The Lincoln Club of Orange County supports allowing the Dreamers to stay in the U.S.

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The Board of Directors of the Lincoln Club of Orange County today issued a formal statement in support of federal legislation to afford an opportunity for Dreamers who qualify to remain in the United States.

“We stand with President Trump in supporting a legislative solution to provide relief to those individuals who were brought into this country as children. While we support the rule of law, these children were brought here illegally through no fault of their own. Securing our border must be an essential first priority of any proposed legislation to avoid repetition of the problems experienced following the 1986 amnesty. We must address the core problems of our immigration system not just the symptoms.” – John Warner, President of the Lincoln Club of Orange County

The Statement adopted by the Board was as follows: “The Lincoln Club of Orange County supports a legislative fix to the Dream Act. The Club supports a bill that would give the 800,000 minors brought to our Country at no fault of their own a chance at permanent residency if they arrived before 2012, were under 16 years of age, have graduated from High School, have no criminal record, and meet one of the following: served in the Military, are currently employed or are in College. We support a 5-year conditional resident status for eligible persons, and if at the end of that time they are in good standing, that status can become permanent.

In 1986, Congress provided for permanent residency to undocumented persons in circumstances, and that led to a massive influx of illegal immigration. To prevent or mitigate these possible effects resulting from legislation like the Dream Act, Congress should adopt two additional elements to the new law. First, there must be a dramatic improvement to border security, either through a border wall or something equally effective. Second, the current practice of giving priority to extended families for legal immigration over other economic considerations must be discontinued.

The Lincoln Club contemplates that this will be only a first step for immigration reform. The Lincoln Club of Orange County has previously proposed a three-pronged approach to immigration reform—increase border security, guest worker program, and e-verify—and we strongly recommend that Congress address its entire proposal as soon as possible. “

Founded in 1962, the Lincoln Club is the premiere political association in Orange County. Its members are businessmen and women and professionals who are united behind the principles of limited government and personal responsibility. For 55 years the Lincoln Club of Orange County has worked to expand freedom, opportunity, and prosperity for all.


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  • LFOldTimer

    The Lincoln Club has lost all credibility.

    They purport to be fiscal conservatives. Yet they have no problem with the State and Federal taxpayers spending literally billions of our earnings each year to care for illegal foreigners who broke into our country, stole our jobs, used our resources for free (medical care & hospitals), collected welfare.

    I guess the Lincoln Club wasn’t paying attention during the surge (hundreds of thousands) of “Dreamers” pouring in from Central American who were UNACCOMPANIED – many adolescents with tats from head to toe with gang affiliations. Obama sent them to US facilities where they are housed, educated, given free medical and room & board and will remain on the dole for many years to come.

    Naturally the Lincoln Club doesn’t speak to that.

    What a bunch of RINO conservative hypocrites. Fair weathered “rule of law” phonies.

    Why don’t you just slap big “D’s” behind your names??? lol.

  • tyler cooper

    What the taxpayers have paid
    because of illegal immigration is the real crime.What I find most
    interesting is the all out BLITZ by the Democrats, MSM, every faculty
    member at any university in the country fighting to the death for
    illegal aliens? they put a warm and fuzzy name on it “Dreamers.” and no
    one seem to wonder why? future voters? can you imagine the Democrats
    ever being this interested or motivated in issues involving citizens!
    There is an estimated 800,000 DACA recipients in the US. That is 800,000
    jobs American Citizens don’t have or will be in competition for.

    The MSM and Democrats
    would have us believe that all 800 thousand are not taking jobs
    Americans want (we’ve heard that lie for many years now.) This is
    another falsehood told to the American people. Democrats have actually
    changed the language. It’s not illegal alien its “Immigrant.” (like the
    lie there just ‘Kids”) there not all picking strawberries they take
    great Jobs. Good enough jobs to buy homes put their kids through
    college.Why must the citizens of our country have competition for jobs,
    education in their own country from foreign nationals? Now Democrats and
    illegal alien activists admit DACA recipients have great jobs,are
    buying homes, paying taxes.(cont)

    • tyler cooper

      The GOAL, motivation
      (Democrats just haven’t figured this out yet) is for the American
      citizens to be employed, sending their kids to college, buying homes and
      paying taxes. It’s not the responsibility of the citizens of this
      country to support, educate citizens from other country’s.Deportation
      will save jobs and decrease the expense of illegal aliens.

      Some” of the costs associated with illegal immigration.

      cost of educating illegal aliens children is staggering. From K-12 it
      costs taxpayers $122,000 for EACH illegal alien student.

      *Now city, and state officials are appropriating millions of taxpayer dollars for legal fees to to file law suits and in defense of illegal aliens being deported.

      illegal aliens sent home $62 BILLION in remittances back to their
      countries of origin. This is why Mexico is getting involved in our

      *30% percent of all Federal Prison inmates
      are illegal aliens. Does not include local jails and State Prisons. At
      21,000 per year expense per inmate in Federal Prison—U do the math.

      Dollars a DAY is spent to incarcerate illegal aliens, I repeat 3
      MILLION a DAY to process Illegals in the Criminal justice system.

      *$2.2Billion dollars a year is spent on food assistance programs such as SNAP (food stamps),WIC, & free school lunches.