Congress is poised to vote this week on contentious legislation carving a pathway to legal status for hundreds of thousands of undocumented students living in the United States.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Monday filed cloture on the DREAM Act, setting the stage for a vote as early as Wednesday morning.
Dynamics of immigration have changed drastically over the past century. In the early part of the 20th century, the work ethics of the poor Italian and Polish immigrants is now replaced by a self-interest-above-all driven group of illegal immigrants who openly defy our laws. Short of a blanket amnesty to 12-20 million illegals in this country, most of whom are here to not only better their lives but to milk the generous welfare state we have created, Democrats would love nothing better than bribing the youth of the modern day immigrants who are most likely to support their party, thus perhaps irreversibly tilting the electoral playing field towards their ideology.
This is a clear insult to every law abiding immigrant wannabe who has to wait years for an incompetent INS to clear their path towards U.S. citizenship. Moreover, if it clears both chambers of the legislature, and signed by the President, the DREAM Act is surely to become the Nightmare Act for anyone who believes that rewarding illegal behavior will only increase the magnitude of it.