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DREAM Act Introduction Represents Positive Step in Addressing Real Immigration Reform, Says FIRM
U.S. Newswire ^ | 11/21/2005

Posted on 11/21/2005 10:24:16 AM PST by ncountylee

WASHINGTON, Nov. 21 /U.S. Newswire/ -- Following is a statement of support for the DREAM Act from FIRM (Fair Immigration Reform Movement) -- the Most Diverse Nationwide Grassroots Immigrant Rights Coalition:

In a strong show of bipartisan cooperation, Sens. Hagel (R-Neb.), Durbin (D-Ill.) and Lugar (R-Ind.) joined five Republicans and six Democrats to introduce the Development, Relief for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act, right before the start of the holiday season, traditionally a time for family and reflection.

The DREAM Act permits undocumented high school graduates who immigrated to the U. S. as minors and who have lived in the U.S. for at least five years, to apply for legal status, pursue a college education or join the military and become U.S. citizens.

Cristina Lopez, deputy executive director, Center for Community Change says:

"Passage of this important bill is imperative and represents a significant first step towards comprehensive immigration reform. For far too long, undocumented immigrant youth have been relegated to second class status after completing high school. Without the DREAM Act, this country is left with a permanent underclass -- a condition that should be unacceptable in the United States of America today.

"Students should not be caught in the cross fires of an angry immigration debate, focused more on scoring political points than on real solutions. This bipartisan bill is a striking contrast to the focus in the House on an "enforcement only" strategy designed to perpetuate fear and disinformation.

"Although these young undocumented students have grown up in the United States, they face unique barriers to higher education, are unable to work legally, and live in constant fear of deportation to countries they do not consider home. Our immigration laws leave the 65,000 U.S. raised undocumented immigrant students that graduate from high school each year without hope for a better future. These students are on the honor roll, star athletes, talented artists, homecoming queens, aspiring teachers, doctors and American soldiers. The DREAM Act simply levels the playing field for undocumented immigrant youth trapped in a broken immigration system. Once passed, this legislation would allow these students to legally pursue the American dream and contribute to our society."

Joshua Hoyt, FIRM coalition partner and executive director, Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights says:

"These students aren't asking for special treatment, just a chance like their native born peers. The Fair Immigration Reform Movement stands in strong support of this crucial bill and is ready to work with Members of Congress to ensure real reforms are enacted. It is the right thing to do for our nation, but most importantly, for these children."


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: aliens; amnesty; bush; dreamact; gopsoldusoutagain; guestworker; housing; illinois; illonois; immigrantlist; immigrants; immigration; immigrationreform; indiana; nebraska; nihilism; presidentbush; sellouts

1 posted on 11/21/2005 10:24:17 AM PST by ncountylee
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To: ncountylee

This is a press release. Title was to long to include Barf Alert.


2 posted on 11/21/2005 10:25:21 AM PST by ncountylee (Dead terrorists smell like victory)
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To: ncountylee

"Dream" on you traitorous Ba$tards!


3 posted on 11/21/2005 10:26:56 AM PST by calrighty (. Troops BTTT)
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To: ncountylee

"These students aren't asking for special treatment . . ." That may be true for the illegal students but not for their white liberal spokesmen - this policy, if allowed would be yet another "right" to disenfranchise Americans and most especially white males.


4 posted on 11/21/2005 10:27:33 AM PST by zerosix (Native Sunflower)
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To: ncountylee

Bad because it encourages more illegal immigration and rewards the children of law breakers. Good because it provides a way to document people who will eventually pay taxes (plus, it isn't the fault of the kids for being here). Can't say I support this, though.


5 posted on 11/21/2005 10:28:41 AM PST by Tulane
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To: calrighty

I have a fair solution. Get their illegal butts out of this country.


6 posted on 11/21/2005 10:29:29 AM PST by TXBSAFH ("I would rather be a free man in my grave then living as a puppet or a slave." - Jimmy Cliff)
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To: TXBSAFH
"We are organizing in communities across the country to build a movement for immigrant rights. We are lobbying in the halls of Congress. We are working to change the representations of immigrants in the media. In everything we do, we are driven by our principles for immigration reform."

http://www.fairimmigration.org/

7 posted on 11/21/2005 10:32:22 AM PST by ncountylee (Dead terrorists smell like victory)
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To: ncountylee
"The DREAM Act permits undocumented high school graduates illegal immigrants who immigrated to the U. S. violated the sovereign borders of the United States with complete disregard for well established international law and with complete lack of respect for the sovereignty of the United States as minors and who have lived in the U.S. [illegally] for at least five years, to apply for legal status, pursue a college education or join the military and become U.S. citizens."

I get it, so if you've managed to stay hidden from the law for 5 years, you're free as a bird. Tell you what, if I rob a bank and don't get caught for 5 years, where can I apply to get my amnesty? Oh, if I decide to go on a shooting rampage and kill a dozen people, can I join the military to get myself out of that little mess too? Precisely which laws may I violate and get away with, or is the sovereignty of the United States simply up for grabs on this one?
8 posted on 11/21/2005 10:33:44 AM PST by NJ_gent (Modernman should not have been banned.)
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To: ncountylee
""We are organizing in communities across the country to build a movement for immigrant rights. We are lobbying in the halls of Congress. We are working to change the representations of immigrants in the media. In everything we do, we are driven by our principles for immigration reform."
http://www.fairimmigration.org/"


And we're working hard as we can to drive every single illegal immigrant out of this country and put their supporters in their place. The difference is, we've got the momentum of a nation fed up with open borders. So sit down, shut up, and enjoy the ride illegal immigrant lovers; your time is over.
9 posted on 11/21/2005 10:35:44 AM PST by NJ_gent (Modernman should not have been banned.)
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To: TXBSAFH

BTTT


10 posted on 11/21/2005 10:39:55 AM PST by calrighty (. Troops BTTT)
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To: NJ_gent


Coming soon from the people who demanded that Elian Gonzales be sent home: DREAM legislation.

Cause lefties care.


11 posted on 11/21/2005 10:40:15 AM PST by Tzimisce
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To: ncountylee

No way, Jose.


12 posted on 11/21/2005 10:42:13 AM PST by Elpasser
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To: Tzimisce

"Cause lefties care."

Oh yes, lefties care................about WHAT I have no idea!!


13 posted on 11/21/2005 10:42:40 AM PST by calrighty (. Troops BTTT)
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To: Tulane

Lately I have come to think that since Congress is obviously not going to follow the law, then the next best thing is to to "stir the melting pot", i.e. do everything we can to make these people AMERICANS without a hyphen.


14 posted on 11/21/2005 10:44:35 AM PST by Blood of Tyrants (G-d is not a Republican. But Satan is definitely a Democrat.)
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To: ncountylee
This is their idea of immigration reform? These dogs have no business holding any public office in this country.
15 posted on 11/21/2005 10:49:09 AM PST by isrul
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To: TXBSAFH
Bump.

Go back where you came from. Re-apply for legal Entry. Wait for your paperwork to clear. Welcome to America.

Jump a border and we'll punt your sorry arse all the way back to whereever you came from.

Nothing else is acceptable.

16 posted on 11/21/2005 10:50:04 AM PST by Dead Corpse (Anyone who needs to be persuaded to be free, doesn't deserve to be. -El Neil)
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To: calrighty; gubamyster; HiJinx

Quisling: a synonym for traitor, someone who collaborates with the invaders of his country.

17 posted on 11/21/2005 10:53:51 AM PST by Travis McGee (--- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com ---)
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To: ncountylee
"These students aren't asking for special treatment, just a chance like their native born peers"

They are not peers of native born students. They're invaders who should not be attending any school here. They're criminals, just like their parents. They contribute to nothing but the illegal colonization of America.

18 posted on 11/21/2005 10:55:20 AM PST by isrul
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To: ncountylee
At about $8000 per student per year, a thirteen year K-12 education for one of these illegals results in a $104,000 theft from American taxpayers. In a lot of states it is even larger.

There are a limited number of seats in a lot of state universities. Every seat given to an illegal child means that the child of a citizen is deprived of a college education. Somehow, I doubt that is what the taxpayers/citizens had in mind when they supported the construction of these universities or supported their taxes to be used for discounted/subsidized tuition.

19 posted on 11/21/2005 10:55:27 AM PST by jackbenimble (Import the third world, become the third world)
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To: 1_Inch_Group; 2sheep; 2Trievers; 3AngelaD; 4Freedom; 4ourprogeny; 7.62 x 51mm; A CA Guy; ...

ping


20 posted on 11/21/2005 10:56:36 AM PST by gubamyster
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To: ncountylee

...Without the DREAM Act, this country is left with a permanent underclass --...

Not if we threw the invaders out of the country.

And built a wall to keep them out.


21 posted on 11/21/2005 10:57:53 AM PST by the gillman@blacklagoon.com
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Agree...Congress has no spine when it comes to this issue...so plan B could be, as you state, stir the melting pot...


22 posted on 11/21/2005 10:59:59 AM PST by Tulane
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To: ncountylee

In other words, bring your kids, clog up our edoocashun facilities and emergency rooms further, wait for a couple years, and you're home free. BUT AT LEAST IT'S NOT AMNESTY (sarcasm!)!

I despise politicians nearly as much as our currently recognized enemies.


23 posted on 11/21/2005 11:03:28 AM PST by AmericanChef
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To: gubamyster

The only relief these traitors in Washington need is to be sent back home to sit on their porches.

Washington has become nothing but a barrel of maggots seething over rotting meat.

When Washington worms begin the funding of and construction begins on a wall to secure the border, concerned Americans should then - and ONLY then - allow them to bring up any proposal relaxing any restriction on illegal aliens.


24 posted on 11/21/2005 11:08:41 AM PST by azhenfud (He who always is looking up seldom finds others' lost change.)
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To: AmericanChef
"I despise politicians nearly as much as our currently recognized enemies."

I'm beginning to recognize the enemy.

25 posted on 11/21/2005 11:10:02 AM PST by azhenfud (He who always is looking up seldom finds others' lost change.)
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To: ncountylee
I wonder if the name of this organization (FIRM) is deliberately designed to be confused with FAIR (Federation for American Immigration Reform - www.fairus.org) which is strongly opposed to the DREAM Act?
26 posted on 11/21/2005 11:15:09 AM PST by Truth29
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To: ncountylee

I believe we should give amnesty to these poor CRIMINAL INVADERS.
This should be a 2 week amnesty to get the heck out of our Country.
The ones who ignore this amnesty should be buried in a tent city jail and fined $10,000 or buried elsewhere.
All aiders and abettors of these CRIMINAL INVADERS should get 1 year in a tent city jail and a $10,000 fine for each CRIMINAL aided.
Those in government should be the first ones charged.


27 posted on 11/21/2005 11:16:25 AM PST by HuntsvilleTxVeteran (Rush agrees with me 98.5% of the time!)
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To: gubamyster

Protect our borders and coastlines from all foreign invaders!

Support our Minutemen Patriots!

Be Ever Vigilant ~ Bump!


28 posted on 11/21/2005 11:21:10 AM PST by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: Dead Corpse

Hi DC I have the same recipe for amnesty that you have : )


29 posted on 11/21/2005 11:29:22 AM PST by calrighty (. Troops BTTT)
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To: Travis McGee

BTTT


30 posted on 11/21/2005 11:35:02 AM PST by calrighty (. Troops BTTT)
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To: calrighty

Dear violators of Art. IV sec. iv. Please get on a plane to Honolulu Airport and take the #20 City Bus east to exit 13B. Go to the Visitors Shack to purchase your tickets for the shuttle out to the U.S.S. Arzona. Look for the name Albert Wessely Pinkham and piss on it. Because that's what all these programs for Illegal Aliens are doing.


31 posted on 11/21/2005 11:47:18 AM PST by massgopguy (massgopguy)
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To: massgopguy

Let's see if another FReeper can say it better......I doubt it!

BTTT


32 posted on 11/21/2005 12:34:28 PM PST by calrighty (. Troops BTTT)
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To: ncountylee
Students should not be caught in the cross fires of an angry immigration debate,

No there is no debate there is only whining from the illegal aliens and their anti-American supporters because they are being brought to the light of day.

No scam amnesty for the kids because the very first thing the kids will do is harbor the parent and bingo, you have the very same uneducated lawbreaking illegal alien still sitting here leaching the system by their presence. The only difference is the amnesty paperwork started with the kids name instead of the parent.

A scam amnesty by any other name...

33 posted on 11/21/2005 1:26:28 PM PST by TLI (ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA, Minuteman Project AZ Day -1 to Day 8, Texas Minutemen El Paso, 32 Days)
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To: ncountylee

This "Dream" is a nightmare.


34 posted on 11/21/2005 2:08:56 PM PST by afnamvet
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To: ncountylee

Tell them to go to their university in El Salvador or Mexico. That's where they were spawned. I want to wash my hands of these pests


35 posted on 11/21/2005 4:09:58 PM PST by dennisw (You shouldn't let other people get your kicks for you - Bob Dylan)
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To: ncountylee
These students aren't asking for special treatment, just a chance like their native born peers. The Fair Immigration Reform Movement stands in strong support of this crucial bill and is ready to work with Members of Congress to ensure real reforms are enacted. It is the right thing to do for our nation, but most importantly, for these children."

No good bunch of traitorous politicians!

36 posted on 11/21/2005 4:22:55 PM PST by swampfox98 (I like treason too. That's why I vote Republican.)
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To: Travis McGee; neutronsgalore; Stellar Dendrite; DTogo; Das Outsider; cartman90210
The US Senate, you will never find..



a more wretched hive...



of scum and...



RINOcracy.

37 posted on 11/21/2005 8:22:47 PM PST by fallujah-nuker (America needs more SAC and less empty sacs.)
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To: ncountylee
How to stop tuition discounts for illegal aliens.

Someone needs to ask those politicians who support this: Why do you support taking discounted college educations away from U.S. citizens and giving them to citizens of other countries?

38 posted on 11/21/2005 9:30:08 PM PST by lonewacko_dot_com (http://lonewacko.com/blog)
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To: fallujah-nuker
In a strong show of bipartisan cooperation, Sens. Hagel (R-Neb.), Durbin (D-Ill.) and Lugar (R-Ind.) joined five Republicans and six Democrats

That's all they needed to say--but which ones are the Democrats, again?
39 posted on 11/23/2005 3:18:21 PM PST by Das Outsider (Your definition of compromise is my definition of cowardice.)
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To: Das Outsider
That's all they needed to say--but which ones are the Democrats, again?

I think the system is that someone who sells out America and has a (D) is bad...



...while one who has an (R) is good? A bot could tell us for sure.


40 posted on 11/23/2005 7:54:19 PM PST by fallujah-nuker (America needs more SAC and less empty sacs.)
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To: ncountylee

The demoncrat strategy here is just an end-run to promote more chain migration to the USA, rather than a merit based system based on education and ability to support oneself and family. It again puts these folks who are here illegally ahead of the long line of people who are patiently waiting in their home countries to be able to enter the country legally. It is more smoke and mirrors wrapped up in feel good gobbly-gook.


42 posted on 06/29/2007 5:34:34 PM PDT by gpapa
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