Pass the DREAM Act to Give Every Student a Chance at the American Dream
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Pass the DREAM Act to Give Every Student a Chance at the American Dream

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      StudentsFirst

Every student deserves a chance at the American Dream if they work hard and play by the rules.

But for thousands of students who were brought to this country without documentation by their parents or other relatives, that dream is out of reach.

While they had no choice about coming here, these students have been raised as Americans with American dreams. They did what was expected of them -- stayed out of trouble, studied hard, got good grades -- but are denied the chance to pursue the colleges or careers they want because of the actions of an adult in their lives years before.

StudentsFirst was founded because our educational policies have too often focused on adults' priorities and not the needs of our kids.

Now we have an opportunity to meet the needs of thousands of children by passing the DREAM Act, legislation that would allow students brought here as children to be eligible for in-state tuition and, after having gone to college or served in the military, would put them on a path to legal status.

Passing the DREAM Act is not only the right thing to do for these kids; it’s the smart thing to do for our country. America has invested in these successful young people, and as a nation we should benefit from their hard work and success.

The DREAM Act is good for kids and good for our country. It should become law.

Take action today and urge your representative and senators to pass the DREAM Act.

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    • WALTER BOTTELDOORNE KORTRIJK-HEULE WEST-VLAANDEREN BELGIE, NE
      • over 2 years ago

      Passeren de DREAM Act om elke Student een kans op de Amerikaanse droom

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    • Eligijus Vandys LYMAN, SC
      • over 2 years ago

      Americans are by far the worst people I have ever seen, they behave in a holier-than-thou fashion towards immigrants when they are immigrants themselves. "But I was born here!" So what? What about the parents? Grandparents? Great-Grandparents? Further along down the line it is nigh 99% (actually, 99.1% if you're wanting to go into decimals) that the American in question is the same damn immigrant. Even if the person falls into the .9%, unless he/she is a pureblood Native American, he/she still is an immigrant.

      So, ladies and gentlemen, get your heads out of your butts and quit treating people who are the same damn people as you like crap.

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    • Jeremy Emmons HOUSTON, TX
      • over 2 years ago

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    • Gislene Tasayco GAITHERSBURG, MD
      • over 2 years ago

      Many Hispanics are seen as "dumb" or "stupid", also many of them drop out and make to attempt to try to pass their classes. Why is that? Many of them are undocumented and they know that once senior year/ graduation comes they won't be able to go to college. Why? Because being undocumented is stopping them. Why try when you know there is nothing to look forward too. When you were six and your mom forced you to go to the dentist or doctors, most moms would get their kids to go by saying they would get a treat right after. You had something to look forward to, while these students have nothing. Why should they be punished for their parents mistakes, why should they be punished for wanting the american dream; something their parents knew they wouldn't achieve in their home country. Once they come here and see that they are in the same situation as before they are forced to rebel, rebel because they have no one to lead them. Parents have jobs all day because they too are undocumented and need to find ways to make ends meet. Why take away someone's dreams? Why make them believe they can't by placing barriers for them? They could help you. Only if you let them.

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    • Joseph Myatt EVANSVILLE, WI
      • over 2 years ago

      Whatever happened to "The best man for the job?"

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