This letter to the editor is very important because it’s time to set the record straight. Everyone at Temple University does not support the DREAM Act, let alone support illegal aliens like the Temple Times and The Temple News would like to assume given the amount of press dedicated to such a divisive issue.
Supporters of the DREAM Act like to say that those eligible for amnesty never committed a crime. The facts are that they are committing a crime by just being here illegally. The United States has immigration laws, and when you are in violation of a Federal statute, you are a criminal, regardless of the circumstances surrounding the issue.
In our current job state with unemployment over nine percent, how can anyone support a policy that would grant amnesty to millions of illegal aliens, further straining the job market for current U.S. citizens?
The DREAM Act also has several provisions which will not make citizens very happy.
Illegal aliens will be eligible for in-state tuition. The DREAM Act does not require illegal aliens to finish any type of degree, but to just attend school for a set period of time.
The DREAM Act provides safe harbor for any alien from being deported when they submit their application.
The most frightening part about the DREAM Act is that DREAM Act illegal aliens will, if approved, have the ability to sponsor their parents and other extended family members for visas to enter the United States.
We, as United States citizens, need to stand up for the current laws on the books and demand their enforcement. With our current unemployment numbers, high budget deficit, and the strain on our social programs, it is unthinkable anyone would support giving current illegal aliens amnesty, as the Temple News and Temple Times support.
If we are truly a nation of laws and not men, then we must oppose the DREAM Act and all the provisions therein. This “DREAM” is nothing short of a nightmare.
Temple College Republicans