Sunday, December 19, 2010

DREAM act: Bad legislation

Gary A. Seaton, Minot

The so-called "DREAM Act" is bad legislation, rewarding illegal aliens' children with amnesty and an easy, front-of-the-line path to citizenship. I note that the "cost" of this legislation is billions of dollars per year, so maybe we're paying their way through college? Just how disconnected from real life can our Congress in Washington, D.C., get?

When will our federal government get serious about illegal immigration? Forget the tired old argument of "we need the labor." Not with nearly 10 percent unemployment nationwide. And with sensible legislation we would have no trouble filling the jobs we in fact need through legal work permits. Furthermore, illegal aliens mushroom the load on our health-care, education, and safety net programs, driving a number of states to bankruptcy...

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