Two new things are happening in the effort by the Obama Administration to grant amnesty to millions of illegal aliens that have invaded our country. First, as early as Tuesday, Sep. 21st, Harry Reid is going to try and attach the so called “Dream Act” to the Defense Authorization Act which comes up every year to authorize the military to continue operations. The Dream Act is a back door amnesty plan that would legalize several million people. The version that Reid will attach will apparently grant amnesty to illegals who entered the country as minors, graduated from high school or obtained a GED, and are enrolled or plan to enroll in college.
They will be granted access to student loans from the Federal government and then be granted permanent resident status upon completing two years of college. The Act also authorizes states to grant them the right to be given the benefit of the reduced tuition to state colleges for state residents while still denying the same break to American citizens who are from a state outside of the one where they want to attend college. In other words, an illegal immigrant from Mexico or some other country who lives in California will be allowed to attend a California university for less than an American citizen who lives in Arizona. This is a violation of the equal protection clause of the Constitution.
In addition, the Act also allows the Secretary of Homeland Security to waive the college attendance requirement in the case of “hardship.” Once they reach the age of 21 those who have been granted amnesty under this law could petition to have their relatives enter the country. Harry Reid is counting on forcing Senators who oppose amnesty to vote in favor of this amendment or have the Defense Authorization Bill defeated and potential harm our military. Of course, since Reid is in a tight Senate race in Nevada where there are many illegal immigrants he hopes that by passing this he will influence more Hispanic voters to cast ballots for him in November, and he is willing to hold the brave men and women in the military hostage to further his own political career.
I believe this to be part of a two pronged attack by the Obama Administration. In the last few days, a memo has been leaked from the Department of Homeland Security that discusses the granting of amnesty to illegal aliens by issuing a Presidential Executive Order that would bypass Congress. The President has no Constitutional authority to do this since Congress is given the authority in the Constitution to set Federal immigration policy. It is probable that if the Dream Act is passed Obama will issue such an order to cover the millions of other illegals in the country. This will be done despite the fact that the vast majority of Americans oppose amnesty in any form.
Remember, in the last few months the Obama administration has ordered the Border Patrol not to detain anyone entering the country illegally unless they are suspected terrorists or drug smugglers, ordered thousands of deportation cases against arrested illegals dropped by the Federal government, and joined with foreign governments to block the state of Arizona from enforcing any immigration laws. All of this has resulted in parts of Arizona being almost completely under the control of Mexican drug cartels. We have a President of the United States who is openly and brazenly violating his oath of office by supporting criminals and foreign countries instead of the American people.
At this point, many Republican Senators and some Democrats have vowed to oppose the Dream Act, but not enough. There are Senators in both parties that remain uncommitted. Here is a link to the Numbers USA website where you can find out who these Senators are. I urge everyone to immediately contact both of their Senators and urge them to oppose this amnesty plan.