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The Dream Act students fall back into limbo….

Six months ago illigal immigrant students in the UD rose up to push for a vote on the Dream Act …..

That act would give them a legal avenue to gain citizenship along with moving along citizen rights for those serving in the US military with green cards….

That did not happen…..

Republicans, especailly thouse in the Southwest are deadset against ANY lessing of the laws against illegal immigration….Nor are they for any immigration reform….

 

We now have a situation where those students who ‘came out’…..

Have their names in public….

They have gone back to lives…..

Being silent underground American’s……

With only the government’s ‘unoffical hands off ‘policy as their umbrella….

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The president says he supports their cause, and immigration officials say illegal immigrant students with no criminal record are not among their priorities for deportation. But federal immigration authorities removed a record number of immigrants from the country last year, nearly 393,000, while the local police are rapidly expanding their role in immigration enforcement. Students often get caught.

Illegal immigrants also face new restrictions many states are imposing on their access to public education, driver’s licenses and jobs. And for those like Ms. Aguilar who came out last year to proclaim their illegal status, there is no going back to the shadows.

Republicans who will lead their party in the House on immigration issues say illegal immigrant students should not be spared from deportation. Representative Lamar Smith of Texas, the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, led the opposition to the Dream Act in December, calling it “an American nightmare” that would allow illegal immigrants to displace American students from public colleges.

Mr. Smith and other Republicans on the judiciary committee have pledged to block any legislation giving legal status to illegal immigrants, which they reject as amnesty for lawbreakers.

In the weeks since the Senate vote, many young illegal immigrants are grappling with the letdown after a campaign that mobilized thousands of them for sit-in protests, mock graduation ceremonies and text message blitzes of Congressional lawmakers…..

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February 8, 2011 - Posted by | Breaking News, Counterpoints, Government, Law, Media, Politics, Updates, Women | , , , , ,

3 Comments »

  1. Hello, Really great wonderful post. Thank you very much for your detailed information. Best Regards

    Comment by Kurt Gerock | February 9, 2011 | Reply

  2. The number of illegal immigrants living in the United States was virtually unchanged in 2010 from a year earlier but statistics suggest their population in Texas continued to grow according to new estimates from the Pew Hispanic Center. just because their parents are illegal immigrants and dont have Social Security numbers…… While illegal immigrant students pushed for the bill to improve their access to educa..

    Comment by Monex | February 14, 2011 | Reply

  3. These students did not provide documentation to determine their tuition status. They earned their seats. .Other students said illegal immigrants are breaking the law and should not be rewarded with college.. For every illegal person who is attending a public university thats another U.S.

    Comment by Monex | February 15, 2011 | Reply


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