The Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors Act, also known as the DREAM Act, was a bill in Congress that would have granted legal status to certain undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as children and went to school here. It was introduced in 2001, but unfortunately did not pass. A recent version was submitted in July 2017; you can read the bill here.
Many politicians and organizations were recently asking our government to pass the bill before the holidays, but it doesn’t look like it happened.
While Congress is home enjoying the holidays #DREAMers are losing their DACA status and in danger of deportation. Come January we need a clean #DreamActNow. https://t.co/9wtkZcWbDC
— #DreamActNow (@votolatino) December 27, 2017
Retweet if you think Congress must #ProtectDreamers before we go home for the holidays. #DreamActNow
— Senator Bob Menendez (@SenatorMenendez) December 18, 2017
I’m ready to vote on a clean #DreamActNow. So are many of my colleagues on both sides of the aisle. A majority of Americans support this bipartisan bill. So what the heck are you waiting for, @SenateMajLdr? Let’s do this RIGHT NOW.
— Elizabeth Warren (@SenWarren) December 19, 2017
We’ve built the power and the momentum to win in January – and we’ll be back in D.C. and back in district to win. So if you’re a freedom fighter that is ready to win #DreamActNow, sign up now!
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— United We Dream (#DreamActNow: 478-488-8059) (@UNITEDWEDREAM) December 27, 2017
So why is the DREAM Act important? It shouldn’t be a no brainer. It’s good for the economy, our security, and the entire nation. People who are interested in getting a higher education would reap the benefits, and would most certainly benefit to our country’s global economy. Read more about about the benefits of the DREAM Act from this White House blog from 2010.
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No, DACA isn’t good for America or actual Americans. The only question are really if it is bad for America and actual Americans and, if so, does the harm outweigh the desire to give charity to the illegals who came here as minors.
Personally I think the harm is acceptable, but I’m unlikely to be negatively impacted by it.
Thanks for your input. However, please note there is a difference between DACA and the DREAM Act. The reason they’re different is because one is a temporary solution while the other is permanent.
Fair enough., though so very many temporary measures become de facto permanent when it comes to legislation, e.g., Medicare’s “Doc Fix.”
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