Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA)

Dana Rohrabacher Called The DREAM Act “The Affirmative Action Amnesty Act” And Complained That It’s Unfair To “Non-Minority” Americans. According to a floor speech by Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA), I rise in opposition to the Affirmative Action Amnesty Act, or otherwise known as the DREAM Act, which we are now debating. Mr. Speaker, if an illegal immigrant, if this act passes, if an illegal immigrant happens to be of a racial or ethnic minority, which the vast majority of illegal immigrants are, that individual, as soon as legal status is granted, will be entitled to all the education, employment, job training, government contract, and other minority preferences that are written into our federal and state laws. As a result, the DREAM Act would not only put illegal immigrants on par with American citizens, but would in many cases put them ahead of most American citizens and legal immigrants. So those voting for this so-called DREAM Act are voting to relegate the position of non-minority American citizens to behind those who are now in this country illegally. [Rohrabacher Floor Speech, 12/8/10]