Why Not DREAM Help for U.S. Citizens Rather Than Illegals?

By John W. Lillpop

Good tidings of Joy as Democrats have shelved, at least temporarily, their insane effort to waste billions of taxpayer funds on the children of illegal aliens, who, by definition, are also illegal.

Following passage of the anti-American DREAM act in Nancy Pelosi’s House of Horrors on Wednesday, President Obama polluted the air waves with nonsensical drivel about the historic nature of the House vote.

The One was quoted as saying, "This vote is not only the right thing to do for a group of talented young people who seek to serve a country they know as their own by continuing their education or serving in the military, but it is the right thing for the United States of America."

The right thing to do, sir? Really?

Given the fact that DREAM rewards people for breaking and entering into our sovereign nation, thereby encouraging another 12-40 million invaders to follow suit, just how is that the right thing?

How in the world can a nation that claims to be a nation of laws, undercut those who follow the rules by allowing the cheaters to advance to the front of the line?

With all due respect, Mr. President, America owes exactly NOTHING to those here illegally. They have violated our borders and immigration laws and need to leave or be deported as soon as possible.

Instead of making crime pay for illegal aliens, why not demand that they return to Mexico, or other nation of origin, file the paperwork needed for LEGAL migration, and then wait their turn in line as millions of others are forced to do?

Why not give rule of law a chance?

By the way, Obama’s reference to illegal aliens as a “group of talented young people” brings up an interesting question: What about the millions of talented American citizens who could use $6 billion plus a year to further their education?

Think of the inner cities where African-Americans are stuck in the quagmire of poverty sparked by lack of education.

Why should the U.S. government waste a single penny on illegal aliens when there is such great need among U.S. citizens?

In addition, the Department of Homeland Security recently confirmed that it would be less expensive to deport all illegal aliens:

As reported, in part, at Oneoldvet.com

On December 3, Department of Homeland Security Assistant Secretary for Legislative Affairs, Nelson Peacock, responding to request from several U.S. Senators, including Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX), wrote: “Our conservative estimate suggests that ICE would require a budget of more than $135 billion to apprehend, detain and remove the nation’s entire illegal immigrant population.”

In July 2010, the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) released the results of a study which examined the costs of illegal immigration at the federal, state and local levels. The study found that U.S. state and local governments shell out $84.2 billion annually in various services (law enforcement, schools, social services, etc.), with California taxpayers alone, spending $21 billion on illegal aliens every year.

The same study found that $29 billion is spent every year in federal funds on illegal aliens.

So, while it would cost a one-time fee of about $135 billion to deport every single illegal alien in the country, it is actually a bargain considering the fact that it already costs us $113 billion annually to keep them here.

Time to scrap the DREAM foolishness and let the deportations begin!