The Dream Act 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 the right path of becoming responsible adults. Have them be productive to society and not the problem. Any bill that deals with immigration relief can be exploited and abused with fraud. The way the INS is dealing with the process of becoming legal is so expensive. People wonder why so many immigrants don’t file. If they can barely live here and feed their families, how can you expect them to pay thousands to lawyers to file the paperwork and are getting scammed in the process. I think the nation will gain if we showed a path of legalization; more immigrants would follow the law and become legal and pay their taxes. Our nation would benefit In the long run. “If

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