YouTube Town Hall: bogus debates between those on basically the same side (DREAM Act, Durbin, Johanns)
Youtube is trying to mislead about immigration yet again.
A couple of months ago, they created a "Youtube Town Hall" in which they present "both" side of an issue and then ask viewers to vote. Those "both" sides are offered by members of Congress and they only represent two of the many sides of an issue. And, on immigration what the American public wants markedly differs from what most of Congress - Democrat or Republican - want. Youtube is presenting a false choice, pretending that people need to choose one of two bad alternatives and ignoring the other alternatives. See Youtube corporate and Google corporate for past examples of those companies misleading about immigration in order to help their corporate agendas.
For a tangible example of how the Youtube Town Hall misleads, see the videos below which are from the 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 supposed opposition to the bill, Sen. Mike Johanns, doesn't mention that side of things. In fact, he makes it clear that he might support the DREAM Act as long as the borders are secured. He's in the "secure the border first, then amnesty" camp; see that link. He telegraphs that he'd support amnesty in the form of comprehensive immigration reform, saying "any comprehensive immigration reform plan must begin with increased border security". In other words, there really isn't that much difference between Johanns and the bill's supporter, Dick Durbin. Johanns is not, for instance, pointing out that Durbin would take college educations away from U.S. citizens to give them to illegal aliens. He just wants the border to be secure first.
Don't trust Youtube "debates".