Can Tim Padgett propaganda encourage even more illegal immigration? (DREAM Act)

The DREAM Act is an explicitly anti-American bill that would allow illegal aliens to take discounted college educations from U.S. citizens. Corrupt newspapers and "reporters" have offered a long line of propaganda pieces - called around here PIIPP - in support of the legislation. That propaganda is invariably strongly biased towards the Act and rarely if ever mentions its downsides.

Now, here's one in magazine form, from Tim Padgett of Time ("Can Two Kids Alter Immigration Law?", link):

When teenage brothers Juan and Alex Gomez were awakened at dawn on July 25 and arrested by U.S. immigration officials, they simply became two more among the thousands of kids who get snared in deportation dragnets along with their parents. But this week Juan's Internet-savvy high school friends in Miami have turned his case into a cause celebre in Washington - and even if the brothers eventually do get deported, the publicity they've garnered may well boost the passage of a federal immigration bill that would keep other young people like them from suffering the same fate in the future.

Their parents brought them here as toddlers on a tourist visa, which they overstayed. One would imagine that if there were any mitigating circumstances - such as the parents applying for asylum or similar - they would have been mentioned. Since they aren't, perhaps Padgett could have asked their parents what they were thinking. Oops: that's not part of the PIIPP playbook. I've yet to see a PIIPP where a "reporter" asks the parents whether they feel they have any sort of responsibility.

The rest of the article follows the playbook, using euphemisms like "undocumented" and false statements like "the current anti-immigration mood on Capitol Hill". See PIIPP for several past examples highly similar to this one.

But, give Padgett some credit. He manages to offer one (yes, just one) sentence alluding to the possibility that some might have some objections to that which "reporter" Padgett clearly supports:

Critics call the DREAM Act - which was part of President Bush's failed immigration reform package and is now a stand-alone bill - just another amnesty reward for lawbreaking.

Even that contains a half-truth: what failed was legislation written with the input of several others, not just Bush. Surely, a real reporter would have offered more than one sentence with the downsides, right?

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All of this evil is about "Cause Celebre", the system needs third world people here for its dismantling of this once Great Nation, the people who are doing this evil are out in the open but no one wants to see the facts of this evil being done.

Dream Act for who? the Drug Dealers of the third world and Mexico City?

_I've yet to see a PIIPP where a "reporter" asks the parents whether they feel they have any sort of responsibility._ If they did, it wouldn't be a PIIPP, where the whole idea is to omit or downplay or euphemize into incidentalness any facts or logical reasoning that might get in the way of a straight appeal to emotion. All PIIPPs are blandly absurd in this way, but this one is a bit worse than most: _The boys, meanwhile, grew up as Americans and excelled at school — especially Juan, who mastered 15 advanced-placement courses at Miami's Killian Senior High School and almost aced the SAT before graduating this past spring. Because the law denies benefits such as in-state tuition to undocumented immigrants, the Gomezes could only afford community college for their sons — but both were determined to earn college degrees._ Let's think about this for a moment: we're supposed to believe that a Hispanic who "almost aced the SAT", did the Advanced Placement thing, and presumably (?) had excellent grades as well -- i.e. is the kind of kid diversity-crazed Ivy League schools drool and compete over, wooing with fistfuls of grant and scholarship cash -- ended up in a JC because his parents had no money?

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