10/02/18 In class writing-Summary

In the essay “Dream Deferred” by Amber Floyd, the author illustrates the favor and against viewpoints of whether passing the Dream Act or not. She concludes the against viewpoints into 3 different elements and the first one is that the act promotes unjust ideals since it promotes the rights of children over their parents which discourages the stability and unity of families, and it impacts the family interdependence negatively (Floyd, p.184). The second element is the act damages the benefit of American legal citizens, since government needs to spend tens of millions of taxpayer’s dollars annually to pay for tuition for illegal immigrants when so many law-abiding families are struggling to meet the ever-increasing costs of higher education for their own children (Floyd, p.184). The last element is the Dream Act will give difficulties to the colleges and universities to address the standard issues in educating low-income populations, and if the act is passed, institutions would then be forced to adjust in a way that benefits the students and provides them with the best way to learn regardless of their socio-economic background (Floyd, p.184). After presenting all these opposite viewpoints, the author states that most of these illegal immigrant students spent most of their times in the United States and consider themselves as Americans since they came here in a very young age. Therefore, it is unfair for them to not go to the college just because they are not illegal citizens of America. The favor viewpoint is college eligibility should be determined based upon ability and willingness to work hard, and the issue of citizenship should not be taken into account when it comes to the right to an education (Floyd, p.184). In the end the author’s opinion is supporting the Dream Act since the benefits outweigh the drawbacks, and in receiving an education, the Dreamers are among America’s next generation of leaders, educating them will only help to ensure the future quality of this great nation (Floyd, p.184).

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