The DREAM Act amnesty would be another nightmare for beleaguered and unemployed American workers.
Yet, so many national religious, media and political leaders are embarassing themselves today, crying out for the Lame Duck Congress to pass the DREAM Act amnesty.
While 22 million Americans who want a full-time job cannot find one, pro-amnesty cheerleaders are making a last-ditch effort to increase competition for jobs by giving millions of work permits to illegal aliens through the DREAM Act,.
Supporters of DREAM continue to mislead the public by talking about a small group of teenaged students who shouldn't be punished for the sins of their parents who supposedly brought them to the U.S. as young children. In actuality, the bill covers at least 2 million illegal aliens up to age 35 even if they came after childhood, and it allows them to petition for their parents to get permanent work permits.
The DREAM Act allows the parents who illegally put their children into this status to be rewarded for their behavior.
And while it adds millions more competitors into the legal U.S. labor force, it does nothing to discourage future millions from entering the U.S. illegally, from putting their children into difficult circumstances, and from harming American workers.
The DREAM Act is drawn for much too wide of an illegal population, is full of loopholes, is open to massive fraud and would encourage more illegal immigration, all of which would keep millions of Americans and their families unemployed and disadvantaged.
What kind of a politician would be that callous and destructive to his/her own constituents?
And what kind of politician would think voters should reward him/her with re-election next time around?
ROY BECK is Founder & CEO of NumbersUSA
Updated: Thu, Nov 18th 2010 @ 1:27pm EST