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pampango Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-15-10 01:31 AM
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21. What are you talking about? It doesn't pay for their education. It just gives some of them
"the opportunity to earn conditional permanent residency". This only applies to illegal immigrants who were brought here as minor children by their families, not their parents and not individuals who came here as adults.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DREAM_Act

How is that going to affect "US STUDENTS that would like to go to college but cant afford it?"

"seems like more of not taking care of our own" - "Our own" already have the permanent right to be here since they are citizens. Giving "them" (as opposed to "us") the opportunity to earn conditional permanent residency hardly hurts US students. Keeping "them" illegal and marginalized hardly makes our society stronger unless you think that large groups of marginalized people are good for society.

"Them" becoming more productive members of our society is better for "us" than for "them" to remain marginalized and unproductive.
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  - HOORAY! nt  anthroguy101   Sep-15-10 01:30 AM   #2 
  - OLE! Fast-track 'em into the military!  Karenina   Sep-15-10 01:30 AM   #3 
  - So horrible they're given that choice!  USArmyParatrooper   Sep-15-10 01:30 AM   #4 
     - I don't object to it. Not at all.  Karenina   Sep-15-10 01:30 AM   #7 
        - My apologies for misinterpreting your post n/t  USArmyParatrooper   Sep-15-10 01:31 AM   #8 
  - A gift to Repuglicans in Colorado.  earthside   Sep-15-10 01:30 AM   #5 
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  - We have to think longer term.  David__77   Sep-15-10 01:31 AM   #10 
  - The DREAM Act is a basic issue of social justice.  Unvanguard   Sep-15-10 01:31 AM   #19 
  - Anything progressive is a "gift" to repubs and teabaggers.  pampango   Sep-15-10 01:31 AM   #22 
  - A Tancredo gubernatorial campaign is a gift to Democrats  grantcart   Sep-15-10 02:40 AM   #26 
  - what about the DREAM ACT for US STUDENTS  MikeW   Sep-15-10 01:31 AM   #9 
  - Wouldn't you be happier at FR?  leveymg   Sep-15-10 01:31 AM   #14 
  - not at all  MikeW   Sep-15-10 01:31 AM   #15 
     - Which gov't promised you a free home, job and higher education because you're a citizen? What are  leveymg   Sep-15-10 01:31 AM   #16 
        - so your comfortable with not helping Americans first  MikeW   Sep-15-10 01:31 AM   #17 
  - The DREAM Act IS for US students. n/t  Unvanguard   Sep-15-10 01:31 AM   #20 
  - What are you talking about? It doesn't pay for their education. It just gives some of them  pampango   Sep-15-10 01:31 AM   #21 
     - Come, come by now you should know better than trying to inject facts into an immigration discussion  entanglement   Sep-15-10 02:21 AM   #25 
  - The Dems are motivating their base ...  Onlooker   Sep-15-10 01:31 AM   #11 
  - That's possibly the best chance it has to pass. n/t  EFerrari   Sep-15-10 01:31 AM   #12 
  - Sounds good.  truthisfreedom   Sep-15-10 01:31 AM   #13 
  - That is great news. n/t  pampango   Sep-15-10 01:31 AM   #18 
  - The only way this is going to pass is  getthefacts   Sep-15-10 01:31 AM   #23 
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  - I don't see how, but who knows. McCain cosponsored the Act in 2003, 2005 and 2007, but  pampango   Sep-17-10 01:55 PM   #29 
  - How stupid do they think Latinos are?  Francesca9   Sep-17-10 02:10 PM   #30 
 

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