I have a Dream Too!
Are Blacks Getting Screwed Again?
While everyone is busy getting ready for the holidays, the congress is secretly passing laws right and left. The one we need to be watching is the “DREAM ACT.”
The Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors Act (the DREAM Act) is a piece of proposed federal legislation. This bill would provide certain illegal and deportable alien students who graduate from US high schools, who are of good moral character, arrived in the U.S. illegally as minors, and have been in the country continuously and illegally for at least five years prior to the bill’s enactment, the opportunity to earn conditional permanent residency if they complete two years in the military or two years at a four year institution of higher learning.
Why should we care as black Americans you say? Well simply put, the scholarship money that would be deferred to these illegal aliens would be coming from money directly tied to our college money. Scholarships and grants that we (blacks/minorities) enjoy as legal citizens would be “redirected” to these illegal aliens and we would then compete for financial aid and other amenities given legal citizens.
In addition we would be adding more people to the workforce, when they get degrees and become legal and thus more competition for jobs and government assistance. We already loose out jobs to our Hispanic brothers and sisters as it is right now. How much more can WE afford to give? With unemployment in Milwaukee already at 53% for blacks, what do you think this DREAM ACT will do to help US? We are still waiting on our 40 acres and a mule, let alone jobs, and access to post-secondary education. So something has to give.
As Americans it should concern us because the DREAM Act then “green lights” for even more illegal criminals to come across the border, play nice for some years, or stay under the radar long enough to become legal and then bring in more cartels, more drugs, more crime, more people needing government assistance. Also remember they can’t work, they can only go to school or serve in the armed forces, so guess whose picking up that tab? And the feds are not the ones who will; this will be mandated at the state level. So family I ask you, is it racist of me to be more than a bit concerned that this DREAM will kill our Dream? Should we be taking in more people until we get our own house in order?