We need to ask ourselves, “Is this fair…or not?”

It appears to us that the most controversial intended legislation is being written up by those who share the ethnic and/or racial background of those who are trying with everything known to humankind to advance their status here while being illegally in the United States.

Please don’t misunderstand our thesis; we are merely stating that reform is the process of negotiation and compromising to each party concerned in the reform. In this particular matter of the DREAM Act or more pithy, the Studying Towards Adjusted Residency Status or STARS Act, aims to give those illegal immigrants who came to this nation before they were 16 years of age a means of earning – again at whose expense – a four year college degree and residency status.

Sisters Daniela and Dayana Pelaez joined Congressman David Rivera (same person who faced indictment) at North Miami Senior High School Saturday morning to announce that the Studying Towards Adjusted Residency Status (STARS) Act will be filed in a few weeks.

“Daniela will be there with me, in Washington, in the House of Representatives with me to submit what I’m calling the Daniela Pelaez STARS Act,” Rivera said.

The bill will allow undocumented immigrants who arrived in the United States before the age of 16 the opportunity to adjust their residency status if they earn a degree from an accredited four-year institution of higher education and meet certain criteria.

Rivera said he was inspired by Daniela to draft the bill and has spent the last two months finalizing the language of the STARS Act. In less than two weeks, valedictorian Pelaez will be lobbying for a bill she helped write.

“We’ve been here for a long time, we were raised here, and we deserve to stay here,” Pelaez said as her classmates stood behind her in support.

The Colombian sisters were granted a two-year reprieve in March and since then Palaez has inspired and pushed for the STARS Act.

“I’m very proud and honored that my path has started something and I’m actually making a difference and my community, my classmates who started it all, this is the fruit of our labor,” Palaez said.

The STARS Act will allow youth that attend a four-year university to apply for a five-year extension and eventually earn legal status.

Many advocates say the bill is a different and more tailored version of the controversial DREAM Act, short for the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minor Act.

Under the DREAM Act, undocumented immigrants that arrived in the U.S. before they were 15 years old must complete two years of high education or two years of military service. It is not required that they graduate.

Palaez is going to Washington D.C. with her sister and lawyer on May 30 to support Congressman Rivera and garner support for the STARS Act.

She will attend Dartmouth College this fall and plans to study medicine.

The following is a comment left at MSMBC News- Florida – with concerns of this ridiculous STAR program.

“Too damn bad! We’ll blow him, all his “stars” and his illegal’s outta here! We’ve supported these invaders while they got educated, fed and housed on OUR dimes…and PLENTY of ’em! Most of them go onto college, also at OUR expense and major in law or political science. They fully intend to change our laws to suit them and we WILL NOT HAVE IT! Got it?”

Yes ma’am! Your point is well-stated and in this case well-received. Why do you suppose that today’s illegal immigrants feel no sense of remorse or culpability for their actions which I might add you espoused rather succinctly in your comment? What I make reference to is that I have yet to meet one illegal immigrant of the age demographic as these who are demanding yet another entitlement, without even acknowledging what they’ve already received? You are absolutely correct in your accusation that these individuals have been supported while the received free education; most illegal’s are on some type of food benefit program not to mention that it was mostly them who have gone underwater regarding their not so qualified homes now in foreclosure.

Other Matters of Interest:

Illegal Alien Employed at New Jersey Airport for 20 Years

Newark airport security supervisor, Bimbo Olumuyiwa Oyewole, a Nigerian national used the name of a murder victim to hide his illegal alien status for twenty years.

His arrest came on the day a federal report found the Transportation Security Administration‘s handling of security breaches at Newark Liberty International deficient. Had the Legal Workforce Act, H.R. 2885, been enacted, the no-match provisions would have detected Oyewole.

We have been complaining for years (search archives) about the nonsensical Visa Lottery that literally gives whoever for whatever a reason to move to the U.S.A. The Visa Lottery Program is managed by the Department of State, which awards up to 55,000 permanent resident visas a year to applicants from countries with relatively low rates of immigration to the United States compared to other countries, based on data from the previous five years. The visa lottery grants visas based on pure luck to people regardless of family ties, skills, education or to the United States, exposing this country to national security threats such as espionage, terrorism, and criminal refuge. The bipartisan Barbara Jordan Commission in 1995 recommended the elimination of the lottery, since it serves no national interest.

A study by Rutgers University released in October 2009 found that while the U.S. is still producing enough skilled graduates in core STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) disciplines to fill industry needs, many highly qualified U.S. students in STEM fields leave the “pipeline” from STEM college major to STEM career possibly based on perceptions that STEM careers are highly susceptible to off shoring. In other words why hire someone directly out of college when the government can use the Visa Lottery or category H-1 visas to get the workers they need?

What is your answer to Greta van Susteran’s question on her show, On the Record; has the U.S. government gone wild? 



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2 Responses to We need to ask ourselves, “Is this fair…or not?”

  1. Patrick Gage says:

    Some may go to college on our dime, but considering how much educated people add to our economy, I see no problem with that. In fact, I think the DREAM Act should be extended to all illegal immigrants. If you dedicate time and energy to getting a degree from college, I think that you deserve at least permanent residency. Overall, illegals add to our economy, and at the very worst, they cost us a negligible amount. Take Social Security. Every worker that is an illegal pays into that system, and yet, they never see those benefits. I’m not Hispanic and yet I fully support immigration reform, and *gasp*, amnesty. Illegals add to our economy. If you don’t believe it, I suggest a book to you: “Let Them In” by Jason Riley. It convinced me even more of my previous opinion about illegals.


    • Jon-Paul says:

      Dear Patrick:
      You have constantly stated your exposition that “…illegal’s add to our economy…” Now without grabbing Jason Riley’s book, please allow us to know what it is that prompts you to say that. I have no doubt that illegals add to the economy; however, unless one is ready to look at the downside (what they are taking away as well) then I am convinced that reform is something that could end up by the wayside.
      For example: Although we have written extensively about the income tax loopholes that DO exist for children of illegal aliens; please see today’s post, paragraphs number 5 (In a press report…) and number 7 (four billion dollars per year equals 10 million per day…) and then try and rationalize what you refer to as a “negligible amount.”
      Moreover, these amounts are nowhere near the amounts of capital that is consumed by our emergency rooms as well as foreclosures and other than sending 80 percent or more of their incomes back to their place of origin, yes Patrick, there exists a downside risk to the notion of allowing permanent residency. Finally I suggest that rather than reading a book on a particular social issue that no doubt has had a great impact on you…try reading a book along the same lines that may argue a different way. Please as a guest of mine, give numbersUSA a perusal.


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