Dream Act: A better life is coming our way
Every year about four hundred illegal students participate in a mock graduation in Washington D.C.; this graduation represents the plight of about 65,000 excelling students who have been closed the door towards higher education. These adolescents and many others urge congress to give them the opportunity to reach higher education by passing the “Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act,” also called the “DREAM Act”. The Dream Act bill proposed to the senate, also found on opencongress.com, is a bill that allows illegal immigrants who came to this country under the age of sixteen, and have been here for at least five years prior to the law’s passing to obtain conditional residency in order to enter college and pay In-State tuition. The last important part of the bill leaves clear that these students would be able to apply for loans or work study, and they must finish a two year program within 6 years to obtain permanent residency.
The Dream Act is a fair and great opportunity for smart, hard-working undocumented students. The Dream Act will provide talented students who had excelled in many areas in high school with a chance to go to college and become professionals. Secondly, we are not talking about the dream act as terms of a gift, rather a way to reward them for their hard work. Many of these students have worked hard and only ask for a chance to obtain the education they are entitled to; they ask for the chance to pay their way to college and then use their degree to benefit the country that gave them an education. Finally, its fair because it will allow these children to become an integrated part of society while giving them the incentive of residency in a country that many of these students consider their own.
Additionally, the Dream Act will provide students a chance to give back to the nation’s economy. Many of these students are have hard workers and did extremely well in school,...