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Acting On A Dream By Jonathan Cervantes

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Jonathan Cervantes
Professor Lalama
English 1A
29 July 2015
Acting on A DREAM
“According to recent immigration data, approximately 5.5 million children in the United States under the age of 18 live in undocumented households, and between 1.5 and 2 million of them are undocumented students (American Immigration Councü, 2011; Kossoudji, 2009; National Immigration Law Center [NILC], 2009) It has come tot he attention of many that these undocumented students live in fear of deportation, and also face an unequal educational opportunity to pursue higher education. As expensive as it may be to spawn this piece of legislation, Congress should pass the DREAM Act because it can make it so illegal immigrants gain citizenship by service in the any military force, it will also allow them to achieve better education, and they will be able to contribute to the U.S. economy.
Obviously, not every illegal immigrant will be able to benefit from the DREAM act; there are many qualifications that must be achieved. If they have migrated at an early age, they must have lived here for five years straight and must have obtained there GED or graduated from high school. During this time they should not be involved in any criminal activity and must show great moral character, otherwise be denied the privilege. Another thing is that every applicant must pay for his own application fees in the United States Customs to process his DREAM Act application. Unfortunately, the process does not indicate that
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