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Immigrants Occupy December 18, 2011: OWS are useful idiots for big banks, big business, Federal Reserve, Koch, Bloomberg... - 12/16/11

... support for the anti-American DREAM Act and their globalist reference to the United Nations: On December 18, 1990 the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted the International Convention on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of Their Families. Ten years later the U.N. declared December 18 as International Migrants Day. The Convention emphasizes that the rights...

Rightwing's muted response to Brown signing unpopular, anti-American immigration law - 10/09/11

... correctly (for that, see the DREAM Act page). And, part is no doubt due to the skewed sense of patriotism shown by some conservatives who show their patriotism by turning their backs on California. First, as of post time, there are only two major rightwing blogs [1] discussing this story. Townhall has a Reuters article about this linked from their front page with dozens of comments, and the...

Jerry Brown signs anti-American California DREAM Act - 10/08/11

... part of what's called the state DREAM Act (AB 131). The new law will let illegal aliens deprive some American citizens of college, as even the Los Angeles Times admitted [1]. The bill Brown signed is a slap in the face to not just U.S. citizens, but legal immigrants as well: Jerry Brown supports taking very valuable resources (college slots and discounts) away from U.S. citizens and legal...

Rick Perry had a better option on in-state tuition for illegal aliens - 10/02/11

... citizens of college (see the DREAM Act page for an illustration of how that works). Now that the law is coming up in the the GOP primary, Perry likes to pretend that he had to choose between giving illegal aliens in-state tuition and those illegal aliens going on the dole. That's a false choice, as I'll explain below. Perry had another option which would have been better not just for the U.S....

Media misleads: Rick Perry's in-state tuition for "children of illegal immigrants" was for illegal aliens *themselves* - 10/02/11

It's an extremely rare occurrence when the mainstream media doesn't mislead about immigration. An example in the news lately is the misleading claim that Rick Perry signed a bill that gives in-state tuition to the "children of illegal immigrants" [1]. In fact, the bill was for those who are themselves illegal aliens, irrespective of their parents' status(es). Parents and children can have...

Full text: Texas in-state tuition for illegal aliens law (Rick Perry, Texas Education Code 54.052 j) - 10/02/11

... college. For an explanation, see the DREAM Act page; that's mostly about the national bill but the same process applies. The bill that Perry signed is summarized in this PDF from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (PDF link): What is House Bill 1403 (passed by the 77th Texas Legislature in 2001)? House Bill 1403 granted certain non-immigrant students, including undocumented students,...

Disingenuous Adam Serwer spins Obama's mini-amnesty (immigration, DREAM Act) - 09/14/11

... months of implementing a "stealth DREAM Act" through its enforcement priorities. Republicans are likely to revive these accusations given that the administration now says it will allow some "low-priority" undocumented immigrants in the system to apply for work permits. But make no mistake: No matter what conservatives say to the contrary, this is a temporary solution. It is not "amnesty" in that...

CNN Teaparty GOP debate: September 12, 2011 (Rick Perry, Romney, Bachmann, Ron Paul) - 09/12/11

... Bachmann, is that basically the DREAM Act that President Obama wants as well? BACHMANN: Yes, it's very similar. And I think that the American way is not to give taxpayer subsidized benefits to people who have broken our laws or who are here in the United States illegally. That is not the American way. Because the immigration system in the United States worked very, very well up until the mid-...

Public Religion Research Institute's misleading poll (immigration, DREAM Act, Brookings Institution) - 09/06/11

... support for the basic tenets of the DREAM Act: allowing illegal immigrants brought to the U.S. as children to gain legal resident status if they join the military or go to college (57 percent favor, 40 percent oppose). The actual question asked was: [Do you strongly favor, favor, oppose, or strongly oppose] Allowing illegal immigration brought to the U.S. as children to gain legal resident...

YouTube Town Hall: bogus debates between those on basically the same side (DREAM Act, Durbin, Johanns) - 08/17/11

... immigration category and concern the DREAM Act. As discussed at that link, the DREAMAct is an anti-American bill that would let the illegal aliens covered by it deprive some U.S. citizens of college. The bill is an attack on the concept of citizenship itself: under the bill, a very valuable item could be taken away from a U.S. citizen and given to a foreign citizen who's here illegally. Yet, the...

Immigration and Texas governor Rick Perry: a summary - 08/11/11

Tom Tancredo has a summary of Texas governor Rick Perry and immigration (link). All sixteen paragraphs point out ways in which Perry supports or enables illegal immigration, here are just the first five: When I ran for president in 2008, I tried to pressure the Republican candidates to take a hard line against illegal immigration. For this, Perry called me a racist. When he first took office as...

Obama at NCLR: "yes, but..." on immigration enforcement; promotes jobs for possible illegal alien construction workers; DREAM Act; comprehensive reform... - 07/25/11

... also promoted the anti-American DREAM Act, a bill that would let the illegal aliens covered by it deprive some U.S. citizens of college. And, of course, he promoted comprehensive immigration reform and blamed the GOP for not cooperating with him on that and the DREAM Act. Regarding jobs, he said: ...And we're still climbing out of a vicious recession, and that recession hit Latino families...

George Will, Michelle Rhee, Mel Martinez, Jose Vargas all hype anti-American DREAM Act and mass immigration (Christiane Amanpour) - 07/03/11

... also supported the anti-American DREAM Act, a bill that would let the illegal aliens covered by it deprive some citizens of college. The segment (video at peekURL.com/veDtdPE with the "green room" segment embedded below) was little more than an infomercial, with all five participants shilling for policies that are opposed by most Americans now and would be opposed by many more if they were...

Durbin, Napolitano welcome illegal aliens to U.S. Senate to promote anti-American DREAM Act (Arne Duncan, Clifford Stanley, Leahy, Schumer, Feinstein, Franken, Cornyn, Grassley, Margaret Stock) - 06/30/11

... hearing about the anti-American DREAM Act and used them in what amounted to the Senate version of a PIIPP. Video below, first person account here, writeups at [1] [2] [3]. * The DREAM Act is an openly anti-American bill that would let the illegal aliens covered by it take college educations away from U.S. citizens. See that link for the details. * Those in attendance on the anti-American side...

Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2011: new amnesty push from Leahy, Menendez, Durbin, Reid, Schumer, Kerry, Gillibrand - 06/23/11

... AgJobs bill and the anti-American DREAM Act. The latter would allow the illegal aliens covered by it to take college educations away from some U.S. citizens. 4. Opposing the bill should be easy, but recent experience shows otherwise. In December of last year, the DREAM Act failed but it also wasn't that strongly opposed. For instance, the teapartiers barely opposed it, and rightwing bloggers...

Supreme Court lets states give in-state tuition to illegal aliens (California) - 06/06/11

... rates which, as described on the DREAM Act page, allows illegal aliens to deprive some citizens of college or get a better rate on college than some citizens. The US Supreme Court earlier today refused to hear a challenge to California's law [1]. That has the effect of allowing California to continue giving citizens of other countries who are here illegally to get a better college rate than out-...

Rep. Anthony Weiner cheered anti-American DREAM Act - 06/02/11

... House passing the anti-American DREAM Act, a bill that would let the illegal aliens covered by it deprive some citizens of college. Weiner's press release is at [1], and for the facts that Weiner won't tell you about the bill he supports, see the last link. If anyone wants to discredit Weiner, instead of focusing on frivolous and sleazy topics, focus on his policies. It's yet another indictment...

Activism Clinic: show Cenk Uygur's viewers how he's misleading (DREAM Act, Dana Rohrabacher) - 05/21/11

... made about the anti-American DREAM Act. Rather than showing how Uygur is misleading myself, I'm going to conduct an Activism Clinic, with two goals: 1. Write a post showing how Uygur is misleading and do it in a way that will be effective. 2. Promote the post in an effective way. How would we do that? Leave comments with your ideas below.

Jon Huntsman would still help illegal aliens take college educations from Americans (immigration, George Stephanopoulos) - 05/20/11

... discussed in greater depth on the DREAM Act page, that would allow those illegal aliens to take college educations away from Americans. Whether Huntsman supports the (national) DREAM Act or just state-only versions isn't known; in either case Huntsman would hurt Americans in order to help citizens of other countries. The pro-American solution would be to encourage illegal aliens to return home...

Newt Gingrich considers "draft boards" for immigration (+Jorge Ramos, DREAM Act, sanctuary movement, Michael Scherer) - 05/16/11

... support an amended version of the DREAM Act. However it's amended, it's an anti-American bill that would let the illegal aliens covered by it take college educations away from Americans. It's a direct attack on the fundamental concept of citizenship, and Newt Gingrich supports it. 5. Instead of using the legally-correct "illegal aliens", Gingrich uses the politcally-correct "undocumented" [3]....

Michael Barone isn't outraged by anti-American DREAM Act - 05/15/11

The DREAM Act is an anti-American bill that would let the illegal aliens covered by it deprive some U.S. citizens of college. Michael Barone of the Washington Examiner - discussing Obama's latest immigration speech - isn't exactly perturbed by the anti-American bill (link): It's obvious that nothing like the legalization (opponents say "amnesty") provisions considered in 2007 can pass in this...

Obama misleads about immigration yet again (May 10, 2011 El Paso version) - 05/10/11

... also promoted the anti-American DREAM Act. That bill would allow the illegal aliens covered by it to take college educations away from needy U.S. citizens. ADDED2: Obama also used the welcome the stranger canard. I ask again: is there a talking point he did *not* use? 6/.9/11 UPDATE: Perhaps not surprisingly and perhaps not unjustifiably, Obama's "moat" comment got the most attention, despite...

Palatine Teaparty opposes Illinois DREAM Act (for completely wrong reasons) - 05/09/11

... passed a state version of the DREAM Act; the bill is designed to make it easier for illegal aliens to attend college (and, it's not the same as the national bill; see [1]). One Tea Parties group in that state is opposing it, but for the completely wrong reasons; see below. First, here are just a few mainstream reasons why the great majority of Illinoisans should oppose the bill: 1. Every college...

Obama misleads on immigration at Facebook; Zuckerberg and incompetent/corrupt GOP, Teaparty leaders help - 04/21/11

... Obama promoted the anti-American DREAM Act, a bill that would let the illegal aliens covered by it deprive U.S. citizens of college. See the link for the details. 4. As could be expected, there was no one around who was willing or able to show how Obama is wrong and is promoting an anti-American bill. Not only that, but no major supposed Obama opponent will seek to show how he's wrong. The...

Obama meets with "stakeholders" for amnesty propaganda push ("immigration reform") - 04/19/11

... expressed disappointment that the DREAM Act amnesty failed. That anti-American bill would have allowed the illegal aliens covered by it take college educations away from Americans. In a better world, propaganda pushes wouldn't be that much to worry about. Unfortunately, those who might be the loudest opponents to this push lack certain qualities that make resistance more difficult. Other very...

Obama admits problems caused by mass immigration; panders to illegal aliens; takes foreign citizens' side; opposes non-criminal deportations - 03/29/11

... who promoted the anti-American DREAM Act: We have redesigned our enforcement practices under the law to make sure that we’re focusing primarily on criminals, and so our deportation of criminals are up about 70 percent. Our deportation of non-criminals are down, and that’s because we want to focus our resources on those folks who are destructive to the community... And for a young person like...

AskObama: did Steve Grove choose an unpopular immigration question because of Voto Latino? - 01/28/11

... 929 questions in a search for "dream act", and it's not in the first 100. And, there are dozens upon dozens of more popular questions - a few with videos - in the immigration category. The top five questions in the immigration category have between 1723 and 1899 up votes. [2] Currently, the video is in the "SteveProd" account, but in Google Moderator (see the screengrab), the video is clearly...

Another Youtube/Obama scam: ask State of the Union questions - 01/26/11

... post time, six people like the DREAM Act question but five don't. The question is perfectly valid, very important, and needs to be asked. Yet, five people don't want it to be asked despite how valid it is. Under my plan (see the popular voting systems page), that wouldn't happen: known quantities who participated would be voting on how tough a question is, and if they unjustifiably voted a very...

Lamar Smith might be weak on immigration (GOP DREAM Act?) - 12/24/10

... might even consider a modified DREAM Act legalizing young immigrants, if it was coupled with a cut in legal immigration and stronger enforcement — although pro-immigrant advocates would be all but certain to dismiss it as a bad deal. * Alfonso Aguilar "People like to really vilify Lamar Smith, but he is not Tom Tancredo... He is someone who will not push legislation if he thinks it doesn’t have...

Tom Vilsack promotes, misleads about anti-American DREAM Act - 12/16/10

... blog of the USDA, offers "The DREAM Act for Our Rural Communities and Our Nation". Not only is the DREAM Act anti-American - it would let the illegal aliens covered by the bill take college educations away from U.S. citizens - but he misleads about the details of the bill. I left the following comment which at post time has not been approved: One of the foreign treats Vilsack helped introduce...

NCLR letter for DREAM Act misleads (Richardson, Villaraigosa, Linda Chavez, Lionel Sosa) - 12/16/10

... them to pass the anti-American DREAM Act. That bill would let the illegal aliens covered by it take college resources from Americans: it would deprive some Americans of college educations. And, the NCLR's letter is misleading and signed by a small grab bag of very questionable people. It starts: As Latino leaders in government, business, entertainment, and sports, we urge members of Congress to...

GOP might offer own DREAM Act in 2011? (Bob Bennett) - 12/13/10

... version of the anti-American DREAM Act. The current versions of that bill would let the illegal aliens covered by the bill take college educations away from Americans, and it's hard to see how a GOP version would be any different. Per this in a conference call with reporters Bennett said: "Now, I know a lot of my colleagues are not happy to vote for [the current version of the DREAM Act], and I...

Tea Party "Patriots" mostly silent about anti-American DREAM Act (and rightwing bloggers too) - 12/07/10

... out to oppose the anti-American DREAM Act amnesty. The loudest voices against the Obama administration have mostly gone silent against an amnesty which could cover between one to two million illegal aliens and which would allow those illegal aliens covered by it to take college resources away from their fellow citizens. That doesn't mean that all of the teapartiers are silent: Michelle Malkin...

Newt Gingrich supports some parts of DREAM Act; supports guest workers; uses false choice; sounds like Hoffenblum - 12/06/10

... one part of the anti-American DREAM Act: "I think that it’s legitimate to say, if you’re willing to risk your life for two or three years, serving to protect the United States, we will be willing to consider you for citizenship." However, he claims to oppose broad programs that would give a "pathway to citizenship", preferring instead the more George W Bush-like approach of a massive guest...

Unpresidential: Whitehouse.gov promotes, misleads about anti-American DREAM Act (Stephanie Valencia) - 12/03/10

... called "10 Reasons We Need The DREAM Act" [1] in which staffer Stephanie Valencia [2] promotes - and misleads about - the anti-American DREAM Act. That bill would let the illegal aliens covered by it take college educations away from U.S. citizens and, depending on the version, would allow states to give some illegal aliens a better college tuition rate than some U.S. citizens. Needless to say,...

CBO estimate: anti-American DREAM Act would reduce deficit $140 million a year (i.e., by 0.001%) - 12/02/10

... Office estimate, the anti-American DREAM Act would reduce that by around $140,000,000 per year over the next ten years. Over that ten years, per the CBO, the DREAM Act would reduce the deficit by 0.01% from its current value, a miniscule amount. You can download the estimate from here, and note that they assume that those who'd be covered would be generating tax revenues, despite the fact that...

Cecilia Munoz misleads about DREAM Act (White House "Open for Questions") - 11/30/10

... administration promoting the anti-American DREAM Act in an online chat yesterday. Some of the ways she misled viewers are discussed below. Munoz was formerly with the National Council of La Raza and there's more about her at her name's link. Nowadays she's the "Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of Intergovernmental Affairs" and in the chat she fielded a series of questions from her...

Wall Street Journal endorses and misleads about anti-American DREAM Act - 11/27/10

... they endorse the anti-American DREAM Act (S. 3827), a bill that would let the illegal aliens covered by it take college slots and possibly discounts away from U.S. citizens. Not only does the Wall Street Journal endorse a bill that would harm American citizens, they also mislead about the bill: Restrictionists dismiss the Dream Act as an amnesty that rewards people who entered the country...

Community college budgets cut across U.S. & many turned away even as some want to give college slots to illegal aliens - 11/27/10

... who are here illegally with the DREAM Act. In fact, those who'll probably complain the loudest about this situation will likely be DREAM Act supporters; they live in a fantasy world where we have enough college resources for both citizens and for illegal aliens. On the other hand, making cuts like those described in the article is right up the tea parties/fiscal conservative alley: saving money...

Facts about anti-American DREAM Act and what you can do (Harry Reid, S.3827) - 11/18/10

... Need To Know About S.3827, The DREAM Act" (via this) about the anti-American bill that Harry Reid wants a vote on during the lame duck session. See the DREAM Act page for more, and three things you can do to block it follow Sessions' article: BILL WOULD GIVE COLLEGE PREFERENCE TO ILLEGALS OVER CITIZENS ...In addition to immediately putting an estimated 2.1 million illegal aliens (including...