Basically the DREAM Act is a bill that allows immigrant children who came to the US a change to gain permanent residency by seeking higher education and show good moral behavior. For a little more detail on what the DREAM Act requirements are check out the Wikipedia Page. The DREAM Act aims to gain more college graduates who will help fill in the areas in which more educated people are needed; areas such as medicine, technology, science and teaching. They also hope to be able to expand the population that the military can recruit by allowing DREAMers (those who are affected by the DREAM Act) a chance to also gain permanent residency through the military and good moral behavior.
Debates between supporters and critics are everywhere as to whether this bill should be passed or not. Supporters argue that the bill would provide social and economical benefits while critics claim that the bill would be rewarding immigrants already here and promoting more immigrants to come. With these sparking debates a lot of misinformation is also being spewed around. Visit Catherine Poe’s article here to read and debunk some common misinformation that has been flowing around. Afterwards, reply with your position on the DREAM Act or your reaction toward Poe’s article. Is the DREAM Act a good investment for the future? Are your for or against it? Why or why not? Did Poe’s article change your knowledge/opinion on a matter or did it reaffirm your understanding?