DECEMBER 06, 2010
As it pushes the lame-duck Congress to pass an amnesty bill, the White House claims that legalizing millions of illegal immigrants will help the U.S. economy, support military troops and make the nation smarter.
In its desperate attempt to convince Americans that the soon-to-expire Congress should approve the contentious DREAM Act, the White House compares the measure to a popular Chinese herb known to improve cognitive function. Like Ginkgo Biloba, the DREAM Act will make the country smarter, according to the No. 1 argument on a White House list titled “10 Reasons We Need The DREAM Act.”
Scheduled for vote in the U.S. Senate this week, the DREAM Act offers illegal aliens a pathway to citizenship if they obtain an American high school diploma and enter college or the military. It also provides heavily discounted tuition at the nation’s public colleges and universities, leaving U.S. taxpayers with a monstrous $6.2 billion annual tab, according to a recent study of the tuition subsidies that will be provided under the law.
Most Americans resoundingly oppose the DREAM Act, which not surprisingly has the strong support of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano who says it will help “separate the bad guys from the good guys.” In a last-ditch effort to sway public opinion, the White House issued its laughable argument for enacting the amnesty bill, which it refers to as a “common-sense piece of legislation” to help “those brought to the United States as minors through no fault of their own.”
Besides, “Uncle Sam says the DREAM Act supports our troops,” because it represents an opportunity to expand the recruiting pool, according to the White House. The economy boost theory comes from a study conducted by a notoriously liberal
Evidently, the folks in the Oval Office ran out of creative ideas to advocate for the amnesty law because the No. 10 reason is…drum roll….”It’s the right thing to do: ”It’s just plain common sense and it’s the right thing to do.” Sounds convincing, doesn’t it?
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