S.3992 - Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act of 2010

A bill to authorize the cancellation of removal and adjustment of status of certain alien students who are long-term United States residents and who entered the United States as children and for other purposes. view all titles (3)

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  • Short: Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act of 2010 as introduced.
  • Short: DREAM Act of 2010 as introduced.
  • Official: A bill to authorize the cancellation of removal and adjustment of status of certain alien students who are long-term United States residents and who entered the United States as children and for other purposes. as introduced.

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    Blindmikey 12/09/2010 11:30am

    “Just like anyone else, they should have to apply for citizenship.”

    You didn’t have to apply for citizenship (assuming you were born here)

    “Illegal immigration is running ramped and costing taxpayers dearly.”

    Supporting the DREAM act would drastically reduce the cost to taxpayers by making immigrants become contributing tax-paying members of society.

    So support the DREAM act!

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    americanlife 12/10/2010 10:07am

    you are blind just like your user name says.

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    americanlife 12/10/2010 10:11am

    Supporting the act is telling an illegal it’s OK we don’t care if you break the law. Just because they have been here doesn’t make it OK, it just means no one addressed the problem. It’s the same as saying “since you broke into my house and have been eating in my kitchen I guess you can just stay”
    Where is your brains?

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    JHENRY 12/14/2010 1:40pm

    What kind of a bleeding heart are you? If you want to support them, go ahead but I want to support my family first and then the legal citizen. You want them here so badly, put them in your home and pay for all of their medical, education, food and housing expenses. LEGAL TAX PAYERS SHOULD NOT HAVE TO PAY FOR ILLIGALS. And don’t go on public assistance. They already have been given it all the years they have been here. I AM TIRED OF PAYING FOR ILLIGAL FREE LOADERS!!!!

    SEND THEM BACK. NO DREAM ACT NO AMNESTY PERIOD!!!!

    When Regan gave the last round of amnesty it was supposed to be a one time thing. control the border and get the illigals out and keep them from coming in. How much did the contribute to this country when they snuck across the border and how much are they sucking from this country now?

    Illigal parent, illigal anchor baby.

  • Mocha6 12/08/2010 9:50am

    Nick, How is it that this bill will invite more people in to the country?? This bill is only for people that have been here before the bill is signed into law. We are talking about kids that had no choose. And now doesn’t have a path to become legal because no law gives them that right. + A lot of illegals pay taxes and a lot of Americans don’t. So don’t just blame them. Not all illegals do or act the wrong way.

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    bluezook 12/08/2010 12:00pm

    Mocha – how do we differantiate between illegals that were brought here when they were too young to decide when it sponsors ages 16 to 35? This bill does nothing to prevent further illegal immigration and will allow these illegals to sponsor their parents for back door amnesty down the road.

    When this doesn’t get passed you can blame Harry & Nancy for once again trying to lie to the AMerican people with having “poor kids” as a poster child and an abortion of a bill as the reality.

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    KillaFlav 12/13/2010 8:08am

    Please look into what it means to sponsor someone and the actual limitations on this. I’m sure you just heard someone say that it will cause “chain migration”. In reality, the people who are eligible for the Dream Act wouldn’t be eligible for citizenship for ten years and even later after they become citizens could they sponsor anyone. AND there are limits on this as well. Also, this bill is not meant to prevent illegal immigration, it’s meant to address a completely different issue. If you want more legislation (bc thats the logical option) about immigration, you should be communicating with your ELECTED representatives.

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    DanKat 12/17/2010 3:02am

    They always trot out the children to support their ridiculous agendas. Then we get the sad stories designed to put guilt trips on everyone. Remember it’s all about getting new Democratic voters, and screws Americans. If the DREAM Act gets passed, it’s a small chink in the armor and a beginning for more and more legislation. It will be just the beginning.

  • exercise3 12/08/2010 9:54am

    So for those of you opposed to the DREAM Act, what do you propose that we do to/with those children and adults (human resources) that are currently at this deadend? If you are against the DREAM Act, you are basically saying one of two things:
    1) You as a taxpayer want to allow your taxpayer dollars to be diverted from more important things and be used to gather up these individuals (human resources) and deport them. So you think that will be smart use of your tax dollars? So you think that that will be cost effective? So you think that that will be the smart thing to do? If so, I feel that you are ignorant, and you need to go back to school and apply yourself.
    2) You want them to continue living underground and as such, not contribute to the tax base and therefore in one way or another possibly be dependent on the US taxpayer.

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    bluezook 12/08/2010 12:02pm

    we wamt people to obey the same rules American Citizens are subject to. YOU ARE NOT ABOVE THE LAW AND ARE ENTITLED TO NOTHING. Blame your parents for the foolish choice they made with you.

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    Mocha6 12/08/2010 1:13pm

    The only ones that have followed the rules are the native American. Everyone, and yes that means a lot of you reading this had a family member, parent that had a path way or has been born here. And that’s why they are now called Americans. Now a lot have forgotten that and are being heartless and saying what they say. Be what it will be on the dream act, but a lot of people need to find a heart.

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    DanKat 12/10/2010 10:04am

    It’s not about being heartless. It’s about being pragmatic and taking the side of American citizens who deserve better. Unfortunately these illegals are in this position because their parents broke the law. Their parents are responsible for their actions and the consequences on their children just as your parents took responsibility for you. I personally am very tired of this debate all due to our Federal Govt not doing the right thing. This is what is costing us taxpayers dearly.

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    Blindmikey 12/09/2010 11:38am

    I whole heartedly agree with you – laws are laws.

    However, that is idealistic, and won’t get us very far.

    If you want immigrants (a market) to enter the US legally (use your product) you must make entering legally more appealing than crossing the border illegally (choosing a different product).

    Support REAL immigration reform instead of only complaining.
    And in the mean time – save the American tax-dollar by supporting the DREAM act!

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    bluezook 12/13/2010 7:22am

    There were 4 MILLION LEGAL immigrants to the United States of America last year alone and even more in previous years.

    Please stop making it sound like we have a “no vacancy” sign on the front door. But that would require honesty now wouldn’t it?

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    JHENRY 12/14/2010 1:48pm

    You need to go back to school. Illigals and their anchor babies should all go back to their own country. If they really want to become a US citizen,come back and go through the immigration system and get green cards an for God Sake, learm amd speak English. This is the USA not Mexico!!!

    By the way, if you are so smart, why couldn’t you think of this? Now who is the ignorant one?

  • exercise3 12/08/2010 12:48pm

    It’s against the law to not pay your taxes, but US citizens and US corporations and US politicians do it. It’s against the law to steal, but US citizens do it. It’s against the law to abuse family members and pets, but US citizens do it. And, yes, it’s against the law for a non US citizen or someone without a visa to cross a line in the sand, but let’s put it in perspective with all the laws that are broken by US citizens.

    If you are going to blame the children for the choice that their parents made, then we should be able to blame the US citizen children for all the good and bad choices their US citizen parents have made for them as well. If that’s the case, we’re going to drown in a sea of blame.

    I don’t think that any of these people feel entitled to anything. I think entitlement is a “born in the USA” thing. At least that’s been my experience as a sister, aunt, employer, etc. Isn’t that what killed GM? Everyone working there felt entitled to too much?

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    DanKat 12/10/2010 10:09am

    As a taxpayer, I say I do not want any of my tax dollars going to support illegal immigrants. I want to support American citizens.

  • JHENRY 12/08/2010 2:22pm

    The point is my ancestors came here and went through the proper channels to get their citizenshp. That included their children of which my father was one.
    You who approve of this so called dream act are helping law breakers get in the front of the line and not have to do what is required in order to become a US citizen and the most important thing is LEARN THE LANGUAGE!!!! MY GRANDPARENTS DID NOT SPEAK ENGLISH BEFORE THEY CAME HERE BUT THEY LEARNED IT, JUST BECAUSE THEIR ILLIGAL PARENTS DON’T HAVE THE GUTS TO DO IT, DOESN’T MEAN THEIR ILLIGAL CHILDREN SHOULD GET A FREE RIDE.

    .

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    exercise3 12/08/2010 4:43pm

    And you have learned the English language? You do not write well and you spelled “illegal” wrong twice, and I’m going to guess that you were fortunate and went to school here in the US. I’ve had employees that have graduated from US high schools and one from college, and they, like you, have not learned the English language. Yes, they can speak it with some grammatical errors, but they can’t write worth a darn, and writing is a huge part of learning a language, and spelling is a huge part of writing.

    No one is saying that anyone should get a free ride, and gaining citizenship now is a lot different than it was when my and your ancestors came here.

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    DanKat 12/17/2010 3:08am

    You notice how when you make a good point, libs automatically attack the person? They immediately go off point, find anything they can to attack you, and make you the one at fault. Classic. Rather than looking at the issue, you state JHENRY can’t spell.
    To get back on point, this issue is about our American culture, which is being diluted by non-English speaking illegals who have gotten the impression it is okay to come here illegally and not learn the language. Then we Americans have to cater to them. That is rude and disrespectful of OUR country and OUR culture.

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    exercise3 12/17/2010 3:00pm

    When one shouts “LEARN THE LANGUAGE” It’s difficult to comprehend that he or she can criticize another when he or she does not speak, write or read his or her first language well. It’s also difficult to comprehend that comment when so many Americans have never learned another language. They, therefore, have no idea how difficult it is to do. Imagine working 5-7 days a week 8-12 hours a day and then trying to make the time to learn another language and a very difficult language at that.

    Also the American culture is a mix of many cultures and that’s what makes this country so special.

    Exactly how do Americans cater to them? I don’t understand that comment. If you are referring to businesses, then your remark is rather small-minded. It is smart business to cater to your customers. Expand your market; grow your business.

  • gotthumbs 12/09/2010 6:48am

    As a naturalized american, I feel this bill is a slap in the face for all those who have gone or are currently going through the process “legally”. The bill opens up the path for the illegal student, but for the relatives…..the bill allows for individuals with criminal records to go through the process as well. How can this be justified. Who of you, leave your own homes unsecured. Who of you allow anyone to enter your home, with out your consent? American is my home and I think its appalling that other Americans are fine treating our nation as someone else home and not our own. This is my country, and I’m not for letting just anyone in….Be proud of your nation and don’t just let anyone come in…to take advantage of us. I’m for immigration….just want if to fair and just for everyone. There is currently a legal path…just seems many are not interested in following our laws for it….what other laws do they ignore?

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    exercise3 12/09/2010 10:26am

    They are here. What do you want to do with these human resources? Do you want to look for all of them? Who do you want to look for them? When you find them what do you want to do with them? How much do think that it will cost to gather them all up and send them somewhere else? Do you send them somewhere else one by one? Do you hold them somewhere until you get 10 of them and then send them somewhere else? If you don’t support the DREAM Act, then you need to think about what you are going to do with all of these human resources. Do you want to pay to have all these human resources removed? I think that it is ridiculous to use taxpayer dollars to remove human resources from this country. It makes more sense to get them into the system. Let them go to college, let them start businesses, let them work, let them become taxpayers.

  • aubrey 12/09/2010 8:03am

    I don’t think this is about whether or not these young adults are being blamed or punished for the acts of their parents. The point is that they should not receive a benefit that they would not otherwise have received without the illegal actions of their parents. While law-abiding individuals sit wherever they are for 3 years without even being able to spend a week here. It is naive to think that the DREAM act is intended as a one time event or that it will not perpetuation illegal immigration. Unfortunately, laws are necessary to maintain a modicum of order in society, and with the number of entitlement laws we have, we also require greater restrictive laws; immigration laws are part of that.

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    DanKat 12/10/2010 10:11am

    Good point !! Their parents broke the law and they get a benefit. American citizens follow the law and get nothing . . . well, they do get to pay for the illegals.

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    exercise3 12/11/2010 2:32am

    Aubrey, you write quite well, and I can appreciate your thoughts. I, however, would like to know what your plan is for these people. There are many of them, so what are we to do with them. Would you suggest using taxpayers dollars to look for all of them, gather them up one-by-one and then send them to the country from which each of their parents came? Would you look for all of them and then incarcerate all of them? Would you support the DREAM Act and allow them to get an education to prepare them for skilled labor and/or to join the armed forces? Which of these do you think is the most viable option? Keep in mind that immigrants often times are the individuals that start successful businesses. I would suggest reading IMMIGRANTS, Inc. It is based on research by Duke University, Harvard University, and UC Berkeley.

  • tigntink 12/09/2010 1:37pm

    I don’t think a child should be punished for the sins of the parents. It is as simple as that for me.

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    bluezook 12/09/2010 11:01pm

    what about children who’s parents are in jail from anything from unpaid parking tickets, to dealing pot, to murder? they’re pulled by the state and put into an orphanage where they grow up in an unhealthy environment but we make an exception for these people why? it’s total crap that some people are being allowed to get away with breaking the law and others are not because of some greasy politician and what about all the people who followed the rules and waited years for US citizenship? it’s an insult and you can’t say it’s OK to break this law but not this one without eroding the justice cycle.

    this bill is total bs and will do nothing but give incentive for more ILLEGALS to bring their kids here.

    SAY NO TO THE DREAM ACT

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    exercise3 12/10/2010 3:28am

    Your argument doesn’t make sense. Are you saying that these folks are not being punished for breaking the law? There are a lot of US citizens who break laws everyday, but they are not punished for it. Our country has a limited number of resources. How do you want those resources used? I do want my country’s resources used to apprehend drug dealers, robbers and murderers, but I do NOT want my country’s resources used to gather up human resources that crossed a line in the sand or that over stayed their visas. I’ve seen too many of these human resources work hard and start businesses that thrive. The only problem is their businesses can’t operate above ground, and as such we lose the tax revenue that could be generated by these businesses. One must admire their fortitude and their entrepreneurial spirit. They are job creators. Unfortunately there are too many small-minded people and politicians who fail to see these folks as human resources.

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    DanKat 12/10/2010 10:14am

    That is kind of funny – the democrats really only see them as voters. If we could somehow convince everyone that illegals would ultimately vote republican, the borders would be sealed, all illegals would be deported, and the entitlements to them would be cut off in record time.


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