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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Colllins can keep dreaming ...

SC House Bill 4435 Designed to Help Dreamers

SC District 5 Republican Rep. Neal Collins from Pickens County, has introduced legislation that will help DACA recipients, also known as “Dreamers.” Dreamers are defined as any illegal immigrant who claims they came into the country before the age of 16, has been here continuously for five years, and is currently under 35 years old.

Rep. Neal Collins who represents Pickens County, which is widely known as one of the most conservative counties in SC has introduced House Bill 4432 that favors Dreamers. His bill allows illegal aliens to establish domicile in SC for the purpose of receiving in-state tuition rates and fees at public institutions of higher education and for receiving tax payer supported state scholarships and grants.

As of January 4th, 2018 he had two Democrat sponsors who have signed on, no Republicans have signed on as sponsors.

Rep. Neal Collins has been very vocal on his Facebook page promoting his bill. Here are a few quotes on his Facebook page:

“It's past time for Congress to provide avenues for naturalization, especially Dreamers “

“Hopefully, soon, we in SC will say Dreamers can continue to pursue their American dream and be a good return on our investment. “

”...I've never met Sarai, but I'm going to fight for her and the other 6,400 SC Dreamers.”

Collins also posted a link to an article he wanted his constituents to read which can be found here:

Rep. Collins' proposed legislation does 3 things: (a) allows illegal students to claim in state tuition (b) gives illegal students scholarship eligibility and (c) gives illegal students the ability to file for occupational licenses.

Collins claims that SC invests $100,000 in an illegal student over a 13 year period and we need to make it easier on them to go to college and get a job. He has compassion for illegal students' stories and wants to level the playing field.

It is a fact that one of the DACA recipients he worries about, Sarai Bautista from Mexico, not only was brought here illegally but she admits in the article Collins posted (see above link) that she used a fraudulent Social Security Number to gain employment. So not only have her parents disobeyed the rule of laws in our country but she did as well.

Rep. Neal Collins profession is a lawyer, he took an oath to uphold the Constitution and our why is he going to “fight for her and the other 6,400 illegal SC Dreamers” who are here? Shouldn't he be fighting for the rule of law? Aren't we a nation of laws? The law in America is clear, if you are here illegally you are supposed to be deported to your country of origin.

Does Rep. Collins not understand he is:
(a) shorting our colleges of funds to provide quality education by allowing illegals to claim in state tuition when not only are they illegal out of state students but are actually out of country illegal students while at the same time possibly taking an acceptance spot away from a legal student into a college?
(b) forcing legal SC students to have to compete for limited scholarships?
(c) forcing legal SC students to have to compete for quality jobs after graduating from college?

Why would Rep. Collins want to put legal students at an unfair advantage in favor of illegal students?

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) under President Obama was an unconstitutional executive order that President Trump is trying to correct. President Trump is a Republican. Rep. Neal Collins is a Republican. Shouldn't he be trying to help stop the “free lunch” programs (welfare, medical, and retirement programs being given to students here illegally? Why would he want to give more incentives for illegals to move to SC? Shouldn't he be putting Americans First?

On December 15, 2017 the CBO released report ( ) on the fiscal impact of Dream Act Senate Bill 1615 introduced by Republican Lindsay Graham and Democrat Dick Durbin.

The report concluded that the Dreamers would increase federal deficit by 25.9 BILLION in 10 years.

Congressional Budget Office (CBO) concluded Dreamers on the average will cost us more than they are putting other words, the average Dreamer will be a liability on the legal American taxpayers.
In summary:
The cost of allowing illegal Dreamers would be a burden on the taxpayers.
Allowing Dreamers and their families to profit from illegal conduct is morally wrong.
Rewarding illegal entry will only attract even more illegal entry into SC.
House Bill 4435 accomplishes rewarding illegal conduct.
Kill this bill.

written by 
Johnnelle Raines
Pickens County

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