DREAM Act Essay

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The Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act is a legislation that was created to help young immigrants who came to the U.S. as children, grew up here, and stayed out of trouble, to qualify for legal residential status. This act is only for undocumented children who came here, not for individuals who came here as adults. There are many positive reasons that the DREAM Act would be helpful for immigrants that wish to develop an adult life here in America and should be passed as soon as possible. Although most of the immigrants that were brought here as children had no control over the fact that they were moving to the United States, they still went to public school to receive an education and graduated from high school. So why should they be punished after graduation for having no control over where they grew up, even though they received an education here as well, and must leave the country because they don’t have legal status here? It would be completely unfair to deny a person citizenship, when they grew up here, just because they were not born in the U.S. To become a legal citizen…show more content…
Many people believe that if the act is passed, it would encourage other immigrants to bring their children over as well just so they can become U.S. citizens. This would increase the number of illegals we have in the U.S. That would also take away education spots from American students and make it much more difficult for them to obtain scholarships. Also, one of the ways to become a citizen, according to the DREAM Act, is by being a member of the military. This is a reasonable concern for the people who view military as honorable way to serve our country. Some immigrants would simply join the military just to obtain citizenship and that destroys the honor and sacrifice it takes to be a member of the U.S.
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