SF State students weigh in on the DREAM Act
October 23, 2007 6:43 PM
The DREAM Act (Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors Act) is a bipartisan bill that would provide an opportunity to obtain permanent legal status in the U.S. for immigrant children brought here by their parents.
As one option, the federal act would offer U.S. citizenship in exchange for two years of voluntary military service -- a freedom they are not granted as illegal immigrants. Supporters of the act hope its passage will improve military recruitment as numbers are down.
Though the DREAM Act and similar bills have been introduced in the House and Senate a number of different times before, it has never been voted on and passed as a stand-alone bill. On October 24th, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid will reintroduce the DREAM Act to the Senate floor in order to keep the debate of its passage alive.
With an estimated one million illegal aliens eligible if the DREAM Act passes, [X]press asks SF State students to share their thoughts.
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