October 11 In Class Assignment

The Dream Act was drawn up for illegal immigrants to bring their children into the United States safely, so they wouldn’t have to worry about deportation for themselves or their families; as well as their children getting the proper education they need to have a successful future. “The act was first introduced on August 1, 2001, by Illinois Democratic Senator Dick Durbin and former Utah Republican Senator and current President Pro Tempore Orrin Hatch (Herszenhorn).” (183).

In 2010 one of the most recent votes about the Dream Act resulted with the bill receiving 41 votes against, 55 votes for, while 4 senators abstained from voting. In order for the Dream Act Bill to become legal; it would have required at least 60 votes approval. Arguments against the Dream Act are: “One of the components being that the act promotes unjust ideals.” (184). This quote translated to me means that the senators who oppose this Bill oppose it because it gives a sense of unrealistic dreams of coming to America. Dreams much more unrealistic than what the ‘American Dream’ is actually suppose to represent.

 

References:

Floyd, A. (2015). A “Dream” Deferred: An Exploration of the Scarlet Title “Undocumented”.  In D. Holler (Ed.), Writing for a real world: A multidisciplinary anthology by USF students (pp. 180-191). San Francisco, CA: University of San Francisco. The act was first introduced on August 1, 2001, by Illinois Democratic Senator Dick Durbin and former Utah Republican Senator and current President Pro Tempore Orrin Hatch (Herszenhorn). (pp. 183).

Floyd, A. (2015). A “Dream” Deferred: An Exploration of the Scarlet Title “Undocumented”.  In D. Holler (Ed.), Writing for a real world: A multidisciplinary anthology by USF students (pp. 180-191). San Francisco, CA: University of San Francisco. One of the components being that the act promotes unjust ideals. (pp. 184).

 

 

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