Oct 29, 2007

Dream of College?

On October 24th, the Senate failed to muster the 60 votes necessary to protect the dreams of hard working students. The DREAM Act would have allowed children of immigrants who have grown up in the United States the opportunity to apply for citizenship if they graduate from high school and complete two years of college or military service. Despite the support of 52 senators, the failure to advance the DREAM Act punishes hardworking students. It is a sad day when America sends a message to young people that their talents and service are unwanted.

Each year, tens of thousands of high performing children of immigrants who were raised in the United States—including honor role students, star athletes, and aspiring teachers, doctors, lawyers and U.S. soldiers—graduate from high school. Despite their academic achievements, they are effectively barred from contributing fully to our communities.

America cannot afford to turn its back on an educated class of promising students who have demonstrated a commitment to hard work and a strong desire to be upstanding members of our society. Our current immigration policy has real human costs, and the UFCW will continue to fight for immigration reform that ensures that America’s workers and their children are able to improve their lives and realize the American Dream. You can help. Sign up to be a UFCW Volunteer in Politics today.

1 comment:

Carmela Lee said...

The priorities of the government of your are not on the soft sides on what would be the outcome of those hardworking students. They really don't like to have a new citizen in the country.

Carmela Lee from Tirer son lait