Lawmakers Should Pass the DREAM Act

972 WordsJun 19, 20184 Pages
Imagine a world with an educated youth. Now imagine a parallel world where children are fighting to keep a smile on their faces, because, in truth, it is the only thing they have. In reality, this is what is happening. Youth, who have the privilege to be American citizens, are granted a very fulfilling education with a promise of a career. Children of illegal and undocumented immigrants do not have such luck. Some undocumented children in America have very promising futures and even a degree under their belts, but they cannot apply for a job because they have no proof of citizenship. A controversial topic is the matter of the DREAM Act (Development, Relief, and Education, for Alien Minors) which permits undocumented immigrants to obtain…show more content…
Again, America simply can’t afford not to pass the act. That attitude (that everyone is deserving) needs to be shown to Congress to prove a simple point. So, is this just an act, or something more? Works Cited Fitz, Marshall. "Lawmakers Should Pass the DREAM Act." The Children of Undocumented Immigrants. Ed. David Haugen and Susan Musser. Detroit: Greenhaven Press, 2013. At Issue. Rpt. from "Myth vs. Fact: The DREAM Act." 2010. Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Web. 11 Apr. 2014 Haskins, Ron, and Marta Tienda. "Children of Illegal Immigrants Deserve Better Educational Options." The Children of Undocumented Immigrants. Ed. David Haugen and Susan Musser. Detroit: Greenhaven Press, 2013. At Issue. Rpt. from "The Future of Immigrant Children." The Future of Children (Spring 2011). Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Web. 11 Apr. 2014 "Immigrants' Lament: Have Degree, No Job." Immigration and Multiculturalism: Essential Primary Sources. Ed. K. Lee Lerner, Brenda Wilmoth Lerner, and Adrienne Wilmoth Lerner. Detroit: Gale, 2006. 353-355. Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Web. 11 Apr. 2014 Malkin, Michelle. "Lawmakers Should Reject the DREAM Act." The Children of Undocumented Immigrants. Ed. David Haugen and Susan Musser. Detroit: Greenhaven Press, 2013. At Issue. Rpt. from "Harry Reid's Illegal Alien Student Bailout." Michelle Malkin.com. 2010.
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