Monday, September 27, 2010

Blog 2: The Dream Act

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The Dream Act was first introduced in the United States Senate on August 1, 2001. The bill has been set aside for a while, until recently it has becomed a big hit. The Bill gives out certain requirements for "Alien Minors" to get an higher learning. These requirements are as follows; " students must graduate high school, good citizens, arrived in the U.S. as minors, and have been in the country for at least five years, the opportunity to earn conditional permanent residency if they complete two years in the military or two years at a community college." It becomes controversial though , because these students are getting restricted from learning because of their residential status.
Once the student finally qualify for these, they can either go to the army or to school. They have to painfully struggle to get what most people got easily. They get subjugated from the rest of society, just because of their social status. It feels like a tensions amongst those who were born with residency with those who fought for it. Which is more legitimate, or are they both equally the same just that one fights for it way harder than the other.
This bill becomes very tense, in the Constitution it states, "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness." That these rights are for everyone, no matter class or social status. Everyone is endowed with equality well, what kind of equality is it when one certain group must fight harder for a status when another is just naturally born with it.
This Bill, specifically helps out those who weren't born here. Yet, we have people trying to argue against this bill, but we have to remember how this nation was made out of, it was made out of illegal aliens. What kind of hypocrisy are we trying to run? These senators& representatives need to face reality, because they know that the truth has slapped them. If coming to this country was "illegal& wrong" it was a misunderstanding because last we checked our people were exploited and were raped out of their land. It is not their fault that they pursuit a better life. Is it not why they came here, to "pursue happiness." The Dream Act, is hope for people who desire to make progress. These people are here for this nation, some will make new inventions to better this nation. While others will die for this nation. Is that not enough for you? The Dream Act, it will change lives.

2 comments:

  1. Good job at explaining the situation with the Dream Act. Your last paragraph seems to have some kind of hatred against the government, and I agree with you. Just be careful with the words you are using. When you say “our people” I don’t really know who you are talking about. Do you mean the Native Americans? I think you are referring to the first time a European set foot on this land, Christopher Columbus’s time. I think this can become a great discussion.

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  2. When i meant about "our people" is the ones who have to struggle everyday to get a living. The one's whos pain i can relate to. I just feel that sometimes when the goverment does not see something beneficial they try to make excuses to not make it happen. The Dream Act is beneficial, and if we have more educated citizens no matter what social status you are, we can make better decisions with ourselves.

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