The Dream Act: Page 6
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A possible PIIPP ("pro-illegal immigration puff piece") has been spotted in the Lincoln (NE) JournalStar. Here's the first paragraph of "Dozens rally to support proposed immigration law":
Oscar Rios Pohirieth dreads the conversation he's had again and again with some of Lincoln's Hispanic high school students.
Yes, it starts like other PIIPPs.
As you'll recall, a PIIPP is a "pro-illegal immigration puff piece." It must advocate for illegal immigration and the person to whom we're to feel Sally Struthers-level sympathy for must appear in the first sentence.
And, I believe I've spotted the PIIPP to end all PIIPPs in the New York Times.
I ran across yet another PIIPP ("pro-illegal immigration puff piece"), and it's a classic of the genre.
Or, to put it a few other ways:
Which candidate is less of a "populist?"
Which candidate is less likely to relate to "average Americans" and share their concerns?
To state it cynically, which candidate is slightly less likely to sell the rest of us out to global elites?
And, which candidate makes you yearn more strongly for a viable third party?
- Bush tries to present a cowboy image, and many people buy it whether they consider "cowboy" a good thing or not. Kerry tries to present a tres sportif image.
"Twenty-Four Americans Challenge Law, Claiming New Policy Discriminates Against American Citizens" - 07/16/04
TOPEKA, Kan., July 16 /PRNewswire/ -- A law suit will be filed on Monday, July 19 in Federal Court in Topeka, Kansas, charging that a new state law permitting illegal aliens to attend Kansas public universities at in-state tuition rates violates the equal protection clause of the 14th amendment and other federal laws.
From the Fort Worth Star Telegram:
College shouldn't be difficult for Joaquin, who mastered Advanced Placement classes in a language he learned only four years ago and recently graduated 12th in his high school class.
But paying for it will be. The 19-year-old is an undocumented immigrant.
This news release from Kerry's campaign explains how:
The Kerry Campaign today released the following fact sheet on immigration reform:
Today at the National Council of La Raza's annual conference, John Kerry will continue to talk about his plans to open the doors of opportunity and expand access to the American Dream, including reforming America's immigration laws...
He will offer a reform bill in his first 100 days that allows immigrants to earn legalization, encourages family reunifica
This year, nearly 7,500 qualified California residents ? who would otherwise be entering California state universities as incoming freshmen ? are likely to be turned away for lack of funds. Meanwhile, approximately 7,500 illegal immigrants will receive heavily subsidized university educations at a cost of between $45 million and $65 million annually at those same universities.California's law is similar to the anti-American DREAM Act, which would be national.
Is it just me, or is there something wrong with this picture?
Under a law signed in 2001 by Gov. Gray Davis, an illegal alien who has graduated from a California high school after three years of attendance ? all while in violation of U.S. immigration laws ? is entitled to attend a community college or state university at the in-state tuition rate previously reserved for legal California residents.
The subsidy is substantial. At the University of California, proposed student fees for a California resident will be $6,028 next year. Non-residents will pay the full cost of $22,504. The difference is paid by California taxpayers.
Under this bizarre law, American citizens from other states pay more than three times as much as illegal aliens to attend California schools. An American citizen who moves to California from Arizona will pay $12,946 to attend the California State University. While she is waiting tables to pay her tuition costs, her taxes will be used to subsidize illegal immigrants who are paying only $2,776 to attend the same school...
Tasty Manatees has a very informative post about the leaders of the NPA harassment of Karl Rove. It turns out that the two leaders mentioned by the WaPo are school teachers. They may have commandeered students and school buses for their stunt, or they may have done it all legal like.
CNN has a new feature, and it's free! If you send CNN your press release, they'll weave it into a news story, even if they had a reporter there to report on it himself. Such a deal!
Of course, there are a few restrictions. First, your press release must be from a far-left group promoting an "action." Like, oh, say, harrassing Karl Rove chez lui. See 'Group protests outside Rove's house'.
This is funny, annoying, disturbing, heartening, and shocking all at the same time:
Several hundred people stormed the small yard of President Bush's chief political strategist, Karl Rove, yesterday afternoon, pounding on his windows, shoving signs at others and challenging Rove to talk to them about a bill that deals with educational opportunities for immigrants [sic: it should read "illegal immigrants" -- LW]...
The crowd then grew more aggressive, fanning around the three accessible
In a shock admission just released by the White House, President Bush announced that he had changed his mind completely on his recent proposal that would give amnesty to millions of illegal aliens.
"After much deliberation, I've decided to change my mind about my recent proposal," Bush stated. "I realize that the United States is a country of laws, and I refuse to support and encourage law-breaking. Furthermore, any form of amnesty will act to the detriment of the millions of people around the world who have been patiently waiting for legal immigration for many years.
For some reason, a large (for this blog at least) number of comments have recently been posted in this 6-month-old post about the DREAM Act. Go there, and enjoy the fun.
On a related note, I recently deleted six comment spams advertising Viagra. And here I thought only the third, second, and first-tier blogs were afflicted with that.
...I have no problem with the idea of liberalizing citizenship laws, in and of itself, though again that is the province of the federal government, not the states.