
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    Steve Chapman

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    Steve Chapman is a columnist and editorial writer for the Chicago Tribune. His twice-a-week column on national and international affairs, distributed by Creators Syndicate, appears in some 50 papers across the country.

    Chapman has been a member of the Tribune editorial board since 1981. He came to the Tribune from The New Republic magazine, where he was an associate editor. He has contributed articles to several national magazines, including Slate, The American Spectator, The Weekly Standard, Reason, and National Review. He has appeared on numerous TV and radio news programs, include The CBS Evening News, NBC Nightly News, The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, and National Public Radio’s Fresh Air, Talk of the Nation and On Point.

    Born in Brady, Texas in 1954, Chapman grew up in Midland and Austin. He attended Harvard University, where he was on the staff of The Harvard Crimson, and graduated with honors in 1976. He has been a fellow at the American Academy in Berlin and the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, and has served on the Visiting Committee of the University of Chicago Law School.

    Chapman, who is married, has two sons, a daughter, and three stepsons. He lives in the suburbs of Chicago.
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    This Tribune article shows they are very scared because they know if they lose Lugar the Dream Act is probably dead forever.

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    Would'nt that be nice, if it would just die and go away!
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    I think that if he has misquoted you, you can demand a retraction or clarification.
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    They did not contact me for a quote. They printed false information point blank.

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    In his State of the Union address, the president endorsed the bill, imploring Congress to "stop expelling responsible young people who want to staff our labs, start new businesses, and defend this country."
    What about the responsible young CITIZENS who want to do those things?
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