West Chicago American Government Legislative
Dream Act: Dreams Can Come True
“These students have waited long enough to achieve their own American Dream” (Bennion). There is an illegal immigration problem in society today. America is a place made for equal opportunities and because of the immigration laws it sets restrictions. Immigrates face consequences; not allowing them to receive an education such as going to college and maintain a solid future or opportunities such as obtaining a job to support and provide for their family.
After numerous years of education, immigrants are confronted with having to be deported back to their homeland because of their time restrictions in the United States. Basically becoming an American with being fluent in English or having a good moral character, they have to worry about getting sent back to a foreign country—which is not fair because they have grown up as American citizens like the rest of us but have nothing to prove for it. There is a statistic saying that immigrants move Americans up by improving levels of education and expands economic growth (Griswold).
There are other alternatives to solve the problem. If the immigrants can meet these certain requirements: have registered for Selective Services, hold a substantial job, have graduated from a high school/obtained a GED, evidence for living in the US for 5 years, and be a good moral citizen; not being charged with any serious crimes. As well, the process for legalizing immigrants and bringing them over to the U.S. should be at a faster rate.
Numerous people who might oppose our plan state that it is too expensive because of the possibilities of needing to create new programs or additional governments pending (Griswold). As well, the government may increase federal tax (Ling-Ling). This can lead to the U.S. becoming a third war country with the amount of people entering and stealing our resources causing shortages with the addition of our serious debt (Ling-Ling).
Even with this argument, we strongly believe our plan will work for a series of reasons. It would not be necessary to fund for new programs or additional government spending but reallocate government revenues in a more convenient fashion to supply for these new immigrants (Griswold). Everyone has dreams and goals and by passing this bill, these kids who have the same moralities we all share will provide success (Bennion).
It estimates many of the occupations that will be in demand in years will rely on highly educated workers, and help talented students gain the recognition they deserve for educational opportunities (Khan).
In conclusion, we believe the problems in society of unequal opportunity towards illegal immigrants can be address if the DREAM Act is passed. It will provide opportunity and contribution to our society. America is a nation full of freedom and equal opportunity, and the DREAM Act is the start of a new beginning towards education.