In September, 2012, Romney said that "I'm not in favor of a deportation -- mass deportation -- effort, rounding up 12 million people and kicking them out of the country. I believe people make their own choices as to whether they want to go home, and that's what I mean by self-deportation" (Poe, 2012)
3 million "illegal aliens" eligible; and f) Dream Act aliens will have all the rights that legal aliens currently have. In his introduction to the ten reasons he opposes the Act, Sessions argues that the bill "…incentivizes and rewards more illegality… [and] its passage will only encourage more people to unlawfully enter our country expecting a DREAM act of their own" (Sessions, 2010)
armed forces, but the act remains in legislative limbo at this time. Despite some initial hope following the election of President Barack Obama that the legislation would be fast-tracked for approval, particularly given its widespread support among organizations that also supported the new president's campaign (Dervarics, 2008)
S. For a continuous period of 5 years immediately preceding the date of enactment of the DREAM Act (Palacios, 2010)
C. students across the country have also organized more than a hundred different events in 26 states to show their support of the proposed legislation, including petition drives at educational institutions, workshops, panels, rallies, forums (Rincon, 2010)
The potential impact and benefits of the DREAM Act to determine its enactment or not can be understood through examining the legislation based on its provisions, merit, and demerits. Purpose and Provisions of the DREAM Act: The DREAM Act has been considered as an alternative immigration reform approach following the elusiveness of a comprehensive measure of revamping the current immigration laws (Glover, p
While some of the concerns and arguments raised by critics of the legislation are true, the DREAM Act should be enacted because its advantages outweigh disadvantages. First, it personalizes the people it would impact, a reality that even critics find very persuasive (Gomez, par, 9)
S. high school or obtained a General Equivalency Diploma (GED) and completed at least two years of college" (Dervarics, p
Approximately 11 million people live in the U.S. without the rights citizenship affords" (Foster, p
He was able to go to school thanks to a 1987 legal ruling. But as he reached16 he realised that a life in the shadows awaited him -- unable to drive, vote, travel or work" (Wynne-Jones, p
Department of Defense Secretary Gates has advocated passage of the DREAM Act because it "will result in improved recruitment results and attendant gains in unit manning and military performance" (quoted in Durbin at 1). Another high-level defense official, General Colin Powell, also supports the DREAM Act and argues, "Immigration is what's keeping this country's lifeblood moving forward" (Durbin 2)
In July 2011, senior members of the Obama administration presented testified before a Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration, Refugees, and Border Security hearing concerning the recently re-introduced Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act (S. 952) (Johnson 1)
During a period in America's history where two shooting wars are still being fought, advocates emphasize the need for DREAM Act participants. Moreover, military service has long been recognized as a legitimate path to American citizenship (Landau 27)
Review and Discussion According to Palacios (2010), at least 65,000 undocumented students graduate from American high schools each year without any plans for higher education or a career, and countless other undocumented students simply drop out of school based on a lack of educational incentive and become mired in a vicious cycle of low-paying jobs or criminal activities. To address this need, the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act (DREAM Act) would provide the opportunity for undocumented students who are willing to attend college or serve in the armed forces to more fully contribute to American society by creating a clear path to citizenship and allowing states to determine eligibility requirements for in-state tuition (Palacios 2)
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