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The truth about the DREAM Act

Claim:

Why do you want to prevent illegal aliens from going to college?

Summary:

Why do DREAM Act supporters want to take college educations away from U.S. citizens?

The Development, Relief and Education of Alien Minors Act ("DREAM Act") would give discounted college educations to certain illegal aliens. It's also a completely and explicitly anti-American bill that would devalue U.S. citizenship and encourage even more illegal immigration.

You can fight this bill - and completely discredit those politicians and groups that support it - by asking them some variation on the following:

Why do you want to take discounted college educations away from U.S. citizens and give them to citizens of other countries who are here illegally?

That's obviously a bit wordy, so here's an alternative, in the form of a question to a supporter:

Under the DREAM Act, some illegal aliens would take discounts away from U.S. citizens. What would you say to a U.S. citizen who lost out on a college education and who won't be able to go to college because of the bill you support?

The bill you support will prevent some U.S. citizens from going to college. How could any American support something like that?

If they try to say that no one would lose out, suggest that they're either lying or unable to think things through.

Let's say there are 1000 discounted tuitions available, and there are 1100 applicants for those tuitions: 1000 citizens and 100 illegal aliens.

And, let's say all those illegal aliens were selected for those discounts.

So, there are 1000 discounts, and out of those 100 went to illegal aliens and therefore 900 (1000-100) went to citizens.

That means that 100 U.S. citizens didn't receive a discounted education. In effect, illegal aliens took educations away from U.S. citizens.

In fact, for every discounted education that an illegal alien receives, there's one that a U.S. citizen doesn't get.

The DREAM Act - and similar state-specific bills - are explicitly anti-American and devalue the worth of American citizenship.

It's also a wonderful way to discredit those who need to be discredited. Please attend public events where its supporters speak, and ask them the questions above. Hopefully they'll seek other work or maybe even consider their citizenship options.

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