Dream Act Pros And Cons Essay

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It is hard to take a position on the Dream Act. There are a lot of pros and cons to this legislative bill. “The Dream Act would give immigration minors a temporary, six year residency on the path to citizenship, if they came to the U.S. before the age of sixteen, had been in the country for five years, graduated from high school, have no criminal record and attended college or served in the military for at least two years.” Conde, C.. "A Field of Broken Dreams. " The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education 24 Jan. 2011: ProQuest Education Journals, ProQuest. Web. 7 Mar. 2011. The Dream Act first was introduced in 2001 and was known as the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors Act. I would support the Dream Act, At least it gives the minors a chance to make it right and follow the law and get on the right path of following legalization here in the U.S. If we don’t give them a path to citizenship we will be dealing with a bigger issue of employers still hiring illegal immigrants and we will have more immigrants not paying taxes and will exploit the system. They come to the U.S. for a better life than their country could provide. So why are we making it impossible for their children to go in…show more content…
We need to do something to help the minors who did not have a choice of coming over here, but just followed their parents. If these minors are here in the U.S and thriving for an education or serve our country why not give them a path to citizenship. It is not easy as immigrant to stay focus and achieve what you want in life. The more immigrants that become legal they would pay taxes and our deficit would go down in the long run. Until the government decides what to do, we are going to be in this recession. What gets me the most is the U.S. points the figures to immigrants that are exploiting the laws; Which isn’t true, I see so many citizens exploit the laws with taxes, welfare, disability, and

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