Sunday, June 24, 2012

The Dream Act is all in the news again... and like last time, I had a few words to say about it.

Hit this LINK!~.
Go 'head, it won't hurt ya...

My opinion has not changed...

Neither has the image of the Dream Act poster child being a High School valedictorian, 4.5 GPA, who has just finished a tour of duty in Afghanistan with the 82nd Airborne.
(For every 'poster child' there are 999 in Orange County jail that we could do without... I'm just saying...)

Toss the imagery, folks, and deal with the facts:
If you were raised in this country, and it's the only land you have honestly known, you are an American.

If the law says otherwise, then the law needs to change.


Brian said...

The poster children are more common than you might think. I knew a woman who was hauled out of her workplace (a lab) in handcuffs by the INS.

And that was how she found out she'd been born in the Philippines.

(Turned out her parents had been using a false SS number and birth certificate her entire life. They told everyone--including her--that she'd been born in the US. I think she managed to stay, but not without a lot of time and money involved...pretty shitty payback for a crime your parents committed when you were an infant 25 years earlier.)

So yes, the law definitely needs to change. And in the meantime, I have no problem with Justice exercising some prosecutorial discretion, particularly if in doing so they avoid arbitrary cruelty. They have limited resources, anyway.

Gino said...

a lab? and she was not the custodial crew?

hey, yer world is dif from my own,... that we know.

in the OC, we get all the child molesters, gang bangers, and rapists.
the valedictorian in our schools is always the child of viet refugees., even in a school that had only two viets.

Gino said...

and Flips dont count, as The Act was written with mexicans in mind.