Argument: DREAM Act undermines integrity of US immigration laws

Issue Report: DREAM Act


Heather MacDonald. “Trust Reason, Not Emotion, on the DREAM Act.” National Review Online. November 18, 2010: “DREAM Act beneficiaries are certainly the most sympathetic category of amnesty candidates, and opponents of the act have been accused of hard-heartedness. Yet the act indisputably encourages and incentivizes more illegal behavior. It continues to send the message that the U.S. is not serious about its immigration laws, but will always eventually confer the same benefits on people who break the law entering the country as on those immigrants who respected American law.”