Tuesday, July 5, 2011

More skin, please

Time flies.  It was 2 1/2 years ago when Obama was running around the country talking about "skin in the game."

The term implies shared sacrifice.  So I was thinking that there is a way to save the DREAM Act.  The problem is that the students and their parents lack "skin in the game."  The kids are innocent victims, brought here by their parents.

So...let's make mom and dad, the ones who chose to bring those innocent children here, pay for their mistake.  As part of the DREAM Act eligibility the parents must come forward and agree to uncontested self-deportation.

And the country of origin must bring some skin as well.  For every DREAM Act student, their green card quota will be reduced by one.  It's only fair.  They'd use it up anyway if they sent someone here to become a citizen.

And the students themselves must be taught some responsibility.  We don't want to encourage freeloaders, do we?  So, each student will incur a $30,000 student loan to be paid back to the high school district that educated them.

And they will be charged out-of-state tuition rates at the university.  After all, why should they pay less than a student from Montana?

I'm sure if Senator Dick Durbin would make those adjustments, he'd see all sorts of support for DREAM Act citizenship.

To recap the skin:
  • The parents must return home.
  • The country of origin loses a spot in the green card quota.
  • The student pays back the high school.
  • The student pays out-of-state tuition rates.

1 comment:

  1. And just what part of it is idiotic?
    May I remind you that Native Americans weren't here first. Like all borders, ours were established by conquest and/or treaty, sort of like Santa Ana and the Guadalupe Hidalgo Treaty. But I'm guessing you don't want to talk about that.