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The Dream Act
Transcript of The Dream Act
Under 31 years old on June 15, 2012
Comes to the United States under the age of 16
Has lived in the United States since June 15, 2007
(five years prior)
Has graduated from high school, has obtained
a G.E.D. certificate, or is an honorably discharged veteran
of the U.S. Armed Forces or Coast Guard
Has not been convicted of a felony offense
or pose a threat to national security or public safety. Who is Eligible? E- Education D- Development R- Relief & for A- Alien M- Minors Act On June 15, President Obama announced the Dream Act Politics: The president needed Latino votes to win re-election in November, particularly in states such as Florida and Nevada. This helped him with Hispanic and Latino voters who've been distressed by the administration's aggressive deportation policy. Why?
Fear: Children of illegal immigrants who were brought here as kids and are part of our society don't have the fear of being deported.
Education: Paves the way for young people who have gone to public schools to become participating and productive members of society. Tuesday, August 14 the application forms were posted online Pro's Offers citizenship for thousands of young illegal immigrants (Advocates) Immigrants have as much, if not more, to offer to America and American society They may be tomorrow’s entrepreneurs, scientists, politicians, teachers, soldiers & etc. Helps President Obama in the 2012 election because he gains the Hispanic and Latino votes. Con's (Opponents) Where do I stand? Where do you stand? Immigrants have as much to offer to the future of America and American society as a citizen The End! http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/politics/2012/06/15/bts-obama-dream-remarks.cnn http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/us/2012/08/15/dream-act.cnn What would
The Dream Act do? allows current, former, and future undocumented high-school graduates and GED recipients a pathway to U.S. citizenship through college or the armed services (Web definitions) Pro's Offers citizenship for thousands of young illegal immigrants (Advocates) They may be tomorrow’s entrepreneurs, scientists, politicians, teachers, soldiers & etc. Helps President Obama in the 2012 election because he gains the Hispanic and Latino votes. Immigrants have as much to offer to the future of America and American society as a citizen Pro's Offers citizenship for thousands of young illegal immigrants
(Pros and Cons) (Advocates) (Obama Suspends Deportation) Helps our economy by cutting deficit by $1.4 billion and increase gov. revenues by $2.3 billion in the next 10 years Decrease dropout rate therefore eliminating all extra costs and enabling more students to attend Supports troops by expanding the recruiting pool Immigrants have as much to offer to the future of America and American society as a citizen
Youth at a rally in front of the White House demand for the end of deportation by Immigration, Customs, and Enforcement Youth at a rally in front of the White House demand for the end of deportation by Immigration, Customs, and Enforcement. Pro's Cont. They could be the futures entrepreneurs, scientists, politicians, teachers, soldiers, and more The legislation gives incentives for learning and rewards hard work The U.S. is the only place that the immigrants know and call home A military recruitment tool? Illegal immigrants will have an equal shot at state and federal resources as legal residents Concern that a lot of the taxpayers money, will be spent on helping the illegal aliens Con's Cont. Encourage more immigrants to come to the U.S. which will make the unemployment rate raise Failure to pass through the House and the Senate to the President's desk, and has also fallen short in Congress five times Politicians are supporting it just to gain votes "The DREAM Act is undeniably one of the most controversial bills ever introduced to the United States Congress." http://www.usimmigration.com/pros-cons-dream-act.html http://www.immigrationpolicy.org/issues/DREAM-Act http://www.howstuffworks.com/dream-act.htm http://www.huffingtonpost.com/news/dream-act/ Work Cited: