The daily is back at its position as sentry, though not on behalf of the citizens of this country. It is assuming its full statured stance at the gate to our country by taking on the heart-strings tugging posture reverted to as a last defense. The topic is the DREAM Act, which today’s editorial is pushing with both hands — even going out on a limb deceptively declaring it neither amnesty nor a reward for lawbreakers.
As an example, this is the language they employ: “The economic benefits and all-American humanity behind the DREAM Act have been buried under a mountain of political spit wads.”
Editorialist Linda Valdez cunningly refers to the illegal aliens she and her publication hope to normalize as “undocumented children who grew up saluting the American flag.” They are referred to as “children” repeatedly throughout the editorial, although the term is interspersed with “young people” and “kids.”
Using the same terminology as in this shocking Aztlan Reconquista video, Valdez calls America an “aging nation” in need of these “resources we should not squander” — “potential Doctors. Lawyers. Entrepreneurs. Teachers. Politicians.”
One can sense Valdez’s high drama and fever pitch with each one word sentence.
Acknowledging the failed effort to attach the DREAM Act to a defense-authorization bill earlier this year was widely criticized as underhanded, she notes that Nevada Democrat Sen. Harry Reid now pledges to resurrect it as a stand-alone bill during the lame-duck Congress.
Though Democrats are limping though the halls of Congress after suffering massive losses of stature and warm bodies to take up their mantle, they still don’t get the concept of subtleties as apposed to ramrodding unpopular legislation.
The Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act would essentially repeal part of prior federal law — specifically the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act — “that prohibits any state from offering in-state tuition rates to illegal aliens unless the state also offers in-state tuition rates to all U.S. citizens.” It would further offer amnesty to those illegal immigrants that came to the U.S. before the age of 16 (essentially unprovable) and have lived here for at least five years if they serve in the military or attend college.
Arizona’s Proposition 300, which specifically bars Arizona universities from giving in-state tuition rates to illegal immigrants, passed in 2006 with a stunning majority of 71.4 percent
Yet the act incorporates children of illegal aliens into American society by providing in-state tuition rates, gifting them a taxpayer-financed education. In contrast, out-of-state American students pay the full cost of their education. This absurd and costly legislation encourages rather than depresses further illegal immigration.
For a bit of background on the nightmare known as the DREAM Act, read more here.