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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  • Sxeptomaniac 12/14/2010 12:45pm

    A lot of people here apparently idolize Javert, given their “they committed a crime, end of story” comments.

    Sorry, but it’s not the end of the story. There’s still the issue of appropriate punishment. Is deporting kids from what, in many cases, is the only home they’ve ever known, because their parents immigrated illegally fair and appropriate? Is it the best result for our country? In both cases, I say no. Deporting kids, especially those seeking higher education, loses the opportunity to gain the kinds of citizens we need, and isn’t a particularly appropriate punishment for someone who had no choice.

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    exercise3 12/14/2010 3:54pm

    I couldn’t agree with you more. I see the DREAM Act as a win-win. It’s a win for the individual and our country.

  • bluezook 12/15/2010 2:53am

    Well, I’m done debating. You’re not going to change my mind and I’m not going to change yours. I can understand the slippery slope of “where does it end” if the bill too any measures to prevent this in the future but it doesn’t.

    When it doesn’t pass, and it will not because there’s no jobs out there for these people, you can thank Harry Scumbag Reid for trying to sneak the bill in when no one was looking yet AGAIN and for taking no measures to address the cause of the problem.

    Good luck with this as long as Reid is your primary supporter. We gave a clear message in November that we are tired of his agenda and he won’t listen. He’s making it worse for you guys, not better.

    Good luck.

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    exercise3 12/15/2010 5:42am

    Bluezook, you need only to meet some of these students. Their enthusiasm for education is infectious. And you are wrong, there will be jobs out there for them and if not, they’ll create them.

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    bluezook 12/16/2010 10:13am

    Haha, you need to paint a nice big picture of illegals crossing the border with halos over their heads ready to save us stupid Americans and our unfit children from ourselves.

    How did we ever get along without illegals breaking into the country? GOD BLESS YOU!!! SAVE US!!!

    Hypocrites

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    Sxeptomaniac 12/16/2010 12:50pm

    Straw man argument. Exercise3 is speaking about a specific group of people (note that they specifically said “students”), not all illegal immigrants.

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    exercise3 12/16/2010 4:35pm

    “Stupid Americans”—no just too many close-minded Americans.

    “Unfit children”—not in the way you mean, but 25-30% of our children are overweight or obese and physically unfit. I’ve used the word “spoiled” to describe many of our children. Lack of motivation to work or study is probably a better way to describe it. The latest information does show that our children’s math and science scores are falling when compared to children in other countries. Fewer of our children are bilingual as well. Now more than ever parents need to encourage their children to do well in school and to go for advanced degrees. They also need to help them develop a good work ethic. Americans can not get by with just a mediocre high school education anymore, nor can they get by with a poor work ethic. The bar is being raised, and we must look at that as a good thing and not a bad thing. Competition is mostly good; it makes us better at what we do.

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    exercise3 12/17/2010 3:59am

    I need to clarify “The bar is being raised.” In today’s economic environment there is absolutely no reason for employers to have bad employees. Employers are grabbing the best and/or the brightest. If one is going to get a job, an individual must have a very good work ethic, a very good attitude and a very good education. Employees of this caliber will help build stronger companies—companies that can compete on a global scale. I am confident that many of the students who are awaiting the passage of the DREAM Act will have those good qualities required by companies. Students who are currently US citizens may have those qualities too, but if they don’t, they are not going to be considered for the best jobs. Competition is good. Hopefully it will push more students (and parents) to give 100%.

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    DanKat 12/17/2010 3:20am

    I know, they always trot out the class valedictorian stories, the straight A student stories, and forget to mention the other aspects of the strains on our economy and resources, and the crimes.
    Gosh, to hear their side you would think Americans have nothing to offer and the illegals are here to save our country. It’s ridiculous.

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    Sxeptomaniac 12/17/2010 7:59am

    Still straw man, as it mischaracterizes what this particular bill is about in addition to the comments. It’s not about all immigrants, but those who have specifically earned their high school diploma or G.E.D., and is particularly aimed at those who desire to go on to higher education.

  • KMWaheed 12/18/2010 7:01am

    The DREAM Act is a memory! I am so proud of my fellow patriots!

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    Sxeptomaniac 12/20/2010 4:38am

    Our nation’s history has been a continual struggle between nativist and immigrant (several movies, such as “Gangs of New York”, have attempted to dramaticize the struggle). The nativists love to portray themselves as the patriotic side. They’re not any more patriotic than other Americans, just more fearful.

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    DanKat 12/30/2010 12:37pm

    Our nation also is one of laws. Illegal immigrants are called “illegal” for a reason. Their children unfortunately are related to criminals and must do the right thing by this country and our laws. Yes, yes, yes, we know it’s not their fault. Okay, yes, we know it’s not fair.

    We live in an unfair world and each of us must deal with the hand we are dealt whether it is fair or not. We can’t expect others to always solve our problems for us – - especially to the sake of others – - in this case American citizens who do not want illegal immigrants in this country getting special treatment ahead of American citizens and at the expense of those American citizens.

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    Sxeptomaniac 01/04/2011 11:46am

    I find it odd that you agree it’s not fair and not their fault they were dealt that hand, yet you still seem to blame those who want to rectify what is unfair. “Life’s not fair” is not a very good excuse when you’re specifically choosing to be unfair by supporting a harsh punishment for those who had no choice.

    I’ve already agreed that it is illegal, but that doesn’t mean the penalty is necessarily appropriate. It’s very common to give lenient sentencing in cases where there were extenuating circumstances; this is far from “special treatment.” All of the proposed recipients of the DREAM Act would have been living here for a significant portion of their lives and want to go to college or join the military. It’s not as if illegals have never been granted the opportunity for citizenship before, either.

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    DanKat 01/05/2011 3:16am

    Well, one big difference here is the taxpayers are forced to pay for it. The politicians are never satisfied until they heap on things like free this or free that and reduced costs here all paid by our tax dollars.

    It always ends up to being preferential treatment to illegals and Americans getting pushed aside – oh and yes Americans paying for it.

  • gerryd 12/18/2010 9:35am

    I am totally against this DREAM Act! Doesn’t anyone realize that our so-called Government aka Dictatorship WANTS the ILLEGALS here! Cheap Labor for the WEALTHY BUSINESS OWNERS! That is why there are over 15 million 99ER’S who got the royal screws put to them yesterday by the gutless President. I know for a fact how it works! The MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR CORPORATION I was terminated from DID IT! I saw the bids for the massive project they were doing on our building. They took the lowest bid – $1 Million Dollars, then the Contractor comes in with a truckload of Mexicans & they worked 12 hrs a day for 15 days & did the job!!! The other bids turned down were in the $2 Million Dollar plus figure range because they were using AMERICAN workers!! And the Immigration Dept. was called and did nothing about it!! Because the Government WANTS it this way!!! These people knew they were illegal and now they want us to give them a break? No one is giving us 99er’s a break!!! AND WE ARE AMERICANS!!!

  • gerryd 12/18/2010 9:39am

    FACE IT EVERYONE – IT IS NOW MANDATORY FOR THE CHINESE KIDS TO SPEAK ENGLISH, AND THE GOVERNMENT WANTS THE ILLEGALS HERE!! SO WE HAVE THE BRILLIANT HIGH-TECH CHINESE TAKING ALL THE HIGH-PAYING JOBS AND/OR MIDDLE-INCOME JOBS, AND THE ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS TAKING ALL OF THE LOW PAYING JOBS, SO WHERE DOES THAT LEAVE US AMERICANS???? IF YOU ARE WORKING NOW, YOU WILL BE A FUTURE 99ER LIKE ME!!!!

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    Sxeptomaniac 12/20/2010 4:30am

    English has become the lingua franca of international business, so of course China is teaching it to all their kids. It doesn’t mean China wants them here. They want their best and brightest to stay in China.

    As for illegals, actually, it is true that the current situation regarding illegals often benefits big business. As a result, I think that’s a good reason to start changing things. The DREAM act would have been a step in the right direction, by absorbing the best who want to go to college or enter the service.

    FYI, typing in all-caps does not help you make your point. It just makes you appear obnoxious and a little crazy.

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    exercise3 12/22/2010 2:44pm

    Sxeptomaniac, do you ever get tired of beating a dead horse? I know that I don’t speak as eloquently as you, but still, doesn’t it get to you—the ignorance—the gullibility.

    I want you to know that I am trying to learn from you. To be helpful to the cause I need to learn from you. I need to present my information and ideas in a different way, a more positive way, a more diplomatic way—the way that you do.

    Thank you for posting your comments.

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    Sxeptomaniac 12/23/2010 8:25am

    Thanks for the kind words. Honestly, a lot of it just comes from my personality and experiences. I’m a moderate in a family that covers a good range of the political spectrum, from fairly liberal to Tea Party members. We sometimes have strong disagreements about politics, but we are family, and that matters more.

    It’s important to remember that everyone is a person. Even if we find their views a repugnant, they may have more in common with ourselves than we like to admit. There’s a person on the far side of those wires and fiber optic. Either one or both of us could ultimately be wrong, even if we’re pretty sure we are right (see philosophical skepticism).
    http://xkcd.com/438/

    The only time it really gets to me is when people go too far in insulting others, whether it’s insults directed at a specific person or bigoted remarks regarding a group of people (any mentioned political group will, more often than not, include some of my family, after all). There’s no justification for that.

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    DanKat 12/30/2010 12:38pm

    Don’t forget about all those new Democrat voters !!


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