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Jose Martinez

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DREAM Act (cc) image by nuonsolarteam on Flickr What is the DREAM Act ? The DREAM Act is a legal document that targets children of illegal immigrants by giving them the opportunity of becoming temporary legal citizens if they entered the U.S before the age of 16.
Proposed by senators Richard Durbin and Orrin Hatch.
Acronym for Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors. You get conditional permanent residency
Enroll in higher education program in pursuit of bachelor or masters degree.
Enlist in military
Must complete 2 years of above within 6 years.
After 5 1/2 years may apply for citizenship
Will receive Individual taxpayers identification number. ( ITIN ) Applying. . How do you qualify? Need to be 16 or under when entered U.S
Must be present in U.S for 5 years prior to passing the bill
Must have high school diploma or GED
Must be between ages 12 and 35 at time of applying.
Must not have criminal record. Disqualifications Over the age of 35
Have left U.S for more than a year.
Become dependent on government food stamps, shelter or clothing.
If disqualified he/she returns to undocumented status and may be deported. Daniela Pelaez's story Immigration Lawyer's Sufen Hilf's opinions Q: Do you think immigrants are a positive or negative adittion to our country?
A: Positive, because this country is made up of immigrants
Q: Do you support the DREAM Act?
A: Yes
Q: In what ways do you think the DREAM act will improve current illegal minor situation?
A: They are able to pursue their dreams enter college, the work force
Q: Do you think the DREAM Act is an amnesty for illegals?
A: No, because it does not give green cards to just anyone. It is only given to those who have potentials to make great contributions to our society.
Q: Explain what is happening to the illegal minors in this country right now?
A: Many are loosing their chance to go to school because they do not have a social security number, they will be deported and forced to work for low cash jobs.
Q: Why don't they just leave?
A: They were brought to this country and may not speak native language.
Q: Do you think they are a problem because they are competing with Americans for work?
A: No because a lot of them are working farm and dirty jobs that Americans don't even want to do.
Q: Some Americans are worried that these newly almost legal minors will be competition for college admissions. What do you think?
A: I think America should be a fair society and whoever is better should get in. It should be a Merit system. Eric Balderas' Story Pros and Cons (cc) photo by medhead on Flickr Use as amnesty How it will benefit the economy The DREAM Act would benefit around 65,000 students every year who graduate high school.
It will add many people to the workforce and new legal workers will also mean legal taxpayers and more revenue.
According to a recent UCLA study students that would be impacted by the DREAM Act could add between 1.4 to 3.6 trillion in taxable income over the course of careers.
According to the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office, the DREAM Act in its current form will cut the deficit by $1.4 billion and increase government revenues by $2.3 billion over the next 10 years. How will it benefit the military Immigrants will now bring all their newborns illegally knowing that this act could help them
There's a cut of date for which years you must be born in order for this act to help you. It will not help those newly entered illegal minors, only those in the U.S right now.
They are a threat by competing with us for college admission and jobs.
According to the National Immigration Law Center ,most undocumented students are likely to have zero impact on admission rates of native-born students, since most will be attending community college since it has open enrollment.
It will be more expensive because we will now have to pay for their education and federally fund them
The act will not allow them to use any federal programs to pay for college. The only benefit they get is they get to pay in state tuition. And act clearly specifies if they are dependent on government they will be disqualified from the act. Myths vs Facts Daniela Palaez is a Colombian immigrant who was brought to the U.S at age 4.
She was Valedictorian of North Miami High School.
Got 6.6 GPA in the IB program.
Dreams of being heart surgeon.
Studying at Dartmouth University
Was ordered to leave the U.S by March 28 by immigration judge, this caused a chain of protests and got wide spread support.
Miami-Dade schools superintendent, Alberto Carvalho and North Miami Mayor Andre Pierre both immigrant have joined other in Daniela's support “I labored, I cleaned tables, I was a waiter, I did roofing, I did construction work and today I’m superintendant of schools,” Carvalho told the Miami Herald. “That is the power of education, a power and a right that shall not be denied to Daniela.” Why Pass the DREAM Act? The Dream Act will not only benefit the DREAMers but also the Economy greatly and the military. Any bill that helps people and contributes to the economy and military of this country should be passed. increase soldiers numbers Increase tax revenue decrease dropout number of foreign born students more diversity in colleges Secretary of Defense Gates has written to DREAM Act sponsors citing the rich precedent of non-citizens serving in the U.S. military and stating that “the DREAM Act represents an opportunity to expand the recruiting pool, to the advantage of military recruiting and readiness.
According to the Defense department the DREAM Act would expand the recruitment of troops by 50,000 to 60,000 more troops. Who are the DREAMers? A DREAMer is any illegal minor who would benefit from the DREAM Act.
It is estimated that there are around 1.4 million DREAMers in the U.S that would benefit from the DREAM Act. Where are the DREAMers from? Works Cited http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/21/dreamers-immigration-obama-policy_n_1616444.html
http://www.immigrationpolicy.org/just-facts Support their dreams.. Support the.. What makes a good law? A good law in my opinion is
Helps the country and/or citizens
Possible to follow
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