These children, who have received many years of education in our exemplary school systems and total immersion in the language of international commerce, will have a tremendous advantage over their peers when they return to their own country.
I do not hate illegal immigrants. I rather admire them for having the gumption to take risks to improve their lives, and I hope that I would be so bold under similar circumstances. But that does not mean they belong here, and their own countries sorely need them to improve life there.
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There are legal ways to come here for an education. The Dream Act rewards those who jump the line and says the way to get ahead is to break our laws.
There are also legal ways to come here temporarily or to immigrate permanently. But illegal workers are preferred by industry because it can pay them lower wages. This puts a further burden on our social services and promotes welfare dependency. We need to stop the employers of illegals.
Congress has promised tougher enforcement of the immigration laws before in return for amnesty for illegal immigrants. Now is the time for Congress to make good on that promise.