In December 2010,the United States Senate voted against the national DREAM Act legislation that in one form or another has been in the system since 2001. Current numbers show that 11 states have passed legislation to allow undocumented immigrants to be eligible for in-state tuition benefits at a state’s public colleges.
As supporters continue to fight for its passage on the national level, should this Act as described below garner the U.S. Senate vote to pass it into legislation?
“The purpose of the Development, Relief, and Education of Alien Minors, also called the DREAM Act, is to help those individuals who meet certain requirements have an opportunity to enlist in the military or go to college and have a path to citizenship which they otherwise would not have without this legislation. Supporters of the DREAM Act believe it is vital not only to the people who would benefit from it, but also the United States as a whole. It would give an opportunity to undocumented immigrant students who have been living in the U.S. since they were young, a chance to contribute back to the country that has given so much to them and a chance to utilize their hard earned education and talents.”
What do you think?