• Petitioned Congress

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Support President Obama's Dream Act

    1. Petition by

      Diane Rowley

      Watertown, United States

Although undocumented children are permitted to receive their elementary and secondary education in the United States once they graduate from high school there is little they can do to move forward in this country. There is very little opportunity for an individual without documentation of citizenship; consequently these individuals tend to work “under the table”. If we as a country are investing in the education of undocumented children, why not let them give back to society by joining the work force and paying taxes? If passed President Obama’s Dream Act will enable students who grew up here a chance to serve our country by enlisting in our military and/or by pursuing a higher education. This benefits our country by allowing undocumented immigrants to pay into the system as well as increasing military enrollment. Furthermore, these children were not active participants in the decision to come to the United States illegally and should not be punished for their parent’s crimes.

To:
Congress
Support President Obama's Dream Act

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    1. Reached 25 signatures

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    • Cheryl Russell BRIDGEPORT, CT
      • over 1 year ago

      The reason for people to come to the USA is to better themself. These kids should be given the opportunity to better themselfs and to contribute to or tax system, just like they do for Cubans as they enter our borders. I know that when we talk about illegal inmigrants everyone thinks of the US/Mexican Border, but we have 2 Borders and everyone seem to forget that. And the inmigrant issue goes way past the color of our skin. Inmigrants is what makes this country, and therefore, we need to stop the tunel vision and realize that this happen with people of every country in the world.

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    • Helene Eklen PIERMONT, NY
      • over 1 year ago

      With the investment US had made in the education of these youths, how dumb is it to give up on their potential to enhance our ountry on a global level.

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    • james m nordlund FARGO, ND
      • over 1 year ago

      We should have real immigration reform wtth amnesty too! reality

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    • Susan Rowley OXFORD, CT
      • over 1 year ago

      Why pay for education and not get a return on that investment

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