With the Dream Act shot down, the question is this, what should we do with kids of parents who came to the U.S. illegally. Good question.
Many of these kids came to the U.S. when they were young children, but not always. We have kids who come to the U.S. when they are older teenagers, with their families.
But for the sake of argument, you have a child who comes when they a small child, say 5 years old. By the time they have graduated from college, they have received an education from kindergarten on up to 12th grade. That is about $100,000 worth of free education that they did not pay for. If they have received free lunch, that is almost another $7000. That's just education. Then if they have received any emergency medical care, social services and other government benefits and that can add up, depending on the family. Further, if a child is in special education, the education cost can easily double or triple.
Even if the family paid taxes, and I doubt if many do, that doesn't come close to what the American and local taxpayers have given to this child.
So, by the time the child has completed high school, the child has received quite amount of taxpayer money and now, with the Dream Act, they feel they are entitled to more. Look at the Las Vegas Sun article: "Anaya, who was born in Mexico and came to America as a child, was directly impacted by Tuesday’s vote against the defense bill. She had hopes of attending UNLV on scholarship but now won’t be able to.
“We finally had something. We could have done something about it, but it was just shut down,” she said. “My heart sinks. I told my mom I thought this would go through; we were doing so much.”
And this from a CCSD teacher: "A Spanish teacher from the West Career and Technical Academy, Elizabeth Campbell, said many of her students would benefit from passage of the DREAM Act.
“When you think about kids who have been here five years or more, they don’t have a life to go back to anywhere else,” Campbell said. “We’ve already invested thousands of dollars in these kids’ education; let them work. Let them pay back. They’re American.”
Umm, no, they are not citizens of the United States. But I do agree, let them work, let them pay their expenses back.
But, what should we do with these kids. Sending them back to their country of origin is not the answer but neither is giving them amnesty.
If a parent is caught committing a crime, seeking social services or free medical care, the parent and kids need to be deported.
If a child commits a crime, they have to be deported, regardless if they spent little time in their country of origin, they go back.
If a child and their family stays out of trouble, then let them stay but make them go to the end of the line in getting citizenship and as Harry wants, pay a fine, pass a test, learn English and pay back taxes.
If Harry wants the above, then he should do the same with kids of illegals. Why does he want to something different with the kids of illegals?
No, the kids of illegals should not be allowed to be in the military to gain citizenship. The military doesn't want them because they are breaking the law, whether it is their fault or not. Just think, what would happen if a child of an illegal enters the military and takes the spot of a citizen. That would be outrageous.
So, to the kids of illegal parents, sorry your parents are selfish and decided to break United States law. But you have to face the consequences of what your parents. Don't get mad at Congress, get mad at your parents.
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