Comments: Harry Reid Filed for Cloture on DREAM Act?

So you think there should be no path to citizenship? Even for kids or people who join the military? Really?

Posted by Ro at October 23, 2007 08:03 PM

Ro, if the kids joined the military, they can gain citizenship AND a GI Bill.

Therefore, the DREAM Act is still not necessary.

I called and faxed both my Senators! Mikulski and Cardin - both embarrassments to Marylanders and the US Senate as a whole!

Posted by Aaron Arnwine at October 24, 2007 05:47 AM

I completely disagree, there's nothing that proves the "next" group will just be granted a legal status. These are kids who are willing to help our country by either getting an education or joining the military. These are stories of kids who grew up in the states and are as American as their peers with the exception of having a US birth certificate. Many of these kids are well educated and strive for a better future, why not help those who deserve it the most.

Posted by Cynthia at October 24, 2007 12:49 PM

Cynthia, from personal experience, I've been fighting a 500 bill from University of Maryland because even though I live and paid taxes in the state for two years, they said I needed a Maryland driver's license. So I couldn't afford the out of state bill of $5000 for the semester of four classes and dropped them all.

But because I did it on the second day of classes, they say I still owe them the OUT OF STATE surcharge for dropping late of 10% - $500.

Please explain why illegal aliens should get instate tuition when I cannot. Will the dream act pay for my fee?

NOT.

And it is not "noble" to come to this country and want to be educated. It's called stealing. They should be thankful for the 20 grand taxpayers spent to educate them through high school for free.

ungrateful brat bastards.

Posted by aaron at October 24, 2007 07:19 PM

so aaron, you dropped the classes late and are now trying to weasel out of paying the fee?

if you lived in maryland and paid taxes why couldn't you get a driver's license? according to the maryland dmv you're supposed to get one within 60 days of arrival if you've moved to maryland from another state.

these children did nothing wrong. they were either brought to this country without being able to consent to the decision or were born in this country. why shouldn't they be eligible for the same benefits as citizens when they too were born here? and shouldn't the brave men and women who serve in our armed services be granted the same benefits despite their immigration status? i mean, they did sacrifice for their (OUR) country.

Posted by steve at October 24, 2007 07:25 PM

Cynthia: Your rhetorical question of who is more American? A person born here is. (However, the spate of anchor babies calls that into question and should urgently be redefined).

Speaking for myself only, a Denaina indian from Alaska- I am MORE American than a person not legal no matter their age or how assimilated they may be. See the logic? If I went to Mexico and made a case that I had assimilated well there, now give me a bunch of rights, (or else). Quite laughable.

It may seem to some a hardened view to some but I resent our prior generous spirit being "played" by bathos and unclear, sentimental blather.

Posted by legalonly at October 25, 2007 11:30 AM