Senator Kirsten Gillibrand offers "If the feds can’t pass the DREAM Act, New York state must do its part" , a misleading editorial that promotes that anti-American bill.
You won't know it from reading her editorial, but the DREAM Act would let the illegal aliens covered by it deprive some citizens of college, as well as having other negative impacts. See that link for the details.
See also Kirsten Gillibrand for how she decided to obtain race-based power rather than supporting our laws.
The editorial might mislead those who aren't familiar with the bill in other ways too:
It is shameful that Congress can't even come together to do the bare minimum and pass the DREAM Act, which opens the door to permanent residency through military service and higher education for thousands of immigrant young people whose parents brought them to this country as children.
While it later discusses those who are "undocumented", that paragraph (the third) gives the reader no clue that the "young people" are illegal aliens. Various forms of the DREAM Act have also covered people as old as 35 years. Various forms have put the maximum entry age at 16 years, with little proof required of when or how they actually got here.
Gillibrand and her co-author go on to promote the New York state version of the bill:
Since Congress refuses to act, New York can show the nation a different way. Where others have chosen intolerance, the Empire State can honor its legacy of being a beacon of hope and opportunity for generations of immigrants by passing the New York State DREAM Act introduced by Assemblyman Guillermo Linares and state Sen. Bill Perkins, as well as the DREAM Fund introduced by Assemblyman Francisco Moya.
Together, these bills would support the extension of the state’s Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) and other scholarships to all students, regardless of immigration status; create a commission to raise private funds for all children of immigrants (both documented and undocumented), and allow undocumented students and their families to open up college savings accounts.
The New York state version would have the same impact as the national version: struggling college-eligible citizens in New York would have college resources or their entire college prospects taken away from them. Gillibrand and her co-author are turning their backs on their fellow citizens, and to compound that they engage in smears.
Please take a moment right now and contact @SenGillibrand with your thoughts.
The editorial was co-authored by Lillian Rodriguez Lopez of the Hispanic Federation. She or Gillibrand's staffers might have written the whole editorial and it just appeared under Gillibrand's name.
Tue, 12/27/2011 - 17:47 · Importance: 4