One of my pet peeves with Politifact is that they generally debunk trivial facts and completely ignore the significant issues. I view them as a Snopes competitor. Here is an example of them ignoring major issues.
- Congress is voting on the DREAM Act and Politifact says there are several versions in Congress. Did Politifact just flunk Journalism 101? Does Congress know what is in the DREAM Act?
- When did a thirty five year old person become a minor? Don’t you think that age limit opens the door to fraud and is the key complaint by the conservatives?
The Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act would allow children brought to the United States illegally to obtain permanent legal status if they complete two years of college or in the military.
There are currently several versions of the DREAM Act kicking around in Congress, but under the version introduced in March 2009, people under 35 who arrived in the United States before the age of 16 and have lived here at least the last five years would be able to apply for legal permanent resident status on a conditional basis if they have obtained a U.S. high school diploma or GED.