The DREAM Act for Immigrants

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When most people hear the words “illegal immigrant”, they think of bad people coming across the border to the United States and creating problems. Whether it’s from transporting drugs or taking a lot of job positions. What most people don’t think about is that some of those illegal immigrants that come into the United States are coming to have a better life. They want to have a fresh start and work their way up. A lot of those immigrants come to the US at a young age which leads us into the idea of the Dream Act. The Dream Act is a bill that was introduced back in 2009. This bill was created to give undocumented people a chance to become permeant residence in the United States. There are steps that they must take to become eligible for the…show more content…
To gain recognition for their position, they must finish at least 2 years of college or military service. If none of those options have been met, then they are not eligible to become a Dreamer. Some seem to disagree with this bill. When it comes to Steven A. Camarota, he disagrees with the bill. He feels that it creates another problem with immigration fraud and rewards illegal immigration and takes up spots for college and financial aid for the people who are legal residents in the country. After reading the article “Come Out Illegal”, by Maggie Jones, it tells a story about this girl name Leslie. Leslie is a senior at the University of California at Los Angeles. She is a marathon runner, has three-part time jobs and plans to go to grad school which is awesome. She is also an undocumented immigrant. She came into the U.S. when she was 6 years old and as she got older she knew of the different things that she would…show more content…
Leslie did not live on campus like most of the students. She lived in a cabin with four other students about 10 minutes away from the campus which was well known to be U.C.L. A’s undocumented population. They call it a cabin because of how the pine walls make the room feel dark and comfortable just like a cabin. While she was there, she did everything she could to save money. She caught the bus to and from U.C.L. A’s campus. After moving in, she’s also met undocumented friends that have struggled before. Some were struggling before and still are while going to school. Eventually she ends up graduating. Out of 1,000 U.C.L.A graduates, 30 of them were undocumented and she was one of them. Leslie was able to tell her story while wearing her “I’m Undocumented”, shirt. She feels that she is in control of her identity and she have a say so. I agree with the Dreamer act because like I said before, when people immigrate to the United States, most of the time their looking for a better life so they can live the life they have been dreaming for, for all their lives. That is what I feel like the Dreamers Act is doing for a lot of people. The dreamers act is also giving thousands of people the opportunity to have a successful career and not live the life that their parents had to live. I also think that this is a good idea because to proceed with this act, it requires you to have an education and to me an education
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