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Cristina Jimenez

The DREAM Still Lives!

Immigrant students see the chance to dream once again. Yesterday, members of congress introduced the DREAM Act—a bipartisan legislation that would provide a path to citizenship to some undocumented students who either attend college or join the military.

The DREAM Act is a practical and a stimulus policy. In the words of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid:

[The DREAM Act] is an idea that economically benefits our nation and that is smart and fair.

This legislation would unleash the talent and potential of immigrant youth who have grown up and attended school here by allowing them to go to college or join the military, work legally, pay taxes, and further contribute to our society. As argued by President Obama, creating an educated workforce will stimulate our economy, increase productivity and help the U.S compete in the global economy—this is what the DREAM Act is all about.

The DREAM Act is a major step closer to give more children in America the opportunity to go to college and to reach a much aspired middle class standard of living. This legislation would not only maximize the economic contributions of immigrant students, but would strengthen the middle class and our economy as whole.

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Posted at 1:52 PM, Mar 27, 2009 in Education | Immigration
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