REFLECTIONS

Posted on December 22, 2010

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FAILURE OF A DREAM

Five GOP senators ensured the failure of the Dream Act, and they shouldn’t even think about spouting the hollow words of “compassionate conservatism.”  These five senators were leaning for immigration reform, but they stayed pat with the Republican block.

Our nation grants “amnesty” and  “probation” to rock stars, pro athletes, politicians and drunken drivers for much greater crimes than having been brought to this country as children by parents who simply wanted the best for their offspring, just like the rest of us.

There were plenty safeguards in place in the bill to ensure progression to honest-to-God American citizenship0 for kids who know no other country, and in whom we taxpayers have already invested for their education and health care. It implemented  a long and difficult path to citizenship.

This was a step in the right direction to resolving our immigration problem

Many of us welcome their citizenship and their future contribution to our great nation and celebrate their successes. Hopefully the Senate will reconsider and pass the Dream Act in 2011.

Don’t give up, kids. Many of us are crying with you today.

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