Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., the ranking member of the Committee on the Judiciary, issued late last week a list of “Ten Things You Need to Know About S.3827, the DREAM Act.” The list, which contains several misleading items, was picked up and distributed by at least one Florida tea party group.
The document calls the DREAM Act “amnesty,” and says among other things that the law would benefit undocumented immigrants over U.S. natives, as well as allow criminals to obtain a path to legal permanent resident status.
The DREAM Act has generated a lot of debate — immigration research centers like the Migration Policy Institute and the Immigration Policy Center have published information on the impact of this proposed legislation.
Session’s document has been published by a variety of commentators and organizations, including the Federation for American Immigration Reform, the Center for Individual Freedom, Fox News contributor Michelle Malkin and the conservative National Review.
Numbers USA, an organization that advocates lower immigration levels and issues a report card for all Congressmen and -women, has given Sessions an “A” grade, meaning he “virtually always supports lower immigration and lower U.S. population growth.”