The Dream Act stands for: development, relief and education for alien minors. It is a proposed bill to grant certain illegal immigrants permanent residency. Through this essay I will explain why the dream act is important and why Americans should accept it. The Dream Act is important, because it would give students who grew up in America a chance to either help our country by fighting in the war or a change to obtain a higher education. Not only is the Dream Act good for our economy, security and nation, but it is also being overlooked on who is allowed to become legal.
One way that the Dream Act will benefit America is that it can help out military’s recruitment efforts and readiness. It was written to Dream Act sponsors by Secretary of Defense Gates that a good amount of people that were non-citizens were serving in the army. Not only is this a good thing for some families who rather keep their children, but the non-citizens are proving that they have what it takes to be an American. If they weren’t for America then I believe they wouldn’t take their time risking their lives for the rest of us Americans by fighting in the war, when really it’s something they don’t have to do. If a non-citizen is willing to fight for a country that they don’t even belong too then by all means they should definitely be granted American citizenship.
The Dream Act is something that can enhance our economy; it will make our country more competitive globally. It was stated by the Secretary of Education Arne Duncan that passing the Dream Act will allow “young people to live up to their fullest potential and contribute to the economic growth of our country.” If America was to accept non-citizen students it would give us a great proportion of college graduates by 2020, which it is important for America to stay competitive economically. The Dream Act will also have important economic benefits. Statistics proved that if the Dream Act was accepted it could cut America’s deficit by $1.4 billion and increase revenues by $2.3 billion over the next 10 years. Studies also show that students who would be involved in the Dream Act could add 1.4 to 3.6 trillion in taxable income to our economy over the course of careers, depending on the amount of them that actually become legal. I believe that if the students aren’t allowed to higher education not only are we taking money away from our country, but we’re preventing a person from creating a better life for them. The Dream Act is good for our security, because it will allow immigration and border security workers to focus on the immigrants who give off a serious threat to our nation. By them checking each non-citizen, they’re proving that they still take our countries safety into consideration and under any circumstances they do not want someone here that could jeopardize us.
Many don’t believe in the Dream Act, because they don’t take the time to figure out what it’s really about, but there are rules. The first rule being that...