"In fact, Dream Act requires that applicants have 'good moral character' and are not 'deportable for various criminal offenses.'"
It doesn't matter whether the illegals eligible for citizenship have good moral character or not. An illegal immigrant is an illegal immigrant: he doesn't belong here under ANY circumstances. But the DREAM Act creates a "path to citizenship" for illegal immigrants who entered the U.S. before the age of 16, have lived here for 5 years, and either serve in the military or attend college. The bill also prohibits the government from deporting anyone who has even filed an application for the program. This essentially gives amnesty to anyone who applies regardless of whether they actually qualify for the act's protections.
"Dream Act appears to allow for termination of conditional permanent resident status if applicant fails to meet "good moral character" requirement. "
But the DREAM Act would allow applicants to sponsor their immediate family members for a green card. While current law prohibits sponsorship of illegal immigrants living in the United States, this leaves open the possibility that they could fraudulently, through falsified documents or other means, sponsor their parents who are in the U.S. illegally-creating an even larger amnesty. Where's the 'good moral character' in that? Like I said: illegals are illegals. THEY DON'T BELONG HERE AND SHOULD ALL BE DEPORTED, NOT GIVEN AMNESTY!!
"In fact, according to IPC, Dream Act 'creates a separate program for students' and does 'not compete for visas with other applicants for legal permanent residence.'"
Even so, the DREAM Act would immorally and non-sensically reward illegal aliens for violating federal immigration laws. It would encourage more illegal immigration by sending the message that the United States does not take its immigration laws seriously.
"In fact, Dream Act does not grant in-state tuition benefits to unauthorized immigrants, but rather leaves that decision to the states."
That doesn't change the fact that, whether the decision is made by the state governments or the federal government, the DREAM Act provides additional slap in the face to law-abiding Americans by OFFERING in-state college tuition to illegal immigrants, while legal students in the rest of the country would have to pay out-of-state tuition rates. MMFA is a bunch of anti-American pigs for defending such a bill.
"In fact, Dream Act would allow eligible immigrants to apply for 'conditional permanent resident status.'"
Translated: it provides them amnesty, if not now, then later.
Immigration issues should not be in a national security bill, and neither should FCC Regulations, Debt Ceilings, ANWR drilling, or anything that isn't related to the issue at hand. Unfortunately, both Republicans and Democrats have historically made a habit of this, especially Democrats. For example, last year's defense bill, The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010, expanded federal hate crime laws to include crimes motivated by a victim's "actual or perceived gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability." What did that have to do with national security? Answer: absolutely nothing.
If that wasn't bad enough, Democrat Senator Roland Burris went so far as to sponsor an amendment that would allow the use of military facilities around the world for "pre-paid" abortions.
According to a September Gallup poll, only 18% of Americans approve of the job Congress is doing. Harry Reid's shameless hijacking of the defense bill for his (unfortunately successful) reelection purposes is exactly why the American people have such a low approval of Congress. As Mitch McConnell rightly declared (albeit ironically given his not-so-conservative history):
"It’s time they put the liberal wish list on the shelf and focused on the priorities of the American people."