‘Dream Team’ aids undocumented students

Erick Velazquillo came to the U.S. from Mexico at the age of 2. Now studying nutrition at a North Carolina community college, the 22-year-old hopes a “Dream Team” of young immigrants will help him avoid deportation.

In a Senate hearing on the DREAM Act, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said the administration would not issue a blanket amnesty to DREAM-eligible students.  However, she said “it really doesn’t make sense” to deport college students who’d be allowed to stay if the bill passes. Immigration and Customs Enforcement will focus its limited resources on immigrants who pose a threat to public safety, she said.

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  1. She must be kidding — it doesn’t make sense to enforce the law as it stands now if the law may change? I could make that argument about any law from double-parking all the way up to murder. So I guess the idea is that we shouldn’t enforce any laws.

  2. The DREAM act has no chance of passage in the Republican controlled house. Also, many of these students (who received a free education as a result of Plyler vs Doe (1982) also want to qualify for in-state tuition rates as well, should the DREAM act pass).

    There has been legal challenges to this issue, but each time, the courts have said that ‘lawful residents and citizens’ affected by this issue have no legal standing to sue in a court of law to stop states from allowing this practice (sounds asinine to me).

    Many of these students should have figured out that they (and their parents) were not in the country legally after a few years, but they keep holding out hope (ala the 1986 amnesty) that they’ll eventually be granted lawful residency and a chance at citizenship (what about all the other persons who legally apply for residency and must wait for years to immigrate, seems kind of unfair to me).

  3. SuperSub says:

    I have two family members that work for ICE. Most of the illegals that are caught inside the country are given court summons and then allowed to walk back out onto US streets, where they simply relocate and disappear.
    One relative worked as part of a tactical team that apprehended violent illegals, most of whom had already been arrested by local police and then released on bail. Of course, it was not easy reapprehending them because they, like the others, would simply relocate.

  4. Living here in Houston, I’ve seen how the revolving door works.

  5. Brittanicus says:

    Senator Sessions states: New DREAM Act is Worse than Before

    Senator Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), who serves on the Senate Judiciary Committee, has issued a statement highlighting 10 things Americans need to know about the newly introduced DREAM Act. On Tuesday, the Senate Immigration Subcommittee held its first ever hearing on the DREAM Act, but few Senators were in attendance because of conflicts with other committee meetings and votes on the Senate floor. Learn about the lies being published in the Liberal oriented press and that DREAM ACT is just part of a stealth Amnesty, which the open border heretics are trying to pass on the unaware public.

    Bombard Senate phone switchboard—202-224–3121 and House—202-225–3121, and inform them you will not be manipulated into another clandestine Amnesty, disguised as the DREAM ACT.

    In the release, Sen. Sessions said that the bill “would offer amnesty to over 2 million illegal aliens” and according to the Congressional Budget Office would add “more than $5 billion to the federal deficit”. 1. The DREAM Act Is NOT Limited to Children 2. The DREAM Act Will Be Funded On the Backs Of Hard-Working, Law-Abiding Americans. 3. The DREAM Act Provides a Safe Harbor for Any Alien, Including Criminals, From Being Removed or Deported If They Simply Submit An Application. . Certain Inadmissible Aliens and ALL Deportable Aliens, Including Those From High-Risk Regions, Will Be Eligible For Amnesty Under The DREAM Act. 5. Certain Criminal Aliens—Including Drunk Drivers—Will Be Eligible For Amnesty Under The DREAM Act. 6. Conservative Estimates Suggest That At Least 2.1 Million Illegal Aliens Will Be Eligible For the DREAM Act Amnesty; In Reality, We Have No Idea How Many Illegal Aliens Will Apply.

    7. The DREAM Act Does Not Require That an Illegal Alien Finish Any Type of Degree (Vocational, Two-Year, or Bachelor’s Degree) As a Condition of Amnesty. 8. The DREAM Act Does Not Require That an Illegal Alien Complete Military Service As a Condition For Amnesty, and There Is Already a Legal Process in Place For Illegal Aliens to Obtain U.S. Citizenship Through Military Service. 9. Despite Their Current Illegal Status, DREAM Act Aliens Will Be Given All the Rights That Legal Immigrants Receive—Including the Legal Right To Sponsor Their Parents and Extended Family Members For Immigration. 10. Current Illegal Aliens Will Get Federal Student Loans, Federal Work Study Programs, and Other Forms of Federal Financial Aid. This urgent information should be read by every American, who realize that illegal immigration is become out-of-control. For serious statistics, the true costs and the lies and propaganda from the Obama Administration go to http://www.NumbersUSA.com website.

    If you haven’t already done so, join your local TEA PARTY, as thousand of disfranchised Americans. This is possible the last chance to halt another mass amnesty or as the Liberal Democrats like to call it Immigration Reform. According to the Commerce Dept there are eight million foreign nationals with jobs, which should be in the hands of 13 million US workers.

    In a report recently by CBS News there are some disturbing statistics that millions of Black Americans are living with depression-era unemployment rates. Blacks are not the only ones hurting, while 8 million illegal aliens have jobs. Unemployment rates are high among almost every class of worker, especially among Citizens, permanent residence, of Blacks, Hispanics, and teenagers. So why is Left side in Congress, using their power to give passage to the Dream Act, that will snowball into family members gaining residence through CHAIN MIGRATION and even more financial problems? The truth is irrefutable, that our schools are overcrowded with illegal alien children, including a law that says anybody who crosses the border, flies in by plane or enters by ship must be given health care, no matter they are uninsured. These are mandated laws that have been approved by Liberal Judges. These are laws forced on taxpayers and individual States such as Arizona, Alabama, Georgia that are fighting back as every American State is suffocating under the relentless streams of illegal—ECONOMIC—aliens, coming here to pilfer the Federal and state treasuries.

  6. Brittanicus,

    You write,

    “If you haven’t already done so, join your local TEA PARTY, as thousand of disfranchised Americans.”

    My hat’s off to the thousands of disenfranchised Americans who have joined the Tea Party.

    In fact, I think only the disenfranchised should be members.

    My apologies if that sounds a tad exclusionary, but it’s high time we all stand up for what is right.