Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Making the DREAM Act a Reality

This student writes that going to college and getting a job is expected by everyone, except immigrant kids who have gone to school here and are not citizens. The DREAM Act will change that. - - Donna Poisl

By Will Dudding, a junior literature major at CMC

For many of us at CMC, the American Dream has become less of a dream and more of an expected reality. We go to college, we get a job, and we reap the benefits. For some, however, the dream is far more difficult to attain.

The Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act, first introduced to Congress in 2001, aims to remove the barriers blocking the way to success for many within our nation’s borders. If passed, the DREAM Act would provide a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants under the age of 35 who were brought to the US as minors and graduated from an American high school. Those eligible would be granted a “conditional” citizenship status for a six-year period during which they would complete two years of study for a college degree or enlist in the military for the same amount of time
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