Thursday, November 29, 2012

The future of America: In our children’s hands

“Each day I work. I dream of a better place for my son.”(Carlos Galindo “A Better Life”). Is it not true that America is the “land of the free”? Where our children and our children’s children can better their lives? Is it not true that we want the best for our children and the future of America? Then why are we restricting our future….our children. America is a nation built by immigrants. Most of our ancestors came from all over the world many years ago to better our future. Then why do we restrict education to those children who are not from America, but have lived here for the majority of their life? The late Kennedy (200) once said, “Whether you are citizens of America or citizens of the world, ask of us the same high standards of strength and sacrifice which we ask of you.” In America we should be able to have our children be able to do what they please whether they were born here or not. With documents such as the Dream Act it is bettering our country and our future. The Dream Act is a bill introduced to congress in 2001 and again in 2009.  To qualify for the DREAM Act an applicant must adhere to several very strict guidelines that include the following:
-The applicant must have entered the United States prior to their 16th birthday.
-The applicant must have been in the United States for at least 5 consecutive years prior to the bill passing.
-The applicant must have graduated from High School, obtained a GED or currently be enrolled in College, a Trade School or another type of Institution for Higher Learning.
-The applicant must currently be 30 and under at the time they are applying.
-The applicant must have good moral standing (no previous or current convictions).

Robbing the education of the children whose parents who risked their lives for their children to have a better future is “un-American”. Imagine if your child was told that they could not continue their schooling because of the fact that they were not born in America. Martin Luther King once said, “Our destiny is tied up with the destiny of America.”(180). the bill should be passed in order for the destiny of America to be able to move forward. Our children are our future. We need to be able to help them achieve and pursue the happiness they are entitled to.  Let us a create better tomorrow for all of God’s children.
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Work Cited

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 "John F. Kennedy: Inaugural Address. U.S. Inaugural Addresses. 1989." John F. Kennedy: Inaugural Address. U.S. Inaugural Addresses. 1989. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Nov. 2012. <>.
"What Is the Dream Act | Dream Act 2012 - Immigration and Reform Act." Dream Act 2012 Immigration and Reform Act What Is the Dream Act Comments. N.p., 15 June 2012. Web. 15 Nov. 2012. <>.
"Letter From Birmingham City Jail (Excerpts)." By Martin Luther King, Jr. N.p., 2006. Web. 29 Nov. 2012. <>.