Sen. Jeff Sessions,FloydReports.com
1. The DREAM Act Is NOT Limited to Children,And It Will Be Funded On the Backs Of Hard Working,Law-Abiding Americans
Proponents of the DREAM Act frequently claim the bill offers relief only to illegal alien “kids.” Incredibly,previous versions of the DREAM Act had no age limit at all,so illegal aliens of any age who satisfied the Act’s requirements—not just children—could obtain lawful permanent resident (LPR) status. In response to this criticism,S.3827 includes a requirement that aliens be under the age of 35 on the date of enactment to be eligible for LPR status. Even with this cap,many aliens would be at least 41 years old before obtaining full LPR status under the Act—hardly the “kids” the Act’s advocates keep talking about.
The DREAM Act requires that DHS/USCIS process all DREAM Act applications (applications that would require complex,multi-step adjudication) without being able to increase fees to handle processing. This mandate would require either additional Congressional appropriations,or for USCIS,a primarily fee-funded agency,to raise fees on other types of immigration benefit applications. This would unfairly spread the cost of administering the DREAM Act legalization program among applicants and petitioners who have abided by U.S. laws and force taxpayers to pay for amnesty. Taxpayers would also be on the hook for all Federal benefits the DREAM Act seeks to offer illegal aliens,including student loans and grants.
2. The DREAM Act PROVIDES SAFE HARBOR FOR ANY ALIEN,Including Criminals,From Being Removed or Deported If They Simply Submit An Application
Although DREAM Act proponents claim it will benefit only those who meet certain age,presence,and educational requirements,amazingly the Act protects ANY alien who simply submits an application for status no matter how frivolous. The bill forbids the Secretary of Homeland Security from removing “any alien who has a pending application for conditional status” under the DREAM Act—regardless of age or criminal record—providing a safe harbor for all illegal aliens. This loophole will open the floodgates for applications that could stay pending for many years or be litigated as a delay tactic to prevent the illegal aliens’ removal from the United States. The provision will further erode any chances of ending the rampant illegality and fraud in the existing system.
3. Certain Criminal Aliens Will Be Eligible For Amnesty Under The DREAM Act
Certain categories of criminal aliens will be eligible for the DREAM Act amnesty,including alien gang members and aliens with misdemeanor convictions,even DUIs. The DREAM Act allows illegal aliens guilty of the following offenses to be eligible for amnesty:alien absconders (aliens who failed to attend their removal proceedings),aliens who have engaged in voter fraud or unlawfully voted,aliens who have falsely claimed U.S. citizenship,aliens who have abused their student visas,and aliens who have committed marriage fraud. Additionally, illegal aliens who pose a public health risk,aliens who have been permanently barred from obtaining U.S. citizenship,and aliens who are likely to become a public charge are also eligible.
4. Estimates Suggest That At Least 2.1 Million Illegal Aliens Will Be Eligible For the DREAM Act Amnesty. In Reality,We Have No Idea How Many Illegal Aliens Will Apply….