[freedomtowernight_edited.jpg] 26th Parallel: DREAM Act Fails

Thursday, October 25, 2007

DREAM Act Fails

I'm a bit torn on the DREAM Act that failed to muster enough votes in the Senate to pass. I agree with the general concept that kids whose parents broke the law by entering the country illegally should not be punished. In an ideal sense, I feel these kids should get a shot to attend college in the United States and pursue their goals.

Unfortunately, it appears that the way the DREAM Act bill was written up has too many loopholes and open avenues for fraud.

This article and this one from The Heritage Foundation make good points for not supporting the version of the bill presented to the Senate. Yes, I'm sure the column writers would be opposed to just about anything that even smells remotely like amnesty. Too bad that politicians can't come up with a bill that gives opportunities to minors who had no say in their parents' actions.


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