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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jprenna 12/08/2010 5:18am
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“Free Ride”? You obviously know of no one in this situation. I know a young man whose parents brought him here from communist Poland when he was a 1st grader. He has grown up a New Yorker. He speaks like a New Yorker. He can’t work and can’t get a college loan to complete his studies. If deported, he would be a 24 year old, speaking Polish like a 1st grader. He did nothing wrong and is asking for nothing for “free”.

bluezook 12/08/2010 7:11am

Ten things you should know about the Dream Act:


This bill does absolutely nothing to address the root of the problem and will provide incentive for more parents to illegally bring their children in the country. Remember the “one time” amnesty act of 1986?

Do not let this pass until steps are taken to actually address the problem as opposed to the symptom.

exercise3 12/08/2010 7:09am

I support the DREAM Act. If one is an intelligent, educated human being, I’m not certain how one can not support the DREAM Act. These are people who involuntarily hit a deadend once they graduate from high school. We’re smart in that we allow them to attend grade, middle and high schools, but then we turn stupid when it comes to allowing them to get a college education or when it comes to allowing them to get a job and become tax paying individuals. If we don’t pass the DREAM Act, it’s like we’re saying that we want them to be dependent on the US taxpayer indefinitely. Now, one might think that we need to deport all of them, but is that really the way that you want your hard earned tax dollars spent? I can say that I ABSOLUTELY do NOT want my tax dollars spent that way. That would be a ridiculous and stupid way to spend tax dollars—an absolute waste of tax dollars and of ALL the human resources involved. Get smart. Be smart. Support the DREAM Act! It’s the smart thing to do.

Blindmikey 12/09/2010 11:30am
in reply to NickM84 Dec 08, 2010 8:47am

“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!

kgarza73 12/08/2010 1:56am

I dont agree with this Act. Why should they get a free ride, when they were brought here illegally. I live in part of the U.S. that as a kid it was a common sight to see the INS roll through town. I also know a lot of illegals that went to college or joined in the Military but in the end committed crimes usually Federal Offenses. I dont think this should pass. If they want to live the American Dream then come here legally.

mattbasta 12/10/2010 10:57am
in reply to gotthumbs Dec 09, 2010 6:59am

Is he ignoring our laws? Blaming his parents does literally nothing, and punishing the kid for something his parents did is absurd.

If the kid has graduated from high school (says a lot in quite a few parts of the country) and/or plans to serve in the military, how is it not fair that we’re giving them a legitimate path to citizenship? The law does not coddle the aliens, they’re being turned into tax-paying adults, soldiers fighting for our country, and members of America’s work force.

If the bill said “Let’s give undocumented aliens unlimited health care,” sure, that’s ridiculous and unwarranted. But it says “Let’s give these kids that want to do something beneficial to the country a path to become legal.”

Additionally, thousands of aliens become citizens every year through other naturalization processes. How is this any different?

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.

JHENRY 12/08/2010 2:26pm
in reply to exercise3 Dec 08, 2010 7:09am

How intelligent are you? I would rather have my tax dollars spent sending them back then to have it spent support them for the rest of their lives.
why should they get what legal citizens can’t? Are you one of them?


gotthumbs 12/09/2010 6:59am
in reply to jprenna Dec 08, 2010 5:18am

Blame his parents…Why is it acceptable to ignore our laws? What laws will be ignored next? I know of a Spanish family that has 5 children and they receive assistance… even though they have a nice home, new cars and a sweet pontoon boat. The husband lives outside the home, so his wife can claim single mother status. Her college tuition is paid for as well. This is a real example of the system being worked….Lets fill the holes and raise the expectations for all citizens. Why would you open your legs to anyone without knowing who they are and are they worthy. Thats exactly what this bill does. I’m not against immigration….I’m a naturalized american myself, but I have high expectations for me and for all citizens. Lets be proud of hour homes and not just let anyone in before knowing who they really are.

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?

DanKat 12/10/2010 9:48am
in reply to jprenna Dec 08, 2010 5:18am

His parents broke the law, plain and simple. He is a victim of his parents’ choices and their responsibility in this matter. He is not America’s responsibility. Another “sob story.”

NickM84 12/08/2010 8:47am

I do not support this bill. Just like anyone else, they should have to apply for citizenship. Illegal immigration is running ramped and costing taxpayers dearly. This bill will only invite more illegal aliens to our country.

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.

MarcosFlores 12/12/2010 9:29am
in reply to kgarza73 Dec 08, 2010 1:56am

Dude not all illegal Americans commit Federal offenses.. read this story http://meltice.net … You don’t have a choice on where you are born, for example, I’m American and i know for a fact that my great great great great great great great grandparents didn’t live here. Don’t put burdens on their kids that can contribute to our society!

americanlife 12/10/2010 10:07am
in reply to Blindmikey Dec 09, 2010 11:30am

you are blind just like your user name says.

bluezook 12/08/2010 12:00pm
in reply to Mocha6 Dec 08, 2010 9:50am

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.

americanlife 12/10/2010 10:11am
in reply to Blindmikey Dec 09, 2010 11:30am

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?

DanKat 12/10/2010 9:52am
in reply to JHENRY Dec 08, 2010 2:26pm

Absolutely. We are going to have to spend money somewhere. . . they should be deported. They are not citizens. Their parents broke the law. They are victims of their parents actions. Too bad, but when you break the law, there are consequences and the American citizens are sick and tired of being “put upon” constantly to aid lawbreakers and their consequences.

DanKat 12/10/2010 9:54am
in reply to Blindmikey Dec 09, 2010 11:27am

Are your options presented the only 2 options available? No. Deportation is the best option. It is naive to think lawbreakers on the public dole will suddenly become responsible tax-payers.

bluezook 12/13/2010 5:03am
in reply to exercise3 Dec 13, 2010 3:23am

By the way exercise, over 4 MILLION immigrants managed to make it through the USA’s immigration system LEGALLY last year.

What this NIGHTMARE ACT and YOU are promoting is making the rules apply when it’s convenient. So there’s FOUR MILLION immigrants this year to who can fill those roles you’re touting LEGALLY.

Their no better than anyone else tying to circumvent the system. The rules apply to everyone or no one in a lawful society.

exercise3 12/08/2010 4:43pm
in reply to JHENRY Dec 08, 2010 2:22pm

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.

Meeha 12/13/2010 7:38am

This bill is a slap in the face to those of us who followed the rules of the immigration standards of the United States of America and will do nothing more than provide incentive for more illegals to cross the borders with their children waiting for the next amnesty.

Yes, this is amnesty for a lot of people who do not deserve. If you think only children who were brought here will benefit from this your either blind or posturing. Every illegal who crossed the border will apply for the dream act and be given 10 YEARS AMNESTY for simply applying.


My proud new country has plenty of immigrants that are struggling to find work and feed their family, don’t believe the lies that that this bill proposes or reward people for breaking the law.

Blindmikey 12/09/2010 11:38am
in reply to bluezook Dec 08, 2010 12:02pm

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!

bluezook 12/13/2010 7:12am
in reply to exercise3 Dec 13, 2010 5:48am

We had FOUR MILLION LEGAL IMMIGRANTS in 2010 alone exercise. Almost the population of Colorado. Our country has risk takers, both LEGAL immigrants and American Citizens who are struggling to make ends meet that play by the rules and follow the laws at hand.

- The USA accepts more LEGAL immigrants than any other nation on earth (look it up), please stop making it sound like we’re not doing our share with immigration already – while all the while ILLEGALS sneak through our borders thumbing their nose at our immigration laws then expect to be rewarded with a backdoor amnesty such as the NIGHTMARE ACT while there’s millions more playing by the rules to try and become a citizen of the US legally

There’s nothing the matter with our immigration laws except for the illegals who for some un-Godly reason feel that they’re above those laws.


bluezook 12/13/2010 1:16am
in reply to exercise3 Dec 12, 2010 9:37am

I’m assuming you’re a democrat exercise. we’re those bankers and politicians who gave out loans that sold our countries future for the next 20 years (hopefully only 20 years) being “resourceful” and “productive”.

What’s the next law we can break? If it’s OK to break our federal immigration laws under the guise of trying to get ahead in life and looking for a better life what can I get away with? Ponzi schemes? Dealing drugs? Selling government secrets?

I just want a better life for my family! Damn the rules and all the people who obeyed the laws!


americanlife 12/10/2010 10:05am
in reply to Blindmikey Dec 09, 2010 11:27am

Why should my tax dollars support them at all? No Dream Act, No Amnesty and go Home. My tax dollars should go for the American Citizens and THEIR CHILDREN. If we educate illegals they become our boss and we become food stamp recipients. How RETARDED is that. The tax payer should be heard.
Illegals should NEVER be dependent on American Taxpayers. Follow the process to become legal or LEAVE!

BenjaWiz 12/10/2010 3:38pm


bluezook 12/08/2010 12:02pm
in reply to exercise3 Dec 08, 2010 9:54am

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.

BenjaWiz 12/10/2010 3:39pm


Mocha6 12/08/2010 1:13pm
in reply to bluezook Dec 08, 2010 12:02pm

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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