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Sowell, a paid political policy writer who has gotten wealthy selling rightwing propaganda is on a roll attacking progressive policies whether or not he makes any sense. He is not a serious thinker, just a muck raker, creating muck to rake.
The DREAM Act (acronym for Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors) is an American legislative proposal first introduced in the Senate on August 1, 2001, by Dick Durbin (D) and Orrin Hatch (R). It is a bi-partisian issue that is in the best interest of America. We get to keep young people who are educated and promising tax payers and future citizens. This is hardly a Constitutional crisis.
The Dream Act would provide conditional permanent residency to certain illegal residents of good moral character who graduate from U.S. high schools, arrived in the United States as minors, and lived in the country continuously for at least five years prior to the bill's enactment. If they were to complete two years in the military or two years at a four-year institution of higher learning, they would obtain temporary residency for a six-year period. Within the six-year period, they may qualify for permanent residency if they have "acquired a degree from an institution of higher education in the United States or [have] completed at least 2 years, in good standing, in a program for a bachelor's degree or higher degree in the United States" or have "served in the armed services for at least 2 years and, if discharged, [have] received an honorable discharge".
It is childish for Sowell to attempt to ridicule President Obama's work requirements for welfare recipients. When the economy is stuck as a result of diliberate inaction on the part of an obstructionist Republican dominated House of Representives and jobs are difficult to come by for many, then encouraging people to increase their job skills is a legitimate endeavor. Sowell, it appears, would rather they starve and beg in the streets as he offers no alternative, but he is not paid to do that, only to ridicule.
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