The debate on immigration as it affects our economy and unemployment is complex. While we take no position on the politics of the Dream Act, we thought that the analysis by the current United States Secretary of Labor about what could be the benefit of the Dream Act should be considered. Would passage be a reward for illegal behavior, or would passage be recognition that the youngsters involved should not be caused to suffer for the sins of their parents?
Statement by Labor Secretary Hilda L. Solis on Dream Act Senate vote [12/20/2010]
Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis made the following remarks in response to the Senate vote on the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors, or Dream, Act: