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Obdicut (Now with 2% less brain)11/04/2012 6:22:41 am PST

re: #305 Lidane

The GOP objection to the DREAM act is repellent especially because it actually restores some sanity to the immigration process. Immigration is a very tricky subject philosophically. While the ultra-liberty-loving side of me says that everyone should have the ‘right’ to try to make it in the US, the practicality is that we couldn’t accept the flood of people who’d just like to be here. Already, though, practical reality selects a sub-population: people who manage to get here. The DREAM act starts very small, just legitimizing the children who came here without documentation, if they don’t get into trouble and make something of their lives through education or the military.

Why on earth would we not want those kids as citizens? We are always going to take in immigrants, so why not take in kids who grew up in America and show that they’re making something of themselves?