By Gary P Jackson
Well that didn’t take long. Marco Rubio who is on some Conservative’s list as a potential vice presidential candidate, even though he says he’s not interested, is said to be working on an amnesty plan for the children of illegal aliens.
Just what we need, another program that rewards illegal behavior.
From CNS News:
(CNSNews.com) – Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) says he is working to craft an alternative version of the DREAM Act that would allow younger illegal aliens who came to the United States “through no fault of their own” to stay here legally and, if they wished, get in line to become a citizen.
“There is nothing that prohibits them from getting citizenship,” Rubio told the Tampa Bay Times in an April 3 interview in which he explained his plan. “We just don’t create a new pathway. The bottom line is they would have a visa of some sort and like they and any other visa holder in this country can get in line and apply for residency. You have to wait in line but you get to wait in line in the U.S. legally.”
“They would be here living, studying, working, while they’re waiting in line,” Rubio said. “We have a broken legal immigration system. Someone would say, ‘Well it’s going to take them forever to get residency.’ Well, that’s true of anybody. The system has to be modernized but that’s a separate topic. It doesn’t create a pathway to citizenship directly but doesn’t prohibit them from entering the regular pathway.”
As it currently stands, the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors Act, commonly known as the DREAM ACT, which was first introduced a decade ago, would grant conditional permanent resident status for a period of six years to those who came into the United States illegally before the age of 16. After the six-year period, those eligible would be able to attain legal permanent status if they obtain an associate-level academic degree or serve in the U.S. military for two years.
The DREAM Act, while first introduced in 2001, has never had the support in Congress to become law.
Read more and see the video here.
In the video Rubio states there is “90% support” for this sort of amnesty for illegals. I have no idea where that number may come from. If support was that strong, this legislation would have passed Congress a decade ago.
I’m sorry, we’ve seen this movie before, and it doesn’t end well. Ronald Reagan granted amnesty to millions of illegal aliens. Since that amnesty, the number of illegals have tripled. Yes, Reagan got hosed by the democrats, who never followed through with securing the border, and getting tough on future illegals, but frankly, Reagan should have expected no less.
We all feel for the children of illegals who “through no fault of their own” were dragged to America by their parents. But that is not the fault of the American government or the American people. It’s the fault of the parents who broke the law. These parents bear all of the responsibility.
The reward, of course, is these illegal aliens will be allowed to remain in the United States and taking advantage of all of the programs and benefits offered to Americans. This isn’t right. If they want to go home, and be placed on a list for consideration, that’s fine. But to allow them to remain in the country is outrageous.
Now if you want to “forgive” these children the sins of their parents, the answer is to send them home, but ignore their parents’ crime, and not hold it against the children if the apply to legally enter the country.
If anyone legally enters the country, there are already paths toward citizenship. Americans have always welcomed legal immigrants. They are all part of the melting pot that is America.
If America is to survive, we must secure our borders, and once that is done, rework our system of legal immigration. Make it more efficient. America simply can’t continue to allow citizens of other nations to come here, break our laws, and then be rewarded for it.
We also can’t tolerate politicians who would facilitate [and reward] more illegal behavior, which is exactly what something like the DREAM Act would do.
Senator Rubio and others pushing for this amnesty need to realize the serious consequences of their actions, and how something like the DREAM Act will be yet another magnet for illegals. It’s unacceptable and we simply can’t tolerate it.