A nightmare

Dear Editor:This is in reply to Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard's column ("Roybal-Allard Pushes for Dream Act Approval," 12/2/10) This would allow what she calls "numberless young people" getting citizenship who are here illegally if they serve in the military, go to college for two years or, it has been suggested, work for the government for two years. Just what we need, more government employees. Before embracing this Dream Act so quickly, I'd like the congresswoman to give some sort of numerical figure as to how many "numberless young people" we're talking about. It isn't like the disputed figures are a couple hundred. It's in the thousands. No one knows how much money the taxpayers would be expected to pay for this. Do we have enough colleges to accommodate them? Enough teachers? Will the classes be in Spanish or English? Would they take precedence over our American-born students? What if they aren't college material - what if they drop out? In a recent letter to Roybal-Allard, she wrote me back and said she was committed to securing our borders and that she favors a comprehensive approach (translation: we're going to pretend to do something while allowing as many people as possible to enter illegally to assure we get more votes). How gullible does she think we are? It seems to me that I've heard that song before? What a pitiful job those in power in D.C. are doing. What pitiful excuses they give for not doing what our laws require. Roybal-Allard, this is not a Dream Act for U.S. citizens - it is a nightmare. -- Elsa Van Leuven, Downey

********** Published: December 16, 2010 - Volume 9 - Issue 35