Keep education free of prejudicial injustice

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By Dominique Smith / Opinions Editor

(Stacy Patino )

By Dominique Smith / Opinions Editor

Education in the United States is an endeavor sought by most people looking at the glass globe and planning their future.
What most people do not know is the difficulties that lie in the stigma of being called an “illegal immigrant.”

For the first time the stigma is being broken down.

President Obama passed the DREAM Act that would allow undocumented minors to get financial assistance and an opportunity to get their residency.

Most people do not understand what the DREAM act is or what is actually stands for or the steps that it takes to be granted one.

The DREAM act is an abbreviation for Development, Relief, and Education of Alien minor act.

It allows minors up until the age of 16 to be afforded the chance to go to school, or the military where they would otherwise be denied to them because of the lack of citizenship.

The act only applies to citizens that have lived in the United States for more than five years, this applies to 800,000 people.

When did this nation become such a nation of greed and intolerance?

For years the right to education for the poor has always been something that American citizens fight for, better schools, and better education.

However when it comes down to it, no one wants to move over and make room for people who have every right to advance and better their lives right alongside of us.

This country was founded on immigrants, George Washington the first president of this United States came here from England.

All through out history wars have been waged, people have died preserving the right for everyone to come to this country in the pursuit of freedom.

Yet we lose sight of this because we refuse to take the time to acknowledge that people see America as a power house of education and wealth, and opportunity.

It has always been this way and people who do not support the DREAM act assume that just because we allow children to come into this country and be educated ,that we are basically giving a free pass.

This is not true and it is ignorant and intolerant. Every person who comes to the United States deserves a fighting chance.

The DREAM act was passed into Law by Obama; on Aug. 6 2012. Republicans believe it is a waste of tax payer’s money, and that it will make it even harder for the college systems to accommodate this extra burst of students.

No one should deny education for anyone.  

This country always has money for wars, or for campaign conventions but helping to advance its people is always on the back burner.

This country was founded by Four Americans and in their constitution the one that every citizen follows and learns today. It states:
“…insure Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”

We ask people applying for citizenship in this country to remember not just those lines, but the whole entire preamble of the constitution. Yet we don’t uphold these things ourselves?

On Aug. 15 Gov. Jan Brewer issued an executive order preventing non-citizens in the State of Arizona from obtaining their drivers licenses, and public documents for young undocumented immigrants.

Why anyone would want to come to this country is beyond me, but it should be their choice.

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