Is Mass Civil Disobedience Our Future?
Perhaps the greatest manifestation of civil disobedience today is the illegal presence of between 12 million and 20 million immigrants who broke into our country or are breaking the law by being here after their visas expired. PAT BUCHANAN
Establishment Republicans and Democrats are teaming up on Capitol Hill to bring back legislation that would give amnesty to hundreds of thousands of young illegal aliens in the United States.
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Sen. Dick Durbin (R-IL) are working on a replica version of the Obama-era “DREAM Act,” according to McClatchy, which has long been supported by Democrats and the Republican establishment.
When asked about working with Graham on resurrecting the amnesty legislation, Graham responded “We’re working on it. We’ll see.”
Under the legislation, the hundreds of thousands of young illegal aliens currently being protected by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, created by former President Obama, would be given legal status and potentially a pathway to citizenship.
Center for Immigration Studies Director Mark Krikorian told Breitbart Texas that if amnesty is being considered for the young illegal aliens, often referred to as DREAMers, then cutting down legal immigration levels should also be on the table.
“We’re talking about three-quarters of a million people included in this,” Krikorian said. “There’s got to be a legal immigration offset. The DREAM Act on its own is simply indefensible.”
Similar to what Breitbart Texas noted, Krikorian said the Trump Administration should review a trade-off for the DREAM Act where the GOP will support the bill if mandatory E-Verify and Sen. Tom Cotton’s (R-AK) legal immigration-slashing legislation, the RAISE Act, are passed as well.
Cotton’s RAISE Act is a favorite among immigration hawks and pro-American worker advocates, as it would cut legal immigration levels – where the U.S. brings in over one million foreigners a year – by 50 percent and dramatically reduce the number of Green Cards allotted.
Still, Krikorian says his fear is that the Trump administration and GOP are “going to give away the DREAM Act for nothing.”
“That would be a catastrophe,” Krikorian said.
Despite promises to shutter DACA, the Trump administration has not only not closed the backdoor amnesty program, but they have signed up new illegal aliens on the DACA rolls, which allows recipients to work legally in the U.S., as Breitbart News reported. Trump was pushed by multinational business executives like Steven Schwarzman of the Blackstone Group to keep the program running.
A 10-state coalition signed a letter vowing a lawsuit against Trump’s administration for continuing DACA, as Breitbart Texas reported.
Attorney generals from Alabama, Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Nebraska, South Carolina, Tennessee, Idaho, West Virginia, Texas, along with the Governor of Idaho, have signed the letter threatening a lawsuit over DACA. John Binder is a reporter for Breitbart Texas. Follow him on Twitter at @JxhnBinder.
SICK OF THE MEX FLAG
An American immigrant is not
someone supported by government funds in a "relocation" center; flown
over here at government expense; given a cash allowance, free housing, and
medical care; and then eased onto local public assistance: Section 8 rental
grants, food stamps, WIC, AFDC, clothes from one government-sponsored charity
or another, Medicaid, and public schooling, with free lunch and breakfasts and
even help with furniture. That's not an immigrant. That's a future Democrat
voter. ----- RICHARD F. MINITER – AMERICAN THINKER COM
Illegal immigrants in the state of Maine now have access to in-state tuition discounts to all state institutions of higher learning, according to a Saturday report from the Bangor Daily News.
Undocumented students in the state of Maine now have access to in-state tuition discounts which save students in the state an average of $12,000 per year. According to a spokesperson from the University of Maine, only undocumented students who have obtained temporary protections from the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program that began in 2013 are eligible for in-state tuition benefits.
According to the report, 429 undocumented students in the state of Maine have received “temporary social security numbers, work permits, and protection from deportation under DACA.” So far, 13 undocumented students enrolled at state institutions throughout the state had chosen to disclose their DACA status to administrators.
The admissions process at Maine colleges does not ask for the immigration status of applicants but does ask for financial information on the applicant’s parents in order to calculate a student’s eligibility for financial aid. According to the report, non-U.S. citizens are generally not eligible for federal financial aid.
The report in the Bangor Daily News profiles student Fernando Martinez, whose family fled El Salvador when he was four years old. Martinez became one of the first students under the federal program to receive in-state tuition in Maine. Martinez claimed that he was grateful for the system because his status as an illegal immigrant prevents him from applying for federal college loans.
“This is such a great thing,” he said. “It only makes sense … there are so many kids who would love to get this.”
Tom Ciccotta is a libertarian who writes about economics and higher education for Breitbart News. You can follow him on Twitter @tciccotta or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org