Friday, December 11, 2009

Illegal (sic) Immigrant Students Publicly Take Up a Cause

Another large group of involuntary immigrants are advocating for their rights. People who came to the US with their parents as children, and are now unauthorized to live in the U.S., hope that the DREAM Act will give them the rights that they deserve. The New York Times article can be found here.

If it passes, the DREAM Act would create a way for immigrants to become permanent residents if they arrived in the U.S. before they were 16 years old, have been living here continuously for 5 years, do not have a criminal record, and have graduated from high school or have a GED. They would then have temporary residency during which they would have to complete at least a 2-year college degree or serve in the U.S. military for 2 years. Support the passage of the DREAM Act by joining the United We DREAM coalition.

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