Obama’s State of the Union: DREAMing On
Published on January 25th, 2012
Predictably, President Obama used his State of the Union forum to reiterate his well known DREAM Act support. Although the DREAM Act is too toxic to mention by name, especially in an election year, Obama said:
“…let's at least agree to stop expelling responsible young people who want to staff our labs, start new businesses, and defend this country.”
The President's callous comment insults American kids who have their own dreams and would happily start new businesses if they could get into college and afford to pay for it, two increasingly elusive goals.
The DREAM Act allows illegal immigrants to get a shot at scarce freshman slots and pay less for the privilege even though university tuitions have gone up annually during the last several years nationwide.
He mentioned the equally poisonous “comprehensive immigration reform” only in passing, a sure indication that he realizes it has no chance.
However, on the undeniable connection between excessive immigration and 14 million unemployed Americans, President Obama remains either dense or severely handicapped by his indefensible commitment to increasing or eliminating the H-1B visa cap.
During the Obama Administration’s three years in office, they haven’t given the slightest indication that the ratio between jobs and incoming immigrants is 1:1. Each legal immigrant immediately becomes authorized to work and can automatically compete against American citizens for the few jobs that may become available. The Obama Administration touted 3 million new jobs created without mentioning the 3 million legal immigrants who arrived since his administration began.
Beyond the issues of major concern to CAPS which are immigration, jobs and overpopulation (about which nothing was said), President Obama’s excessively long speech consisted of boilerplate political rhetoric stressing the importance of bipartisan cooperation, tax reform, revitalized foreign policy, affordable college educations, assistance for struggling home owners and other familiar themes. [Complete coverage provided by the White House here]