Perspective: Dream Act takes away from citizens

A few weeks ago Gov. Jerry Brown pushed forward the California Dream Act, which allows undocumented college students access to financial aid.

This sounds great. We can get these people educated and in turn get them better jobs.  There is no denying this, it would help these undocumented students.

Wake up California,  our state is out of money and has been for awhile.  Can we really afford another financial aid program right now?

Did we not just have summer session cut from our district this year?  This money could have gone towards funding classes that are now cut or to funding summer session.

Many opponents say it actually won’t cost that much.  Only 1 percent of the Cal-Grant’s budget would go towards this program.  This sort of reasoning is why California is near  $8 billion in debt, these 1 percent’s from irresponsible legislation add up.

Brown says the program will cost $14.5 million a year.  A senate committee says this program will actually cost $40 million a year.  Regardless, a bankrupt state like California should not be looking to spend more money.

Why are we rewarding illegal immigration?

The fact is, when illegal immigrants put their kids in our schools, they are robbing you and your kid’s education.

The money spent on illegal immigrant students could have been spent on yourself or your kid.  There are plenty of immigrants that are wait years to come here legally, shouldn’t they be getting these benefits instead?

The Dream Act does target students who say they want their citizenship, but the question is why didn’t they apply for legal citizenship before they illegally crossed the border.

The California Dream Act is completely unfair to students who came to this country legally.

Illegal immigrant students have made a mockery of our immigration laws then asking this state and this country for free handouts.

The time is now for California to reflect and look what is really important.

Your state government is choosing to cradle illegal immigrants while sending the education system to the dump.

Instead of helping others that weren’t supposed to be here in the first place we need to start focusing on helping ourselves.