“It’s heartbreaking to see innocent young people denied the right to earn an education, or serve in the military because of their parents action and because of the action of a few politician in Washington” President Obama states.
One of the articles I read this week was about how Obama is trying to pass the Dream Act, which is legislation designed to help non-legal immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children to finish school and to gain legal status in the U.S. without getting deported. As I was reading through the article, it reminded of someone who had attended Portland State who was an undocumented immigrant, had great grades with no criminal record and during his sophomore year he was deported back to his country not knowing how to speak the language or having a home. There are many undocumented immigrants that are in his position who strives to get an education and a better life for themselves. I feel like immigrants who have been in the U.S. since they were children should have a right to get an education as well as serve in the military without having to worry about getting deported. Unfortunately the article stated that the Republicans had blocked Dream Act, which is why it has not passed yet. Some argue that letting this Act pass will bring more immigrants into our country bringing in more crime. Should we continue allowing immigrants who been in the country for years to keep getting an education without the possibility of getting deported? If it was passed, do you think it would be fair for those who have been waiting to come to the U.S. for years for a better education and future for their children or should we just worry about our own problems in the U.S. and keep deporting them?