Sunday, November 28, 2010

Rep. Tom. Rooney Assails DREAM Act as Incentive for Illegality

As Harry Reid and the Democrats dream of passing a soft amnesty program during the lame duck session, U.S. Rep. Tom Rooney says to count him out -- with one exception.

The Tequesta Republican issued the following statement on the DREAM Act, which would allow illegal immigrants brought to the U.S. as children to gain legal resident status if they enroll in college or join the military:

“Immigration is fundamentally a national security issue, which is why any immigration reform must secure our borders, uphold the law, and reward those who follow the rules.

“Passing the DREAM Act would provide another incentive for individuals to come here illegally. Granting benefits to students who are here illegally would worsen our immigration problem and undermine the rule of law...

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