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Wednesday, August 01, 2012

The Dream Act Is a Nightmare

"Mr. President, why do you favor foreign workers over Americans?" That was the question Barack Obama refused to answer at his news conference, not in the middle of his remarks, or at the end of his statement, or at any other time. This was the news conference when Obama announced that he will grant amnesty to a million young illegal aliens instead of deporting them as the law requires. Of course, he didn't call it amnesty, but Americans recognize it as amnesty.

These young people who were brought into the country in violation of U.S. law have already been rewarded with a free elementary and secondary education paid for by the American taxpayers. Now Obama wants to reward them further by allowing them to stay in America, and giving them work permits and driver's licenses.

Congress has refused, year after year, to pass the legislation, known as the Dream Act, that would allow these young aliens to remain in America, take U.S. jobs, and attend U.S. universities at preferential rates. Obama thinks he is above the law and can do by executive order what Congress has repeatedly refused to do. This is one more example of Obama thinking he can do what he personally wants, defy Congress, and take action without the consent, indeed over the opposition of Congress.

U.S. citizens of ages comparable to Obama's newly amnestied aliens face a bleak future. Only one in six is working full time and three out of five still live with their parents or other relatives. It's no surprise that those kids say their generation expects to have less financial success than their parents.

So, we're back to the crucial question: Mr. President, why do you favor foreign workers over Americans? The American people will have the chance to give their answer to these questions in November.

Listen to the radio commentary here:

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Many of Immigrants did NOT ask to come to the USA because they had no choice. Remember that even your own ancestors were also immigrants and Native Americans welcomed Europeans.

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