The DREAM Act passed the United States Senate this summer with bipartisan voice and votes. It now currently awaits a vote from the House of Representatives, the DREAM Act is comprehensive immagration reform legislation. DREAM is the abreviaion for

  • Development
  • Relief
  • Education
  • Alien
  • Minors
Currently the legislation will not receive a vote because Speaker John Boehnner refuse to put it on the floor for a vote. Here are some quotes from government officials about how the government will help us as a country.
Boehnner Eeyore

​"There is a rich precedent supporting the service of non-citizens in the U.S. military. Since the Revolutionary War, non-citizens have enlisted in the armed forces for service during periods of national emergency. Today, about 35,000 non-citizens serve, and about 8,000 permanent resident aliens enllist every year. The DREAM Act represents an opportunity to expand this pool, to the advantage of military recruitment and readiness." - Defense Secretary Gates

And so, it's two things. One, this is an issue of fairness to not give them a chance to go to college is simply un-American. It's not fair. And secondly, as a country, we have, I think, a selfish interest that we need their talents and we don't want them to be the next generation of teachers and entrepreneurs and engineers and innovators or they're going to be stuck doing, you know, under-the-table, you know, small-time jobs the rest of their life, you know, for cash." - Education Secretary Arne Duncan

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