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    Give immigrant kids a chance to Dream

    Give immigrant kids a chance to Dream
    December 2, 2010

    BY ALEJANDRO ESCALONA alejandroescalona@comcast.net
    The Dream Act makes sense for America. Beyond demagoguery and scare tactics, this bill will not only allow thousands of young people to call home the only country they know, but most importantly it will free them to use their talents to contribute to our nation.

    Democrats vowed to submit the Development, Relief and Education of Alien Minors Act for a vote in the Senate after Thanksgiving.

    The lame-duck session of Congress must pass the Dream Act, which would ultimately provide 800,000 young people a path to citizenship that follows a rigorous process.

    We are familiar with their stories. They were very young when their undocumented parents brought them to this country. They learned English quickly and they think of themselves as Americans. In many cases, they discovered they were here illegally only when they applied to attend college. Some are students at prestigious universities, while others would like to join the armed forces.

    They all share the same values of hard work, love of country and dreams of a better future for themselves and their families. These young people embody quintessential American values.

    The Dream Act would permit immigrant students who entered the country at 15 or younger and have been living here for at least five years before the act was passed to apply for temporary legal status and become eligible for U.S. citizenship if they go to college or serve in the U.S. military.

    This is not amnesty, as opponents of the Dream Act like to claim. These young people would have to go through hoops to become citizens, including showing proof of good moral standing. During a six-year conditional status, students would have to complete at least two years of higher education or two years of military service. Criminals would never pass this type of scrutiny.

    The Dream Act would stimulate the economy. It is estimated that the average student affected by the act would make $1 million more over his or her lifetime by obtaining legal status, which would benefit local economies and provide much- needed tax dollars.

    The latest support for the act came Monday from the presidents of the University of Illinois at Chicago, DePaul, Northwestern, Loyola, Dominican, Roosevelt, St. Augustine and Northeastern Illinois University. They urged Congress to allow these young people to fulfill their potential to benefit the country they call home.

    “Our economy needs their talents more than ever. Our military is spread too thin,
    I would never be so arrogant as to move to another country and expect them to change for me.

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    Why should we spend 20 - 40 billion if not more on illegals when our own unemployed citizens have been cut off from benefits and the prospects for finding jobs is dim.

    Merry Christmas to all unemployed American citizens from you Democratic Congress and Senate.

    CALL THEM AND TELL THEM "THANK YOU".

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    Give American youth a chance at the American Dream!!!

    I can't afford to send my child to college.....all the grants have already gone to blacks and mexicans!!

    Now that whites are the minority can we get all the "free stuff"

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    Give American children the chance to know the dream that we once had. Remember when we used to hear nothing but English? Remember when our schools were safe and not divided?
    Illegal immigration is a disasterous nightmare that should not be allowed to continue. No more birthright citizenship, and no more taxpayer funded relief to invading criminals. Cut off their air supply (money) and they will
    not come here.

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    [quote="Bobby12"]Give American youth a chance at the American Dream!!!

    I can't afford to send my child to college.....all the grants have already gone to blacks and mexicans!!

    Now that whites are the minority can we get all the "free stuff"[/q
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    you are 100% right about Our kids they want a Chance Amercian dream kids stand you for your right
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