September 21st, 2010
11:44 AM ET

Student's 'DREAM,' last hope rests on Senate vote

Yahaira Carrillo and other students take part in news conference promoting the Dream Act.

When Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said he would be introducing the DREAM Act and a “don’t ask, don’t tell” repeal as amendments to the defense authorization bill it sent shockwaves through political and immigration circles. Before those two additions can be voted on, the Senate must agree to close debate on the larger defense bill - something that may not happen.

GOP senators, in addition to frustrations with the possible “don’t ask, don’t tell” repeal, also dislike Reid's plan to add the DREAM act, an immigration-related provision to the defense bill.

The DREAM Act would create a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants who entered the United States as children. Under the bill, an individual would have to be of “good moral character” and either receive a college degree or complete at least two years of U.S. military service. Yahaira Carrillo is a college student who, while in high school, participated in Jr. ROTC, while dreaming of becoming a United States Marine.

“I wanted to be in uniform,” she told CNN, but she quit ROTC when a Captain-classmate warned that her undocumented status would bar her from joining the Marines.

The 25-year-old college senior is currently in deportation proceedings, but if the Dream Act became law she could earn U.S. citizenship.

“This is where I want to be.” Carrillo told CNN’s Dick Uliano. “I want to be here. I don’t want to be anywhere else.”

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  1. Lou

    The DREAM Act is written poorly and should be voted down.

    A 35 year old illegal immigrant can go to community college for 2 years and get his papers. THAT'S IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    If this isn't backdoor amnesty, I don't know what is.

    September 21, 2010 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hope

      FYI this is NOT an accurate statement.

      September 21, 2010 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Fine

      Lou,
      A 35 year old Illegal inmigrant needs to fullfill REQUIREMENTS!!!!!!!!!! This bill is for a very selected group of people that are very EDUCATED with a very CLEAN RECORD and many are even HONORS STUDENTS and GOOD YOUNG KIDS that could lover to serve in the military also!!!!!!

      Please stop hate, and you need to inform yourself first!!!!!!!!

      September 21, 2010 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lou

      uhhhh, tell me how this is false, please tell me

      a 35 year old with no record who fulfills all the lame requirements of being here since was 15 can go to community college for 2 years.

      Please tell me how I am wrong.

      September 21, 2010 at 12:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cordova1992

      It will give a chance for many students, who had no choice in being here but now want to be here, a chance for a higher level of education. Stop being selfish.

      September 21, 2010 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • McMorty

      I agree with Lou.
      The age range is too big, plus there are many colleges out there that just want the money and don't provide an education. Two years is not enough service to the military, perhaps 10 years. Plus there needs to be a provision that they would not qualify for govenment aid and the parents must return home and never be allowed to return to the US.

      September 21, 2010 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bob

      Apparently all the pro-amnesty folk think going to community college for 2 years is somehow hard. Every idiot stoner from my high school went to CC for two years and they are not productive.

      The community colleges will be flooded with illegals under 35 if this NIGHTMARE ACT passes!

      And please tell me how a "35 year old" is a child anyway. It's amnesty

      September 21, 2010 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • McMorty

      Cordova1992 nice job with the moron comment. I will send that one right back at you. If they can't speak proficiently in their native tongue, perhaps they are not bright enough to be in college or the military. We have already paid for their eduction in the United States and they do not legally have a right to remain here. I agree that it is cruel what their parents did to them, but that is not mine or any other US citizens fault. The United States is not their home.

      September 21, 2010 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Eric

      No he cannot Lou, he had to graduate from HS here, which means that he's been here for at least 20 years, he also couldn't have committed any felony during this period and he also will have to endure 6 years of probationary period prior to be given a green card (not citizenship). Before you let ignorant right wing pundits decide for you, read the proposal first and create your own opinion. The odds of someone 25 or older qualifying for this law are slim to none, and this is probably a compromise tool that will be very likely changed in the final draft.

      September 21, 2010 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dmf

      I'm not sure community colleges can handle an influx of students after the rise in students caused by the economic downturn. What would be the government's plan to ensure that community classrooms sizes remained reasonable and are they funding the influx of students with dollars for the community colleges to expand their teaching staff and classrooms?

      September 21, 2010 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • ikantraed

      THIS IS B S... NO AMNESTY FOR ILLEGAL ALIENS.. THEY NEED TO GO HOME AND APPLY FOR CITIZENSHIP OR FACE DEPORTATION!!! Reid you are slimeball for tacking this kind of nonsense onto a Defense funding for our troops!!! Reid you are gone this November!!! BYE BYE REID!!!! THAT COST YOU

      September 21, 2010 at 4:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Scott

      The Dream Act is nothing more than an amnesty bill in disquise. You may not know this, but when the children get their Citzenship, they can sponsor their immediate family (mothers, Fathers, Brothers, Sisters and Grandparents) and thise sposored who get citizenship can do the same. Harry Reid thinks that we are all stupid. GO SHARON ANGLE

      September 21, 2010 at 5:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • spiffypants

      @ Cordova1992

      Stop being selfish? You are kidding me. It is the tax payer who is going to pay for this. I see the selfish ones as a person who is willing to take other peoples money for personal gain, actually it is theft, unless the government is doing it. We should be working on bills the deter illegal immigration, not engourage it.

      September 21, 2010 at 5:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • spiffypants

      @DMF

      They don't have a plan. Its jam these bills though and we will deal with the consequences later. Hell, half the time they don't even read the bills so they have no idea what they are voting on other that if you vote against it, you are a DREAM crusher. Typically ploy in today’s political nonsense era. Just like the patriot act, if you are against it, you are not a patriot. Pure BS.

      September 21, 2010 at 5:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • SunnyC

      IN THE BILL IT CLEARLY STATES KIDS ELIGABLE FOR THE DREAM ACT CAN NOT RECIEVE FEDERAL AID FOR THEIR COLLEGE, YEP THATS RIGHT THEY HAVE TO PAY FOR IT STRAIGHT FROM THEIR OWN POCKET. SO STOP TRYING TO BRAINWASH OTHER PEOPLE INTO THINKING THAT TAXPAYERS ARE GOIN TO PAY FOR THEIR COLLEGE. IDIOTS

      September 22, 2010 at 1:09 am | Report abuse |
    • SunnyC

      AMNESTY IS WHEN SOMEONE IS GRANTED CITIZENSHIP RIGHT AWAY. IF YOU READ THE BILL IT CLEARLY STATES, THEY HAVE TO HAVE BEEN HERE BEFORE THEIR 16TH BDAY, BEEN HERE FOR MORE THAN 5 YEARS (AND THIS IS ALL BEFORE THA BILL PASSES, AFTER THE BILL PASSES LETS SAY 2010, EVEN IF A 15 YR OLD KID IS BROUGHT HERE 2011, HE IS NOT ELIGABLE ITS ONLY FOR THE ONES THAT HAVE ALREADY BEEN HERE) GO TO COLLEGE (NOT COMMUNITY COLLEGE) MUST BE BACHELORS DAGREE OR HIGHER, OR 2YR MILITARY SERVICE, THEENNN THEY HAVE TO WAIT IN LINE FOR 6 YEARS(CONDITIONAL RESIDENCY GREENCARD) NOT CITIZENSHIP. NO CRIMINAL RECORD OR ACTIVITY. THEN THEY CAN RECIEVE CITIZENSHIP. THAT IS NOT AMNESTY PEOPLE! THEY ARE WAITING IN LINE JUST LIKE EVERYONE ELSE. YEA Lou GET YOUR FACTS RIGHT YOU IDIOT

      September 22, 2010 at 1:18 am | Report abuse |
  2. Dawn

    These students did not make the choice to come here illegally. They are good people who have grown up as Americans in our communities and schools. Sending them back to their birth countries would be cruel, as they have no education in these countries' languages or cultures and may not have family there anymore. They want to be good citizens here, legally registered and contributing to society through study or military service. This bill just makes sense and there is no reason to oppose it.

    September 21, 2010 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • McMorty

      They speak the same language their parents do so they won't have any problems going back with their parents. Just think of all the good that these US educated youth can do in their home countries. Denying those countries of these youth would be cruel.

      September 21, 2010 at 12:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Soldier

      mcmorty you really consider US high school public education a "good" enough education that can make a difference in a third world country? Because thats the only level of education these students are able to to attain without the bill.

      September 21, 2010 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cordova1992

      "They speak the same language their parents do so they won't have any problems going back with their parents. Just think of all the good that these US educated youth can do in their home countries. Denying those countries of these youth would be cruel."

      Are you serious you moron? Most of them don't even know how to speak proficiently in their native tongue. They have completely assimilated to American life. Denying these youths an education in America is cruel. They have lived here all their lives. AMERICA IS THEIR HOME COUNTRY.

      September 21, 2010 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • McMorty

      Yes Soldier I do consider their free US education a good enough education. If they don't think it is good enough the let them go back to their home country and get a better one.

      September 21, 2010 at 12:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bob

      "Are you serious you moron? Most of them don't even know how to speak proficiently in their native tongue. "

      You are the moron. live in Los Angeles, and every illegal here speaks Spanish and so do their children.

      September 21, 2010 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • MichaelR

      Most American families can't afford to send their own kids to college, yet every illegal immigrant that enrolls in State College usually pays the in-state resident tuition $5,000 at State College – $11,000 at UC. So that means the taxpayers pay the other half of the cost of their college education – in California this would be approximately $12,000 per year for the illegal immigrants' higher education. If this bill goes through this would be hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants would be getting a college education on our dime, while that many Americans would be denied enrollment. The State colleges deny over 50% of students applying as is, this would be a tragedy for American working class students who would be denied a college education, by illegal immigrants who would then be rewarded with a green card. And the taxpayer gets to foot the bill. I'm sick of it. Tell your Senator to do some research on ADMIT RATES AT STATE COLLEGES

      September 21, 2010 at 5:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • MichaelR

      This bill makes no sense... there are no extra spaces at the colleges....hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants enrolling would mean American hard working students would be denied a college education.... at the State colleges, taxpayers wold have to $12,000 per year per illegal immigrant to subsidize their college education.

      September 21, 2010 at 5:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • spiffypants

      @Dawn

      It is also not the tax payer’s fault that they are here. You do realize we already subsidize close to half of LEGAL immigrants schooling. It other words, the tax payer is paying for half of legal immigrants student loans. Now imagine all of the loans that will be subsidized if this bill passes. The price of schooling is going to go up and your taxes will be going up, it's a double whammy. The US is not a land of unlimited resources. Who’s to say we even have enough teachers and schools for this to work. I bet the Fed hasn't even considered the blowback we will face if this passes. In fact, I bet they don't care what the blowback is. They are all about jamming these bills through with no consideration of future consequences.

      September 21, 2010 at 5:58 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Iris

    Lets hope the senators do the right thing and vote for the Dream Act it would benefit both dems & republicans and wouls change lives for the better as well as the enlistment numbers in the military plus its the human thing to do!

    September 21, 2010 at 12:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Brad

      how could we actually TRUST anyone in our military that dosen't have any real reason to be there like LOYALITY and LOVE OF COUNTRY when the only reason they would be in there is to get something they never deserved to begin with. this is just a poor atempt for the dems to try and get voters cause now that they have showed their true socialist facist colors the future of the democratic party is fast on the track to go the same raoute as the doodoo bird

      September 21, 2010 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Soldier

      Brad around 55% of the guys i speak to, true "americans" according to your own definition, are in the military for reasons other than loyalty and love of country, mainly monetary reasons but the most common of all, education. the exact same thing these kids are looking for, who are you to say who gets some opportunities and who doesnt, and JUST WHAT can you TELL ME about LOYALTY and LOVE OF COUNTRY, what you see a as romantic ideology in which you dream of, i actually have the guts to live.

      September 21, 2010 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Fine

    "Please vote for the DREAM ACT"
    There are many good and HONORS Students, who want and deserve to give back to the USA, they want to FIGHT for USA!!! THis bill will help USA Economy, Safety and it's Future!!!!!! Life is already way too Unfair, PLEASE, if we can Change the life for the better of many smart and bright good Young KIds, WE MUST DO IT for the USA and the world's better FUTURE!!!!!!!!

    September 21, 2010 at 12:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • MichaelR

      Does it ever occur to you that there are millions of poor AMERICAN kids who work very hard to get a chance a college? Illegal immigrant families need to move back to their home countries, stop moving their huge families here, stop competing for our jobs, stop competing for the few spaces available in our colleges, and don't attend taxpayer funded colleges. Go home.

      September 21, 2010 at 5:07 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Hope

    Support the DREAM ACT – support young men and women

    September 21, 2010 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • BryanWolf

      The problem is that if this to hashed out it "should not" be attached to the "don't ask don't tell bill." This is how they get bills Passed that might not stand on their own. Like prohibition was snuck in on tax bills and stated that permits had to be purchased yet none were issued.

      September 21, 2010 at 12:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Swamprattler

      NO!!!!!, illegals should be deported, and start over and apply legally. You must be a bleeding heart liberal socialist.

      September 21, 2010 at 5:13 pm | Report abuse |
  6. JS

    Yeah! Support Dream! Future leaders depend on the Dream Act. My best friend is a Pre-Med major good grades, her plans are to be useful in this nation by becoming a Doctor. She is currently in her senior year in University,but can't apply to medical school because of her status. PLEASE SUPPORT THE DREAM ACT!

    September 21, 2010 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • BryanWolf

      JS, If she is smart enough for College why can't she pass the Citizenship test?

      September 21, 2010 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Christian

      Do you really think that a citizenship test is all it takes? It practically requires a college education just to figure out the process, you almost always have to have family or a job before applying, then they may or may not approve you just to be a resident. Even if they do, there's a good chance that too many people from your country have already applied, and you still can't come. Keep in mind, even when the economy recovers, few employers would be wlling to sponsor someone who probably won't make it anyway.

      September 21, 2010 at 2:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • DREAM ACT NOW!!!

      Seriously, because of ignorance this size is the reason we can't progress!!! To think to just take a citizenship test will earn you your citizenship is all it takes... oh well you obviously aren't in that group.. GET INFORMED PEOPLE!!! Don't just make comments at random...

      September 21, 2010 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • MichaelR

      Does it ever occur to you that there are millions of poor AMERICAN kids who work very hard to get a chance a college, don't they deserve a chance in their home country, where generations of their family has worked hard to build and worked hard paying taxes? Illegal immigrant families need to move back to their home countries, stop moving their huge families here, stop competing for our jobs, stop competing for the few spaces available in our colleges, and don't attend taxpayer funded colleges. Go home.

      September 21, 2010 at 5:09 pm | Report abuse |
  7. JMEJIA

    IT'S TIME FOR A CHANGE . WE'VE WAITED TOO LONG . THE GOVERNMENT IS FULL WITH NARROW MINDED CONSERVATIVE POLITICIANS . THEY NEED TO REALIZE THAT FOR ONE THING THIS PEOPLE MEAN NO HARM TO THE COUNTRY , THEY ACTUALLY CONTRIBUTE TO IT IN ALL SORTS OF WAYS AND SECONDLY AT THE END WE ARE ALL A RESULT OF PREVIOUS MIGRANT GENERATIONS

    September 21, 2010 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Brad

      yah, these people contribute allright......they contribute to millions of dollars being shiped out of our country to support other places.....they contribute to hard working americans wages being lowerd......they contribute to jobs being lost.....they contribute to the drug trade here.....they contribute to our prisons and jails being over crowded.....need I say more

      September 21, 2010 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • idb

      You are so right, it is time for a change. Let's uphold the law for a change and kick all the illegals out.

      September 21, 2010 at 1:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • MichaelR

      Theree are millions of poor AMERICAN kids who work very hard to get a chance a college, don't they deserve a chance in their home country, where generations of their family has worked hard to build and worked hard paying taxes? Illegal immigrant families need to move back to their home countries, stop moving their huge families here, stop competing for our jobs, stop competing for the few spaces available in our colleges, and don't attend taxpayer funded colleges. Go home.

      September 21, 2010 at 5:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Scott

      It is because of bills just like this Amnesy in disquise, that come november there will be a lot more narrow minded cnservatives in washington. You can't fight 68% of Americans who think amnesty is wrong.

      September 21, 2010 at 5:32 pm | Report abuse |
  8. SYED

    Lets give people a chance who have been living here almost their entire lives Vote for Dream Act

    September 21, 2010 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • spiffypants

      You are dreaming. This bill will encourage people to hop the boarder illegally, people who have NOT lived most of their lives in the US. Oh, I know the argument. "They must prove they have been here..."
      There are plenty of criminal rings who forge papers, licenses and SS cards and a lot of illegal immigrants already know where to go to get them before they even get here...It's a big money making business.

      September 21, 2010 at 6:10 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Fran

    "When ignorance gets started it knows no bounds"

    Will Rogers

    September 21, 2010 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Lorenzo

    Not voting for the dream act would be like sending someone to jail for a crime his/her parent did. If the GOP dont vote yes for the Dream Act & DADT then there is no doubt THEY are the party of NO! and the Latino voters will remember in November!! The Latino Voters Will Remember in November!!!

    September 21, 2010 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bob

      Don't you have to be a citizen to vote in November?

      September 21, 2010 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • HernandezUSA

      So SICK and Tired of the RACIST members of "LA RAZA" threaten anyone who disagrees with them!

      You want to do Mexico a favor, get all the illegals to go HOME and take their money and stolen job skills and FIX their OWN Country and quick F>>ing up ours!

      September 21, 2010 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • MichaelR

      Illegal immigrant families need to stop breaking the law, and move back to their home countries, and take their children with them. If the kids want to enroll in college, do it in their home countries. We don't want to foot the bill for half their tuitiion at the State colleges, while they cause thousands of AMERICAN students to be denied a college education here.

      September 21, 2010 at 5:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • frontlineguy

      There you go again thinking all latinos think the same.

      September 22, 2010 at 4:12 am | Report abuse |
  11. A Person

    The Hillery Clinton version of the bill would have put drivers licenses into illegal immigrats hands without

    September 21, 2010 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
  12. illogicbuster

    Just checked with a friend who works for a Senator (committee chair). The "Deam Act" is DOA. FYI – Harry knew it never stood a chance but needed SOMETHING to help his flagging reelection campaign. Amazing how many people think that this is for real and NOT just a pre-election ploy...

    September 21, 2010 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Vic

    We can't afford the DREAM act. We can't afford universal health care, social security, unemployment benefits, etc etc. So how are we supposed to pay for this? Our own kids, our own citizens can't afford to go to college and yet here we are spending millions to legalize a small pool of people. At this time this country cannot afford to cater to the needs of small interest groups, we need to cater to the needs of the majority. We need to fix the housing market, we need to fix the unemployment rate, we need to fix the costs of higher education before we can address the issue of immigration. I am not racist, i am being realistic. It is sad because i understand a lot of these people are good people and deserve the opportunity to go to college and have a better life, but the reality is we just can't afford it.

    September 21, 2010 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Charles

      Afford what? The DREAM Act would give us more tax payers. Last time I checked, they bring in money.

      September 21, 2010 at 4:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ricardo Gutierrez Jimenez

      Vic. I am en illegal immigrant, came with my family when I was 14 years old, graduated from HS and obtained a BBA paying out of my pocket the estimated amount of 70,000.00 dollars. Had to work an avg. of 50 hours per week in order to afford college, had no social life for social life due to work and school. Graduated in 06 with a personal debt of 20k, worked illigallly (not in my field) for 3yrs to paid off my debt. August 7, I started working on my MBA, paying out pocket again. at the age of 27, I still strike for higher education at any cost. Do you really believe in people like me should not be given the opportunity to become legal resident of the US? what makes think we are gong to be an extra expense to the government when in the past, we never had.

      September 21, 2010 at 5:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • spiffypants

      Ricardo,
      The problem is, this country already subsidizes half of our LEGAL immigrants schooling (not counting public education which is 100% subsidized). The fed is taking over student loans in 2014 due to the healthcare bill. Once it is 2014, you cannot get a student loan unless it is through the federal government. Now, what is going to happen if we allow all these people legal status and must get loans through the Fed for schooling? Millions of more subsidizes schooling. It screws those of us who were legally born or went through the legal process to become legal. Our taxes go up every time something is subsidized, and every time something is subsidized, you GET MORE OF IT.

      If you are intelligent enough to get a MBA, why can't you go through the process of becoming legal? You expect the government (and citizens) to make an exception for someone who is fully capable of becoming legal through the process that is already available, but you don't. I do not feel sorry for you.

      September 21, 2010 at 6:56 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Sebastian

    Those who fought (or will fight) for this country willing to die for THEIR country (keep in mind that what they know as their country is the same place you and I call home), deserve US citizenship. They are willing to protect us, our freedom, our security, they deserve to be called "fellow countryman". I SAY YES FOR THE DREAM ACT.

    September 21, 2010 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • MichaelR

      The military doesn't need illegal immigrants, they have plenty of poor Americans enlisting during this recession, and we taxpayers don't need to foot the bill of thousands of illegal immigrants enrolling (and displacing AMERICANS) in the State college.

      September 21, 2010 at 5:44 pm | Report abuse |
  15. FreeTexan

    No. 1: Not valedictorians - or even necessarily good students.

    Any illegal alien who can manage to meet the minimum requirements to graduate from high school or get an equivalent degree meets the first test.

    No. 2: Primarily NOT teens or college students.

    The Senate DREAM bill allows you to be up to 35 years old!

    The House bill has no upper limit.

    No. 3: Don't have to have come when a child.

    An illegal alien can get this amnesty even if he didn't arrive in the U.S. until age 15. That's right - he can spend his first 15 years learning the language and culture of his home country and developing all kinds of ties there and then come to the U.S. and later claim need for a DREAM amnesty because he supposedly has no country to go back to.

    No. 4: Bill is open to gigantic fraud.

    The bill is written so that the 2, 3 or 4 million illegal-alien applicants only have to CLAIM to meet the criteria. They don't have to PROVE anything.

    The government has to build a case, one illegal at a time, and prove the claims on the application are false in order for the illegal alien to lose the amnesty. Can you imagine how many times that is likely to happen?

    No. 5: DREAM does nothing to stop the behavior that put teenagers into their situation. It leaves the jobs magnet in place.

    This amnesty has no enforcement measures at all. It allows employers to continue to hire illegal aliens, enticing millions more parents to bring their children here illegally and stay long enough for them to become high school students and demand another amnesty in a few years.

    No. 6: DREAM leaves intact the chain migration system that will allow these 2.1 million illegal aliens to eventually send for millions more relatives.

    Rather quickly, the amnestied illegal aliens would be able to get green cards for their parents. And millions of additional relatives would be able to start planning their applications and getting in line. This starts with adult siblings and moves on to aunts, uncles, cousins, etc.

    A large percentage of the illegal aliens in the U.S. today are extended family members of the illegal aliens who got amnesty in 1986 and also those in the six more-limited amnesties in the 1990s.

    Want to reduce our carbon footprint? Send the illegal aliens back.

    September 21, 2010 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bob

      your ignorance is completely astonishing while your closed, right-winged mind is equivalent to that of a 13 year old confederate going through puberty. Why don't you and FOX news do this country a favor and shut the hell up? I am a conservative republican, but the nonsense portrayed in your comment is simply alarming and uneducated. This country doesn't need the broken ideologies of extremist like you.

      September 21, 2010 at 3:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • HUSKERBRI

      Bob, another typical democrat reply, absolutly no substance in your message. Nothing but namecalling. Way to defend your argument. Republican: illigal imigragation is costing this country too much money. Democrat: you are a racist.

      September 21, 2010 at 3:40 pm | Report abuse |
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