FILE - In this Sept. 5, 2017 file photo, Yurexi Quinones, 24, of Manassas, Va., a college student who is studying social work and a recipient of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, known as DACA, rallies next to Ana Rice, 18, of Manassas, Va., far right, in support of DACA, outside of the White House in Washington. Colleges and universities nationwide are stepping up efforts to help the students who are often called "Dreamers," after the Trump administration announced plans last week to end that federal program protecting immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as children. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

By Stephen Dinan - The Washington Times - Monday, September 25, 2017

Two Republican senators are introducing a slimmed-down version of the Dream Act on Monday, hoping to offer a slightly more conservative option to grant a pathway to citizenship to hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants.

The legislation, from Sens. James Lankford of Oklahoma and Thom Tillis of North Carolina, appears to break with a number of the principles President Trump laid out, including still allowing chain migration while including no new security measures.

Instead the bill, which the senators have dubbed the Succeed Act, grants a long, multi-tiered path to citizen that requires illegal immigrants to prove they’re holding down a job, are pursuing a higher education or are in the military in order to stay in the program.

They would be protected from deportation from the beginning, but could only move on to permanent legal status and eventually citizenship if they continued to meet benchmarks, including paying taxes and proving they haven’t landed on the public dole.

That is tougher than other proposals already floating around.

The senators said they believe their bill “deters future illegal immigration” and prevents chain migration” — though it was not clear how it would achieve those.

The legislation would delay the point at which Dreamers could sponsor family, but once they are full citizens they could still petition for legal status for their parents — often the very people who brought them to the U.S. illegally in the first place.

It’s unclear how the bill fits into the developing debate over Dreamers.

Already, several bipartisan versions that are slightly more generous have been introduced.

But GOP leaders — including House Speaker Paul D. Ryan — have said any bill must go beyond mere legal status, and also include security and enforcement measures that would prevent another wave of illegal immigrants in the future.

Mr. Trump has gone even further, saying earlier this month that the eventual solution should block chain migration.

The Lankford-Tillis legislation does, however, underscore the appetite among many Republicans to figure a way to grant Dreamers full citizenship rights.

Long the most sympathetic figures in the immigration debate, many Dreamers are deeply invested in the U.S., including having attended top colleges and graduate programs, or served in the military. They are usually seen as blameless victims of their parents’ decisions — which is why allowing them to be the anchors for their parents to eventually claim legal status irks those who want to see an immigration crackdown.

Immigrant-rights advocates, meanwhile, said Mr. Lankford and Mr. Tillis were being too strict by making illegal immigrants wait too long before being able to claim citizenship, and to sponsor their parents and other family for legal status as well.

Frank Sharry, executive director of America’s Voice, also objected to a provision that would require Dreamers to agree to be deported if they break the terms of the legalization program.

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“None of these provisions are applied to other groups of admitted immigrants. Why, then, does this bill send this group of young Americans to the back of the bus?” Mr. Sharry said.

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Refugee Complains:
‘Too Many Laws’ In Western World

 During a recent interview with local media in Australia, a Sudanese refugee and mother of six suggested that the Australian government deserves the blame for her eldest son’s propensity for crime.

According to Nine News, Asha Awya’s eldest son is an unemployed gang member who has spent time in prison. Instead of pinning the blame for her son’s actions on him, however, Awya feels the Australian government deserves it for passing “too many laws.”

She said so during an appearance last week on the Australian program “A Current Affair,” where she also appeared to slam actual Australians for allegedly not making it easy for refugees to assimilate.

“They (her kids) came from a very traumatized environment, and coming to Australia, trying to fit in with the religion and the friends around them at school, is very challenging,” she said. “We have all these laws, so it’s just very confusing, and I feel sorry for the kids because they don’t know how to deal with this.”

But that’s not all. Awya also complained that the government provides her with too little money.

“The Centrelink money is not enough,” she said, referencing a welfare program operated by the Australian government’s Department of Human Services.

“Sometimes I cut some of their entertainment,” she added, saying in effect that she sometimes stops handing out allowances so as to reduce her costs.

And this, she believes, only serves to incentivize her son’s desire to commit crime.

“If mum always not giving me money, there’s no pocket money, then maybe I have to find a way of stealing and get my own money,” she said, articulating what she believes goes through her son’s mind.

So even though the Australian government graciously (and perhaps naively) allowed this Sundanese woman to migrate to the country, she basically resents this same government because it refuses to lavishly provide for her and her family’s every single need, including their desire for entertainment.

Behold the perfect example of a spoiled-rotten, ungrateful refugees, ladies and gentlemen.

You know, the media often accuse those who criticize their respective governments for allowing refugees to flood their neighborhoods of harboring racist views. If only it were that simple.

Many Westerners, including your truly — a citizen whose family immigrated to the West from India over three decades ago — take issue with the behavior of refugees.

Besides making nary an effort to assimilate, many refugees wind up on welfare, eschewing hard work and effort for a life of government subsistence and oftentimes a life of crime as well.

Now, consider what Awya told “A Current Affair” and answer me this: Is it really “racist” that Westerners such as yours truly prefer that migrants such as her remain in their own country instead of being allowed to migrate to ours?

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