Sunday, June 17, 2012


Of course, there is some sympathy for those who have been brought here as children.  So, what’s to be done?

First, real immigration reform needs to address one of the flaws pointed out by democrats way back in 1994; does our immigration policy serve the national interest?

This “Family unification” or “Chain migration” does not.  Even Obama touts the importance of tapping the international talent pool for inventors, scientists and entrepreneurs.  What our current relative-based system does is insure that we are bringing in more high school dropouts with low skills to compete with our own poor.

So, we would shift to a points system to determine who should be given work visas.

Where the DREAMERS are concerned, we would expect them to return to their home countries and apply for legal entry.  We would allow them safe passage out of the United States as long as they had no criminal record.

And their visa request would be evaluated for their ability to serve the national interest.  This is where the DREAMERS would really shine.  They would have a good education already, courtesy of the American taxpayer; but let’s not be picky here.

They would have excellent English-speaking skills, which would give them extra points in the evaluation.

They would need to show a means of self-support here, which should be easier based on the sympathies and contacts from their years of living here.  They will compete with our own citizens, rather hard-hit at the moment due to the poor economy.

There would be two more requirements:
1)     Their visa would be part of the total pool of the visa quota from their home country.
2)     The real villains here (their parents who brought them here) would have to prove that they have returned to their home country as well.  That is their “punishment” for creating this mess in the first place.

So, these DREAM Act kids would have a built-in advantage in the points system.  They will have complied with the law and we have shown mercy at the same time.

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