Ream Act Argumentative Essay (Dreamers of Undocumented Immigrants)
10 pages not including work cited
12-point Times New Roman
1 inch margins, double-spaced, WORD doc. file
10 August 2011
Research, Writing and Argument
Dreamers of Undocumented Immigrants
A few years ago I remember reading article about a young woman who felt jilted because she was an honor student but was denied a well deserved scholarship. Discrimination was the first thought but that was not the case. As a child they enter the United States illegally, which made her illegible for state and federal scholarships.
Should young children who immigrated at a very young age be dealt with differently than older undocumented immigrants who came of their own volition? This raises many questions about these children. What child doesnat get sick, break a limb or become a victim of some other injury or illness at a young age. Now if their parents are undocumented immigrants what happens to them, who payas the cost? Now that these children are here should be allowed to attend public schools which is funded by citizenas taxes. Should these children be allowed to attend college receive scholarships, grants, loan and federal aid? Should they be permitted to apply for legal documents such as driveras license and work visa? If they are able to attend college and obtain a degree, could they use the degree to fine better and legal employment?
a?Now letas agree that young children should not be penalized for their parentsa actions and decisions. What is considered a a?young childa? The United States Supreme Court passed legislation in 1986 that allows illegal immigrates to free education from kindergarten through high school. Which contributes to the estimated 65,000 undocumented students graduating from high school each year, pressure is building for a federal solutiona? (a?Dreama?).
A number of bills have been proposed in direct response to the provision of the 1996 Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act (IIRIRA). This bill prohibits States from granting undocumented students education benefits based on State residence. One of the more promising bills introduced to Congress was the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act or DREAM Act. The DREAM Act originally introduced in 1995 and reintroduced every year to Congress with some revisions.
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