The OH representative of Reform Immigration for America, Ruben Castilla Herrera, posted the following at Ohio Action Circle -- (emphasis added)
Columbus, Ohio – This morning I was at a breakfast meet and greet with Ohio Senate candidate Lee Fisher and twelve Columbus area Latino leaders. Fisher spoke briefly, then is was time for the guests to ask questions. I was the first to ask him a question and of course it was about the Dream Act and immigration reform.....First, in correcting Herrera.... Fisher is a candidate for U.S. Senate and NOT the OH Senate. It is pretty sad when the person arguing for amnesty of illegal immigrants doesn't even know the difference between a U.S. Senator and State Senator.
Do you support the Dream Act and immigration reform? To this, he gave a solid YES. He is on record indicating he supports a pathway to citizenship but to my knowledge has never been asked specifically about the Dream Act. This was good....!
The questions continued; Would you support the Dream Act as a stand along bill? He responding by saying that he prefers Dream to be a part of comprehensive immigration reform but if elected "I will support it either way."
I then asked; Can you go on record at a public event stating this support? He quickly commented, "I feel like I'm on Meet the Press", then gave another "yes" to this request. I told him that I will be following up very soon on this!
Oh...one more question Lt. Governor...
When you are elected our new Ohio Senator, will you take Comprehensive Immigration Reform as priority in the first few months of 2011? There was some hesitation but again he gave a YES!
But more importantly, if Lee Fisher is a man of his word and if he is elected U.S. Senator, Fisher has pledged to not only support the DREAM Act, but supports a comprehensive immigration reform -- which are political code words for granting amnesty to illegal immigrants.
What is the DREAM Act & what does it do?
The DREAM Act (S. 774) is a nightmare. It is a massive amnesty that extends to the millions of illegal aliens who entered the United States before the age of 16. The illegal alien who applies for this amnesty is immediately rewarded with "conditional" lawful permanent resident (green card) status, which can be converted to a non-conditional green card in short order. The alien can then use his newly acquired status to seek green cards for the parents who brought him in illegally in the first place. In this way, it is also a backdoor amnesty for the millions of illegal aliens who brought their children with them to the United States.Senator Harry Reid has stated he will strongly consider pushing the DREAM Act forward as a stand-alone bill before the end of the 2010! There are now 39 DREAM Act cosponsors in the Senate and 128 in the House of Representatives -- if elected to the U.S. Senate -- Lee Fisher would make it 40 supporters of the DREAM Act.
What is less well known about the DREAM Act is that it also allows illegal aliens to receive in-state tuition rates at public universities, discriminating against U.S. citizens from out of state and law-abiding foreign students. It repeals a 1996 federal law that prohibits any state from offering in-state tuition rates to illegal aliens unless the state also offers in-state tuition rates to all U.S. citizens. More....
More disturbing than Herrera not knowing the difference between a U.S. Senator and a State Senator is that, Lee Fisher, from his statements, is unaware that the United States ALREADY has a "path to citizenship" for immigrants wanting to become U.S. citizens.
Can we afford electing a Senator that supports giving preferential treatment, financial support & special perks to non-citizens over U.S. citizens when it comes to higher education or anything else for that matter? Can we afford electing a person Senator that supports back door amnesty for illegal immigrants?
At the point and time we are at in our country, where our U.S. Constitution is slowly being turned into confetti -- it is important, now more than ever, that anyone elected to the Senate be knowledgeable & respectful of the document they will swear an oath to uphold. It appears from his statements, Lee Fisher does neither!