DREAMing of Amnesty

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The latest attempt to give millions of illegal aliens amnesty may get a vote in the Senate as early as Wednesday.  FOX News is reporting that there have already been three calls this week by administration officials on behalf of President Obama advocating the DREAM Act being pushed by Senators Reid and Durbin.

The “Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors Act” is being painted as a way of providing citizenship to children.  But DREAM should really stand for “Deviously Replacing Enforcement with AMnesty” since it will basically extend an amnesty to an estimated 2.1 million illegal aliens who are as old as 35 or 30, depending on which version of DREAM you are looking at.  But because aliens granted citizenship under the DREAM Act could then sponsor their spouses, children, siblings, and parents, chain migration could result in triple that number of illegal aliens ultimately receiving amnesty and becoming citizens. (more…)