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Stand in line': Palin pans DREAM Act on Ellis Island stop

Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin and Retired Lt. General William Boykin, a former military intelligence official at a fund raiser at Colorado Christian University in Lakewood, Colo., on Monday, May 2, 2011. The event raised money for a charity for families of fallen service members. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski)

Continuing her "One Nation" bus tour of America's historical landmarks, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin dropped by Ellis Island for Day 4, a site synonymous with the country's melting pot history. However, instead of delivering the left's favorite message of open borders, Palin stuck to her conservative guns and decried Democrats' liberal agenda -- most notably the DREAM Act.

Politico reports:

“It’s one of the symbols of course of our country, and it’s a reminder too that immigrants built this country,” Palin explained to reporters here on Wednesday morning, before departing from the hotel where she and her family spent the night. “So we want to make sure that we’re highlighting that on our bus tour, maybe so that the present day immigrants know how much we appreciate them and their work ethic, and their love of country and freedom.”

But Palin drew a sharp line between embracing the immigrant history captured at Ellis Island and supporting the DREAM Act, the legislation that would allow new immigrants to stay in the country if they complete high school and are found to be of good character.

“The immigrants of the past, they had to literally and figuratively stand in line to become U.S. citizens. I’d like to see that continue,” Palin said. “And unfortunately, the DREAM Act kind of usurps that-the system that is a legal system to make sure that immigrants who want to be here legally, working hard, producing and supplying revenue and resources for their families, that they’re able to do that right and legally. Unfortunately, the DREAM Act doesn’t accomplish that.”

Go, Sarah, go!

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