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American Dream Act Essay

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There are an abundance of different nuances and differences to what can be collectively called the American identity, but what about the American spirit? The American spirit values the hard working and industrial attitude that constitutes the foundation of the American Dream; so long as you are willing and able to put all your energy and focus into tackling the day’s challenges, then you will be able to claw your way to the top: being able to live a better life than your parents. Teresa embodies these aspects to the letter. Her family consisted poor immigrants who had escaped from the violence of the Balkans (make clear only majority of life was spent here). Even though she lacked a material advantage, she constantly studied to achieve top…show more content…
history: from the Immigration and Naturalization Act of 1965 to the Immigration Reform Act of 1986, and now with the 1990 Immigration Act. Now, with the election of President Obama, who ran on a platform of immigration reform, there have been further changes in policy in order to create a new system more forgiving of undocumented immigrants. Specifically, President Obama has proposed two pieces of legislation: Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors (The Dream Act).The Dream Act has yet to be implemented in the policy process, as it is still a hotly contested item by policy makers in Congress, but DACA has acted as a temporary stand in for the full measure. An analysis of DACA’s effect on the immigration and naturalization process is important to gain a better understanding of what the full effect the DREAM act will have on the current institution. After it was apparent that the full DREAM act would be held in congressional limbo for the foreseeable future, President Obama issued an executive order putting DACA into effect, which instilled a two-year buffer period for young illegal immigrants (coined as DREAMERS) to apply for work visas, and begin the process of becoming a legal U.S.
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