oct 11, 2017

The Dream Act “would give students who grew up in the United States a chance to contribute to our country’s well-being by serving in the U.S. Armed Forces or pursuing a higher education.” (183)

Floyd discusses that “Many of the students who would be affected by the Dream Act were brought to America as young children and have spent the majority of their lives within the United States. They have learned to assimilate, consider themselves to be a part of the American culture, and are often fluent in English as well as their native language. Unfortunately, some of these students are not even aware of the fact that they are undocumented until they try to get a driver’s license, try to get state identification, or try to attend college.” (185) The author states that some students have already blended in America culture, and there is no difference between them and America citizens except the documentation.

Floyd, A. (2014). A “dream” deferred: An exploration of the scarlet title “dndocumented”. (Ed.) Writing for a Real World: A multidisciplinary anthology by USF students (pp181-190).

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