Washington — Yesterday, the House passed the DREAM Act which would provide a path to legalization to children of undocumented immigrants who enroll in college or serve in the military. Naturally, most Republicans opposed the measure.
It’s “a nightmare for the American people,” said Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX). “It insults American workers, American taxpayers and anyone who believes in the rule of law.” One GOP congressman even said it’s unfair to “non-minorities.” “So those voting for this so-called DREAM Act are voting to relegate the position of non-minority American citizens to behind those who are now in this country illegally,” said Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA).
Glenn Beck picked up on this theme on his radio show today. Misreading the provisions of the bill entirely, a caller said, “I’m going to need to prove that I’m an illegal alien so I can qualify for the in-state tuition” (of course, current law allows an American citizen to qualify for in-state tuition).