Republican Offers Dream Option for Illegals

Stephen Dinan, Washington Times, May 30, 2012

Wading directly into the thorny immigration debate, a key House Republican on Wednesday introduced the GOP‘s first version of the Dream Act in this Congress in a bill that would give a select group of high-achieving illegal immigrants the chance to become U.S. citizens.

Rep. David Rivera, Florida Republican, said his bill is designed to help students who likely had no say in their family’s decision to come to the U.S. illegally but who have studied hard enough to get into college.

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“This legislation can make the American dream a reality for young people like Daniela who through no fault of their own are prevented from realizing their full potential in this land of opportunity,” Mr. Rivera said.

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In the past, some Republicans have joined in pushing for passage of the Dream Act—but GOP support cratered after 2010, and Republicans interested in working on the issue instead have vowed to come up with their own versions.

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Mr. Rivera‘s bill, which he named the Studying Towards Adjusted Residency Status Act, or Stars Act, would apply to students who were brought to the U.S. before age 16, who received their diplomas, kept out of trouble and were accepted to four-year colleges or universities.

They would be eligible to apply for a five-year visa to stay and study in the U.S. If they graduate from college, they would be able to apply to stay longer and be put on a path to citizenship.

Mr. Rivera’s bill is far more narrow than Democrats’ Dream Act, which would grant legal status to those at least into their late 20s. The Dream Act would set a much lower education standard—often as low as having enrolled in several college-level classes—and also would apply to illegal immigrants who pledge to join the U.S. military.

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The issue had become so toxic that Republicans have shied away from it for the past 18 months; but several Hispanic Republicans had vowed to try to come up with a version.

Mr. Rivera was the first to write legislation, and Sen. Marco Rubio, another Florida Republican who is viewed as a rising star in his party, has said he will do the same.

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  • White people are the most EVIL,VICIOUS, RACIST, PSYCHOTIC, BIGOTED, NASTY, SMELLY, MEAN-SPIRITED, DISCRIMINATORY, IGNORANT, UNGRATEFUL, XENOPHOBIC people in the world; yet it is an absolute DREAM to escape one’s brown/black hell hole to come live with us!

    • Church_of_Jed

      The “too White” Kennedys brought them here so that you wouldn’t notice how segregated is the Kennedy Compound in Maine.  Have you ever seen a photo of a Kennedy, esp. Ted, with a Diversity next to him  on the family yacht?

  • Church_of_Jed

    The coming wars in Amerika will be ethnic. Whites will be attacked by the Mexican majority for refusing to pay property taxes to fund schools, hospitals, housing, meals for non Whites who either came here illegally, or were brought here because they were NON White.

    Kevin MacDonald emphasized the point that people will refuse to pay when too much of the benefits go to out groups.

    We should refuse to pay now, because everything is being consumed by Diversity.

    The biggest surprise for Whites in the future will be when they realize too late that institutions, laws, and constitutions written by Whites will not be sustained, obeyed, or enforced by colorful Diversity.

    Remember Wilmot Robertson.

    “Diversity is a hate crime against White privilege.”

    -Rev. Jed DeValleyism, “God told me to tell you that,” 2009

    • I credit Kevin MacDonald for waking me up to race reality.  I read some of his stuff that was posted on Rense.com and I was hooked.

      • alastairabbacle

        Did you also fall down the paranoid Libertarian rabbit hole, and end up on this side of conservative race realism?

        I think Rense.com is designed to channel conspiracy minded folks into traditional conservatism. There is no way the sites owners still believe all that stuff….

    • “The coming wars in Amerika will be ethnic. Whites will be attacked by the Mexican majority for refusing to pay property taxes to fund schools, hospitals, housing, meals for non Whites who either came here illegally, or were brought here because they were NON White.”

      I have long agonized over what I know is coming…  After a lifetime of service to my Republic, I find it sold down the river to illegal invaders.

      Those whites and others who are pushing for the genocide of whites in America should be (censored).

      No matter how old I am, no matter how decrepit I am, when the balloon goes up, I will stand with my kinsmen against the Golden Hoard- into the breach, one last time.  I will be happy to go to my ancestors, knowing I stood against the rising tide.

      The one mistake I have made in my life, my one regret, is that I should have done more for my kinsmen when I was in my prime.

    •  Yes I agree and I’ve said it before.  People should avoid paying taxes in order to starve the Federal government.

      • Celestial_Time

        You should always remember that it’s not necessarily what you don’t do or what you don’t support that wields the most power and drives meaningful change. It’s what you DO support that propels a vehicle toward drastic change. It’s basically the same principle that dictates why most boycotts fail against bigger corporations.

        • Cyb

          check out giavellireport.com for several articles on the need for one free state so that we can move there en mass and avoid the taxation 

      • Church_of_Jed

        Now, we are all stuck in Zero Equity homes and can’t move. Diversity wiped our our mobility, which is a key component of White privilege. Wealth destruction falls most heavily on Whites, because we are the majority, and the Diveristy Curse Czars know that.

        Post White privilege Amerika will come with consequences, felt by us first. This ain’t America no mo’.

  • ncpride

    Do those stupid White ‘Republicans’ get it yet? While they shake in their boots and wring their hands on issues such as the border and illegal immigration, these hispanics make them more irrelevant every year. How much longer do they think it will be before they completely take over their ‘good ole party’ and start passing laws totally in favor of and for thier ‘own people’ which is NOT YOU White man! Every one of those White Republicans had rather hand over this country to invaders to keep from being called a RACIST……Gutless, cowardly, spineless, pathetic, useless traitors, ALL of them.

    •  The Republican “conservatives” exist solely to “conserve” the gains made by the psychotic liberals.  They work hand in glove together to tear down Western Civ and the White race.

      • Celestial_Time

        To conserve nothing or a negative is essentially a nothing or a negative. The absolute best you can expect from them is to maintain the status quo.

        The Republican party exists to support the Republican party. Once the minority threshold is eclipsed, they’ll possibly be worse than the Dems when it comes to carving up and selling America to their favorite minorities.

  • Johnny Reb

    Somebody has to explain to me how you can have something called a high achieving ILLEGAL immigrant.

    Isn’t that a moral contradiction? Like saying someone is a high achieving drug dealer . . .

  • These fools must actually think that the only opposition to the DREAM Act is on policy wonk nit-picking basis.

  • MissBonnie123

    This is why I will NOT vote Republican. They too have sold out our people. And notice that the above article mentions Hispanics who are behind this Dream Act. Of course, we all know that this has nothing to do with the fact that the majority of illegal aliens are Hispanic, right??? They are certainly not involved in this legislation because it benefits their own kind, right???

    We Whites really need to be thinking of voting outside of the two-party system because each party is contributing to our downfall. I am not sure how to motivate White people, but we have to figure out a way before we end up having NO rights in a country founded and established by our race.

    • Celestial_Time

      “This is why I will NOT vote Republican……….We Whites really need to be thinking of voting outside of the two-party system because each party is contributing to our downfall. I am not sure how to motivate White people”

      You are well on your way helping to motivate people, whether you realize it or not. You just have to stick to the quoted meme.

  • OT, but this is why I think Taiwan will willingly reunite with mainland China in the near future.  Either way, we shouldn’t spill the increasingly precious blood of white men over the question of which kind of Chinese people get to rule over an island full of Chinese people.

    • Kurt Plummer

      QD,

      >>
      OT, but this is why I think Taiwan will willingly reunite with mainland China in the near future.
      >>

      China is 97% Han Chinese.  Taiwan is 97% Han Chinese.  What does the abhorrent nature of an AMINO (American In Name Only) existing as part of a -caucus- of like minded rather than -like nationed- voting block within our Congress have to do with that problem?

      If whites don’t interbreed with blacks/mestizos etc. we will be cut out of whatever pie slice that they get for themselves.  If blacks and mestizos breed like rabbits -and- invoke family reunification to bring all their other 3.2++ TFR relatives in as citizens, the pie itself gets smaller as more and more resources are dedicated to supporting the likes of welfare and HUD homes for a society whose _real_ outlook on life is a direct mirror of what we see IN MEXICO (South Africa, Pakistan, Somalia…).

      It makes no sense, unless you are deliberately trying to drive the entire planet towards a Malthusian Event of such epic proportions that you are literally enablig the locusts to eat themselves to death.

      On our emaciated corpses.

      You _never_ want to give pride of place to a population that cannot control their own reproduction.

      Ever.

      Blacks, Asians and Latin Americans have proven to be exactly this threat.  As long as they act this way, ingratiating infiltrating themselves into our world only to breed ‘like normal’, once here, they are a threat to the entire human population of this earth.

      Africa just passed 1 billion people, despite AIDS.  Despite Ebola.  Despite Malaria.

      By 2060, they will be at 2.7 billion people.

      Mexico City is the third largest in the world with some 20.4 million people.  Yet over half of that benighted metropolis’ population lives in the Colonias and Cuedades Perdida shanty slums.

      http://www.ucl.ac.uk/dpu-projects/Global_Report/cities/mexico.htm

      If every white rolled over and gave up the ghost tomorrow, these people could not sustain themselves.  They would breed unto extinction.

      Liberals are either so head-in-clouds oblivious to such innate racial inferiorities of self control as much as intelligence that they -never ask why- such problems exist.  Or they are deliberately trying to destroy themselves.  And take us down with them.

      It really is _just that simple_.

  • Misguided sheep.  You KNEW all along
    ONCE Republocrats go hispanic

    You’d better plan YOUR
    emigration…

  • alastairabbacle

    Well, it is better than the Democrats bill:
    “Mr. Rivera‘s bill, which he named the Studying Towards Adjusted Residency Status Act, or Stars Act, would apply to students who were brought to the U.S. before age 16, who received their diplomas, kept out of trouble and were accepted to four-year colleges or universities.”
    “Mr. Rivera’s bill is far more narrow than Democrats’ Dream Act, which would grant legal status to those at least into their late 20s. The Dream Act would set a much lower education standard—often as low as having enrolled in several college-level classes—and also would apply to illegal immigrants who pledge to join the U.S. military.”

    This may screen in the “White Hispanics” to enter the USA, which is not as bad…

    • Both bills are horrible and I do not want either one! I am sick of these La Raza traitors in our government, intent on rewarding those who violated our sovereignty because they share the same ethnicity. In addition, I’m certain these “students” would then be able to sponsor their illegal invading parents, which is nothing than another backdoor amnesty under the guise of education.

  • alastairabbacle

    “The problem, as everyone here well understands, is that multiracialism for White nations has, in all cases, eventually lead to the genocide of those who are White.  ”

    Lebanon came to mind, as the Maronite Christian minority, basically White, was once a majority.  Now the country is dominated from Southern invasion by Shiite Muslims, teeming uncouth masses….
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1860_Lebanon_conflict

    Any other examples of when Whites becoming the minority, then being slaughtered?

  • SarahConnor

    What do these people not understand about the term “illegal?” Stupid Repubs this is not gong to help them with votes. Let Mexican Daniela go reach her full potential in her country –Mexico so my White American soon to be college grad son can get a job!

    Argh–I live in La Raza AZ where the border moves 2 ft. north each day–I don’t feel one whit sorry for these people.

    Plus I wonder how do these illegals live here for 20 years since I don’t seem to go a day without having to show ID for something!

    • Haven’t you heard Sarah, asking a Hispanic for identification – especially an illegal invading Mexican- has been deemed “racist and mean spirited.” In those rare instances were they must show identification; the Mexican Consulate has come to the rescue, (with the full blessing of our government) issuing Mexican Consular identification to their illegal invading La Raza. This will ensure that no illegal invading Mexican will be without identification.

  • crystal evans

    I personally think that these illegals are the most selfish group of people that I have ever seen. They believe that they have rights that they really do not have since they do not have the right to remain in the US. The only right they have is to return to their countries of origin and apply to immigrate here legally and wait their turn. They seem to think that students like themselves should not be deported. As far as I am concerned, they should be getting no breaks at all from any state. They should pay out of state tuition and not qualify for any form of state funded financial aid. They should only be eligible for private scholarships or other private aid.

  • Ha, good let the student stay and deport the rest of the family.

  • Diamond_Lil

    We don’t need any more illegals majoring in Chicano studies. This is what they study here in CA.  Then they obtain a  job at a non-profit advocacy organization to agitate against our laws and our citizens.  Deport and cut off all entitlements.

    •  Even worse, many go on to get jobs with the State of California, handing out our tax dollars to their illegal invading brethren. Many state agencies (especially those tasked with providing social services) are staffed with the offspring of those who violated our sovereignty. Their loyalty will always be with La Raza!

  • NM156

    Hey GOP, if this even makes it to the floor for a vote, whitey will stay home on Nov. 2. The imaginary gains you expect from pandering to Hispanics who don’t belong here are far outweighed by the whites you ignore for no reason. After Obama’s out, the GOP needs to be overwhelmed by white working and middle classes and purged of their neoconservative non-conservatives.

    • Major

      We definitely need a new political party that represents the White race. The crud have theirs…it’s called the DemRat Party. The “R’s” are too chicken to take it on the chin or learn who they should represent.

      Time for a WASP or WEAP…White European American Party.

  • ageofknowledge

    I have a dream. I dream that all the illegals would go back to their own countries and stop mucking this one up.

  • Robert11110

    This legislation could be and probably will be crafted to not have any upper age limit so therefore anyone could apply for it.  What’s more is once they become legal they can sponsor any number of relatives to come over here, including their parents who are in the country illegally anyhow.  Anywhere from 15 to 30 million illegals we currently have could easily swell to 150 million or more very quickly and they would all be legal!

  • xthred

    Racist twats.

  • Joshua50

    This is not simply a case of illegal immigration, it’s a full-scale
    invasion with the sole intention of displacing White Americans. They
    let us know this a few years back when their frothing at the mouth
    radicals began attacking Whites, burning our flag, attempted to
    establish Spanish as our national language, and openly stated their goal of reclaiming the Southwest region of our country that we supposedly stole from them.  La Raza did not condemn
    their actions, but simply said: “NOW is not the time”.. Read into that what you may.

    Solution: 1) Seal our borders 2) Stop any further immigrations 3) Deport all illegals including their anchor babies, and lastly 5) present Mexico with the bill!

  • Lou

    Yes, Rubio the star… Looking out for the interests of HIS people.. This is so pathetic, I mean really.

    • MissBonnie123

      Yes, Hispanics ALWAYS focus on the interests of THEIR people. This is why it is vitally important that White people realize this truth and NOT vote for Hispanic candidates.

      We need candidates who focus on OUR interests.

  • Lou

      Greedy, materialism and socialism are destroying us.

    You said that to a guy with a name of, right wing SOCIALIST, lol ..

  • MissBonnie123

    “This legislation can make the American dream a reality for young people like Daniela who through no fault of their own are prevented from realizing their full potential…”Mr Rivera said.

    Here we go again. We Whites must care for the brown-skinned children and give them benefits which they are NOT entitled to in our country.

    Also, note how Mr. Rivera infers that the brown-skinned young people should NOT be held accountable for their parents’ illegality. I agree, although they are still NOT entitled to a college education in our country.

    However, if we should not morally and legally hold these children accountable for their parents’ transgressions, how come is it that White children today are being held accountable for their ancestors’ transgressions? Our White children are being taught that they are guilty because of activities that took place over a hundred years ago, and they must be punished today. For example, they are blamed for the loss of land of the Mexicans that we won through war–even if their White ancestors were NOT in America during the Mexican-American war!

    The Latinos love to create these double standards.

  • mobilebay

    Keep electing Hispanics and they will keep trying to bring every other Hispanic south of the border into our country. I know I harp on it, but I keep comparing this invasion to WW ll. Imagine, if you will, this nation today suddenly transported to Dec 7, 1941. I think our government would have waved a white flag, cowered in the corner and promised the enemy citizenship. What a crazy time we’re in. What happened to the spirit of ’76 and 1941?

    • Robert11110

      There’s a widespread lack of patriotism in this country anymore.  Not many people care about the future of this country, only what they can get out of it.  It’s really bizarre.  Any other nonwhite nation in the world would balk at allowing this demographic transformation to take place in their own countries.  I can’t put my finger exactly on what the source of the problem is.  European derived peoples are suffering from some kind of spiritual sickness.  People aren’t taking care of themselves, there’s rampant obesity, widespread homosexuality, moral bankruptcy, poor work ethics, cultural rot and a decaying family structure.  Looking back 30 years it’s almost unbelievable we’ve arrived at this point.  People don’t even look the same they used to which makes me wonder if a large number of certain phenotypes have either left the country or died off.

  • ageofknowledge

    The obvious and right perspective here is they aren’t citizens and need to be deported back to their countries of origin. Their anchors can go too.

    All this does is drive up the growing student loan bubble that’s going to pop in the future like all the others have and the taxpayers will get to pay the cost. The taxpayers will get stuck paying for both their own education and the illegals who aren’t going to pay back their student loans.

    Our politicians, once again, have no problem spending our money on other country’s citizens.

  • Robert11110

    My take on this is that I don’t think either party wants another amnesty.  Sure, they might fall over each other proposing legislation and wooing Hispanics but in the end they won’t deliver.  The establishment GOP’s thirst for wage slaves has put several formerly red states in the purple column and possibly turning blue in the near future like Florida, Colorado, Nevada, North Carolina and Arizona.   Texas is maybe 10 years from falling into Democrat control and any amnesty would accelerate the loss of power in those states and speed up the takeover of Texas in a matter of a few years.  These exploited workers are also filling the rolls of the Communist/Socialist power blocs which are attacking capitalism and biting the big business wing of the GOP in the behind. The Democrats had solid control of the presidency and Congress before 2010 and yet they failed to pass amnesty.  Why?  I think it’s because alot of black Congressmen are sitting in districts that have large Hispanic populations and once these people have citizenship they can vote in their own people and that will result in a loss of black political power.

  • DREAM or STARS, it must be opposed to the bitter end.  EVERY incentive for illegal immigration must be denied and removed.  No matter how migh-minded this attempts to sound, it is stil an incentive for illegal immigration.

    I despise Obama and even more, Eric Holder, but if Rubio offers this and Romney takes him and VP, I will not vote for Romney.

  • Major