California’s initial version of the “Dream Act” for illegal immigrant college students is signed into law.


The first installment of the “Dream Act”, California style, has been passed…   Tho’  this version apparently does not directly require that tax payer monies be spent on the financial aid for college students who are not citizens, it does permit private financial institutions to provide educational loans and assistance to illegal immigrants and forbids the same organizations from taking into consideration that the recipients of such college assistance are not citizens…

Some worry this law will make it more difficult for citizens to receive similar assistance from the financial institutions, and  that this is another step toward using public monies in scholarships for illegal immigrants, particularly during this time of economic difficulties…

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Illegal Immigration — deal with it incrementally, not massively


The rhetoric continues…  Will or will not the Justice Department investigate Arizona?! 

It’s a mess, because the federal government has allowed it to become a mess through the years, and blaming Arizona and anyone who criticizes illegal immigration is non productive, and adds to the mess…  Citizens and illegal immigrants alike do not need nor deserve the dilemma nor the drama…

The president would like to pass not an incremental law dealing with illegal immigration, but an expansive one because Latino groups have influence over him — they favor an expansive one, and they supported him in the last presidential election by significant numbers… 

But he could begin to solve the problem incrementally, in a logical sequence, without a massive program all at once — as he did with the Healthcare law (healthcare now held in contempt ?):

  1. Secure the borders, all borders, so that illegal immigration will be stopped there, from then on.
  2. Pass laws to (heavily) penalize employers who hire new illegal immigrants…
  3. Pass laws to permit young people to work here legally —  children  of illegal immigrants who attended school here and graduated from high school and/or college here (Bipartisan, “The Dream Act”?).

 After having dealt with the above at the same time or with one of them first, then sometime later with the others, he could press on:

       4.  lastly, deal with illegal immigrant parents and other illegal immigration issues…     

Will these issues be dealt with and completed before the November elections?  Highly unlikely…  Is this issue an easy one to solve?  Yes, mechanically…  Politically?  No!

There are also the issues of legal immigration problems, but that has its own complexities…