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DREAM act and Illegal Immigration

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Tessi Guerre

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AB 540 Why do the Immigrants Come to America? Conclusion The DREAM Act and
Illegal Immigration By: Mario Falcon and Tessi Guerre Per.7/8 June 6th AB 130 When people think of aliens, they think of the beings from outer space. The National
DREAM Act What they don't know is that the word "Alien" can refer to any foreign object, such as an illegal immigrant. Illegal Immigration in the U.S. has been increasing and so more of the immigrants are "undocumented", meaning that they're illegal in the country they came into. In this case the U.S. How Are the Immigrants becoming Illegal? Aliens? The question: And why are they causing so much turmoil? Illegal Immigration: Thesis Present Past The Government Officials Occupations/Location Iconic Questions Thank You for Listening! Education The best solution for the illegal
immigrants that don't deserve to be deported is to pass the DREAM Act The DREAM Act Stands for the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors Counterargument #1 Illegal immigrants are often misunderstood in the United States. The immigrants contribute to society by working for the minimum wage or a withheld wage because of the employers' decision. Some US citizens find it unfair for immigrants, young and old, to work these jobs because they feel Americans should have priority and the illegal immigrants are stealing jobs from citizens. Some Americans in the 21st century have a superiority complex over the illegal aliens just as they did in the age of the Manifest Destiny. However, these immigrants work hard at their jobs so they can begin a new life for their family and themselves in the US. The Development, Relief and Education of Alien Minors or the DREAM Act is a both national and California Bill that has been discussed and debated in government for more than a decade. For the younger children who had no say in immigrating to the US, this gives them hope for better education and hopefully, someday, to be able to become a legal citizen. "They're taking our place in society!" National DREAM Act History California's Dream Act AB 131 Counterargument #2 Many Americans believe that Illegal Immigrants are taking their jobs away. However, illegal Immigrants are deserving of the jobs and are, most of the time, hard-working and determined to get a place in society. "There are already lots of criminals in America, these 'Aliens' are just adding to the criminal rate in our country." -Opposing Politicians Was introduced to Congress in 2001 Counterargument # 3 "It will encourage more illegal immigration." -US Immigration center This is not true
People don't like illegally immigrating, it is hard and the long-term effects are horrible
People only come undocumented if they need to get out of their country fast for whatever reason
It takes about a decade to migrate legally, and if a country is being invaded, the immigrant cannot wait that long come to the US
It is not a secret that a large amount of immigrants are from Mexico
With America's economy slowing, Mexico's economy getting better, and tighter border control, less people are wanting to come to the United States By containing the criminal illegal immigrants, society will be safe from the dark side of illegal immigration. Some Illegal Immigrants add to the criminal rate in America, but U.S. ICE along with others are making sure to capture the criminals and cut them off from society. Most Illegal Immigrants come to America because of bad things happening in their own country. Some examples of the "bad things" are: Economic and Political downturns Human Trafficking http://www.ice.gov/news/galleries/index.htm#tab_video "Sex Slave Trade" War Happy Birthday Gracie! Thanks For Watching! Also... In the past, during the days of Manifest Destiny, many people from a variety of countries were coming to America to claim land to own. For example the Irish came because of the potato famine. In other situations people like slaves came to America because they were forced to work. There are many government branches that deal with Illegal Immigration. ICE is part of a bigger agency called the Department of Home Security. One of these agencies is the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) department. ICE promotes homeland security and public safety through the criminal and civil enforcement of federal laws governing border control, customs, trade, and immigration. Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) are two primary components of ICE. The ERO takes care of physically removing the illegal immigrant criminals, while the HSI investigates smuggled people and stolen property within and outside the U.S. The California Dream Act lets immigrants go to college and get a degree This is not part of the Dream Act Only half of the Dream Act
In effect since January 1st, 2012 Besides the criminals that get caught by ICE, there are other illegal immigrants in America as well. These illegal aliens are often hard-working and will contribute as much as they can to their society. Iconic Question #1 Iconic Question #2 Why or how could this issue be significant and/or contribute to others and their lives over time? How will trends or patterns in the world change your topic overtime? Many Illegal Immigrants come from countries such as Mexico, along with other Latin American countries. The hard-working illegal immigrants often try to find jobs as soon as they can. This is a main stepping stone for the illegal alien's attempt to become an American citizen. If they aren't a minor. The Illegal Immigrants that are too young to get a job are often trying to strive for excellence in education. They're trying extremely hard to succeed in school for a brighter future in America, and potentially gaining legal citizenship. That's where the DREAM Act comes in... With the world constantly changing, the amount of illegal immigrants moving to America will decrease. This issue can change lives overtime because it will bring justice to all of the immigrants in America There is a chance that the illegal immigrant count could decrease with the positive change in economy at the immigrants' home country, along with the government officials tightening the security on the borders of America. This can help them get better jobs and education, increasing America's economy and all of the citizens and aliens If we show our support for the DREAM Act, Immigrants who are scared of getting deported will stand up for themselves and face the government of America Work Cited Becker, Cynthia S., and David A. Becker. Immigration and Illegal Aliens: Burden or Blessing? Detroit [Mich: Gale Cengage Learning, 2010. Print.
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U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. "Overview." Overview. U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS, 1 Dec. 2012. Web. 04 Dec. 2012. <http://www.ice.gov/about/overview/>. An illegal immigrant's goal in a new country is to turn over a new leaf. While some go towards the criminal and smuggling life style, some actually try to contribute to the U.S. by working very hard at low-paying and unrewarding jobs . Although these undocumented immigrants are trying their hardest to make a change in America, some Americans think that the illegal immigrants are taking work from US citizens. Paralleling the age of Manifest Destiny, some Americans of the 21st century believe that they have superiority over the illegal immigrants. Also like the past, the illegal immigrants of this generation are working exceptionally hard to have food, shelter, and, hopefully, become legal citizens of the U.S. The DREAM Act is both a National and California State Bill that has been discussed and debated in government for more than a decade. The act gives the younger generation hope for better education and hopefully, someday,the chance to become a legal citizen. It can be anything from an academic scholarship to athletic scholarships The applicnat needs to be good in something like a normal american Is helping the people who cannot afford college even more However, you must be able to qualify for the AB 540 to use the Dream Act Allows for aliens to qualify for scholarships for both public universities and private institutions They can also get a GED(General Education Diploma), but it has to be of equal of greater academic value It states that if an alien goes to high school in California for at least three years, he or she can pay that in-state tuition Some people need the discount or they cannot afford it Illegal immigrants grew up in a different country, missing out on this opportunity In-state tuition is when you get a discount from a college if you have lived there throughout your childhood This allows aliens to pay in-state tuition Has been helping aliens get a higher education since January 1st, 2002 Mexico Other Latin American Countries Asia Europe and Africa You need to know what this is to understand the Dream Act http://www.dreamact2009.org/ The AB 131 is the second part of the DREAM Act Has been helping immigrants since January 1st, 2013 This isn't the same as a student loan They may also apply for a Cal Grant, which is when California gives money to the immigrants who need it This lets illegal immigrants not have to pay to apply to community college They can apply for a Board of Governor Fee Waiver It allows AB 540 users to get help through financial aid The state law allows a better education for the immigrants The national bill helps immigrants become legal There are actually two DREAM Acts, one for California and another for all of America What it states right now is too generous, and illegal immigrants will find a way to get all of their family to become illegal through injustice and fraud The requirements need to be revised Has been debated about for a little more than a decade The national act is still a bill It will be hard for it to pass Congress today The bill has been revised 7 times and it has still not been passed If the states didn't give the pressure, the bill would have passed Only three republicans ended up offically supporting the DREAM Act The republican senators got a lot of peer pressure from the states and they didn't want to support it, in fear of not being able to serve another term Was surprisingly really popular with both the republicans and the democrats Is two different laws Make America's social reputation much better, same with the national DREAM Act We will have a lower amount of aliens that have been taken advantage of by their employer Encourages immigrants to help America's economy It makes it easier to afford college Interesting Facts Around 65,000 undocumented student graduate from US high schools each year In the UC system, 60% of undergraduates and 90% of graduate students who benefit from the AB 540 aren't undocumented In 2009, 49% of all the undocumented students in the UC system was from Latin America, 45% was from Asia, and another 6% was from varios ethnic backgrounds From 2007-2010, around 400 aliens have enrolled in the UC system Only 5-10% of documented student receive a higher education than a high school diploma About 24% of aliens live in CA This an inspiring photo was
broadcast at the announcement
of the AB 130 on TV The HSI in action. An illegal immigrant being deported back to their home country. images from ice.gov http://www.ice.gov/about/offices/enforcement-removal-operations/ ICE arresting an illegal immigrant This is a rally of illegal
immigrants who are fighting for their rights
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