Monday, November 29, 2010

God and the DREAM Act

It seems that some people don't think that God wants DREAMers to become U.S. citizens.  Be sure to read the comments on the article below:

November 23, 2010

TEXAS FAITH: What's the moral argument for passage of the Dream Act?

10:43 AM Tue, Nov 23, 2010 |  | Wayne Slater/Reporter
Dallas Morning News
Congress is considering the Dream Act, which would allow children of undocumented immigrants to go to U.S. universities. If it becomes law, each year some 55,000 youngsters who came to the United States illegally as children or who were born here to undocumented immigrant parents, would be allowed to go to university after completing high school. Currently, the children of illegal
[undocumented] immigrants can't enroll in college even if they went to elementary, middle and high school in the United States.

The issue of whether the children of undocumented workers should be admitted to universities and, if so, at in-state tuition rates is a hot one. On one hand, the youngsters had no choice in coming here. On the other hand, why should children here illegally
[without papers] get spots at state universities that might otherwise have gone to someone else? And why should they get tuition rates denied to an American-born student born in another state?

Critics call it amnesty. But that's a political argument. The more fundamental question is this: Is it fair? Is there a moral argument for Congress to pass - or not pass - the Dream Act?

Our Texas Faith panelists weigh in with thoughtful and provocative ideas. After all, said one panelist, "Moses was anillegal
[undocumented] immigrant whose Egyptian education equipped him to change the world." Read all the entries after the break.

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