Just three months after the Senate immigration bill met its well-deserved end, amnesty advocates in the U.S. Congress resumed their efforts. Recently, Senator Richard Durbin (DIL) announced on the Senate floor his intention to offer the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act as an amendment to the defense authorization bill. The DREAM Act (S. 774) is a nightmare. It is a massive amnesty that extends to the millions of illegal aliens who entered the United States before the age of 16. The illegal alien who applies for this amnesty is immediately rewarded with conditional lawful permanent resident (green card) status, which can be converted to a non-conditional green card in short order. The alien can then use his newly acquired status to seek green cards for the parents who brought him in illegally in the first place. In this way, it is also a backdoor amnesty for the millions of illegal aliens who brought their children with them to the United States. What is less well known about the DREAM Act is that it also allows illegal aliens to receive in-state tuition rates at public universities, discriminating against U.S. citizens from out of state and law-abiding foreign students. It repeals a 1996 federal law that prohibits any state from offering in-state tuition rates to illegal aliens unless the state also offers in-state tuition rates to all U.S. citizens. On its own, the DREAM Act never stood a chance of passing. Every scientific opinion poll on the subject has shown over 70 percent opposition to giving in-state tuition benefits to illegal aliens. Not surprisingly, the DREAM Act languished in committee for five years after it was first introduced in 2001until the opportunity arose to hitch it to the Senates comprehensive immigration bills of 2006 and 2007. To understand just what an insult to the rule of law the DREAM Act is, it is important to look at the history behind it. Read the full article: A Sleeper Amnesty: Time to Wake Up from the DREAM Act | The Heritage Foundation --------------------------------------------------------- Americans must DEMAND the removal of illegal: aliens, immigrants, invaders, etc. No special treatment should be given these criminals regardless of how pathetic they act or look. These same people won't give a damn about poor Americans.