Immigration Newsletter

Friday, September 17, 2010

News Analysis - Immigration Path for Students Pushed in Senate - NYTimes.com

News Analysis - Immigration Path for Students Pushed in Senate - NYTimes.com: "- Sent using Google Toolbar"

The DREAM ACT may be attached to a military spending bill coming up for a vote this fall. This NYT article by Julia Preston gives the impression that this is a purely political move by Harry Reid and that nobody believes that it will actually become law.

The DREAM ACT is a measure that would allow high school students who do not have legal status (because their parents either brought them to the US illegally or they overstayed their visas) to become legal residents if they have received good grades and have been accepted to college or military service.

The measure has received a decent amount of support in the past - perhaps because children generally do not choose to violate the law by coming here illegally with their parents, and because it would encourage students to work harder at school and to stay out of gangs and other trouble.

I hope this turns out to be more than just a meaningless gesture...time will tell.