Personally I don’t see any benefit to deporting children that are actively showing interest in learning and will most certainly contribute to our society. For those that want these illegal immigrants to fix their own country I say what better way to make this happen then by educating the youth that will have this opportunity. Many people from this country volunteer their time to help in other, less privileged, countries. Either way educating a person is always going to be better than forcing them into a life of menial labor – just ask The Heritage Foundation.
Immigrants’ kids deserve a chance – Full Story
DREAM ACT | Urge Congress to pass bill giving them a way to gain legal status
October 7, 2007
BY TERESA PUENTE
Tania is an undocumented immigrant. Her parents brought her to Chicago when she was 10 years old, and she graduated from her high school with honors. Even though she didn’t qualify for federal financial aid, she saved up, went to college and graduated with a 4.9 grade point average from the University of Illinois at Chicago.
The Senate is considering passage of the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors Act, which would allow undocumented immigrants who entered the United States before age 16 and have lived here for at least five years, graduated from high school and have a clean record, to become legal permanent residents if they complete two years of college or military service. About 1 million youths eventually could benefit from this.
Opponents of illegal immigration see the legislation as some form of amnesty. They argue that undocumented immigrants are an economic and tax burden. These students won’t have a chance to fully contribute to the economy and become part of America’s brain trust unless they get a college education.