Dream Act Essay

Submitted By moises316
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Moises Diaz
Professor: Julie Chapman
ENG 111
07 August 2011

Immigration Dream Act

In the United States of America there are a lot of opportunities for the American people to live the American Dream, but not to others that are not American. Most people not born here migrated here at a young age with family and peers. There are currently at least eleven million illegal immigrants in the United States; most families bring their young children with them and expect a better future for themselves and their children. The U.S government officials should look at the Dream Act bill and pass the bill to give innocent young kids the opportunity to fulfill their dream after high school. The Dream Act would open the door to college for undocumented immigrant U.S high school graduates by creating a path to legal immigration status and allowing them to receive some limited forms federal financial aid, such as student loans. By providing access to higher education, the bill will foster the economic potential of a generation of young people and enhance the ability of the United States to compete internationally for generations. Imagine how it would feel to be in the honor roll in high school? Undocumented Students can’t take advantage of the great academics they had in high school. If the Dream Act would be passed these students meet all the requirements for receiving scholarships, grants, loans, and would most likely be accepted at the U.S best universities. Many undocumented students are forced to go to school by the U.S government after arriving from their foreign land many do great in high school, make many new friends but at the end all their dreams are crushed by being an illegal immigrant. They see all their friends plan for college and receive full scholarships, loans, grants; parents with legal status can actually save up for their children’s college education by receiving in state-tuition. All undocumented students have to face the fact that their parents don’t make a lot of money because of their legal status, is impossible for them to save for their children’s future. The student’s can’t get a job, because they don’t have the right immigration status. The parents bring their children to America to look for a better future for their families; many come from struggling low poverty third world countries. Many are honor role students, student leaders, star athletes, and award winners who aspire to be teachers, health care providers, scientists, technological entrepreneurs, doctors, and lawyers. The requirements for a student to qualify for the Dream Act bill, he or she must be undocumented students who came to the U.S. at age 15 or younger, and who have lived in the U.S upon graduation from a U.S high school or being awarded a GED, and being accepted into college or the U.S. military. After completing two years of college or service in the U.S. armed forces, the undocumented student must have maintained good moral character, no misdemeanors, felonies, avoided lengthy trips abroad would be eligible to apply for conditional permanent resident status and 2 years later permanent residency, eventually years after proving the U.S. that they belong here they can also apply to become a naturalized U.S. citizen. The U.S definitely would benefit from the Dream Act, it would create millions of more future jobs in the U.S. economy, it would reduce the U.S deficits by about $ 1.4 billion over the 2011-2020 period, increase government revenues by $ 2.3 billion over the next 10 years, Today’s global economy requires an educated and skilled workforce capable of acquiring, creating, and distributing knowledge. Passage of the Dream Act will mean a group of talented, multi-lingual and multi-cultural workers will help America compete with innovators through the world. There would be more money flow into the economy, less minorities high school drop outs, less teen pregnancy, reduce juvenile crime and make the U.S military