Dream Act Thesis

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Thesis Statement

Broad topic
Immigration

More specific topic
Dream Act

Research question
Should the Dream Act legislation pass and become law

Purpose for writing paper
To show that the Dream Act legislation should pass and become law

Opinion about topic
The Dream Act should pass and become law

Reasons for
1. The Dream Act will dramatically increase the pool of highly qualified recruits for the U.S. Armed Forces. 2. The Dream Act will provide a path to legalization for educated, dedicated individuals who will pay their taxes, purchase homes, and overall contribute to the U.S. economy. 3. The Dream Act is a great return on the money we have already invested and will prepare the country for the global economy. 4. The Dream Act will reduce high school dropout rates and enable more students to attend college. 5. The Dream Act is supported by 70percent of the likely voters and by leaders in education, the military, businesses and religious orders.

Reasons against
1. The Dream Act will be funded on the backs of hard working, law-abiding Americans. 2. Conservatives estimates suggest that at least 1.3 million illegal aliens will be eligible for the Dream Act amnesty. 3. The Dream Act is not limited to children; applicants can be up to the age 29. 4. Certain criminal aliens will be eligible for amnesty under the Dream Act.

5. Passing the Dream Act would encourage more illegal immigration.

Thesis statement
The Dream Act legislation should pass and become law because the outcome of doing so will benefit the U.S., the Dream Act will increase recruits for the U.S. Armed Forces, it will also provide a path of legalization to educated individuals that will pay taxes and overall contribute to the U.S. economy, it will also help reduce high school dropout rates and enable more students to attend college, it is supported by 70 percent of likely voters that include leaders in education, military, businesses and religious orders.
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