Is the Dream Act Constitutional

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Is the Dream Act Constitutional
Team A
December 8, 2011
Jay Gargas

Is the Dream Act Constitutional
To dream or not to dream? The Dream Act is meant to keep upstanding citizens who are in the country illegally to gain access to citizenship with a form of penance. They can elect to go to higher education schools or join our militaries for at least two years. Will we one day be rudely awakened by this dream that has turned into a nightmare? There are two sides to every position and both have valid points that should be understood, studied and processed. Many illegal’s come to our wonderful country to find opportunity, a better life and themselves; in this wonderful country we call The United States of America. This is what America was founded on but yet with a growing immigration problem and lack of opportunities for actual citizens of our fair country has come to light and placed a hold on this bill. Can we handle a rush for citizenship, which would incur expenses and lack of security at our borders; will the loopholes destroy the actual intention of the bill? To every bill and every law there are those opposed and there are those who are for, which side of the coin will you be on? The Dream act is nothing more than an amnesty bill designed to get Latino votes. President Obama pushes Dream Act, immigration reform to keep world's 'best and brightest' in America (NY Daily News, May 2011). The level of requirements to qualify as "intelligent/talented" are substandard; the highest level of education needed for the Dream Act is a GED (The Dream Act Bill, S. 952, May 2011). The bar needs to be set higher if we truly want the ‘best and brightest’ in America, not lower it. There needs to be a test requirement with a grade limit that must be met for anyone to qualify for the Dream Act.

Special provisions of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) authorize U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to expedite the application and naturalization...
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