We must go back to our founder father's convictions and elect honest and capable citizens with no alternate personal agendas to run our country. The DREAM Act. was the clear politically process. The Immigrants hope a better future but it's not true. The Solution to the Immigration problem must be complete.
Paul Chehade is dedicated to serve the less fortunate around the world, with no distinction of race, ethnic group religion or gender.
(1888PressRelease) March 18, 2011 - Undocumented youth living in the US aren't here for Spontaneous Generation they have Family.
Dear Ladies and Gentlemen:
I feel extremely offended because with this DREAM Act. the people hope a better future but it's not true.
The DREAM Act. is the clear politically process, because we will create the similar situation like to the second war the parents sacrifice their life for the family.
The father and mother continue without legal status that mean illegal. The son and/or daughter will be legal resident. To register in the College or the University, if son and/or daughter were not legal resident (before the DREAM Act.) for more than one year the amount of money to pay to register is expensive they must pay like foreign students and for example in the State of Florida they cannot change the status and they will continue pay a double or more for the same education.
The normal American family cannot effort to pay the education for their son and/or daughter in cases like this.
In this special case if we see the family without legal resident (Illegal). The father and mother cannot pay the expenses because they cannot work legally with a real salary to pay for this education, and at the final the problem will be bigger and dangerous.
I try to understand why the politician offend the people of the Unites States and continue waste time. Why the politicians don't work for the real solution to the complete problem.
The second possibility may be encourage the father and mother to legalize the son and/or daughter to study , and force the family (father and mother) to be modern slaves without rights, working for insignificant salaries to pay the education of their son and/or daughter.
Now there are an estimated 5.5 million children with parents who are in the country illegally. If those parents are deported, some of those young people are left to fend for themselves. What will be with The kids who are left behind.
I hope American people with good values open their mind and force our politicians to explain for what reason nobody use the common sense and understand the importance to work together for the future of our country.
In God We Trust
This information is based on the current legislation introduced on March 26, 2009 by Senator Richard Durbin and Representative Howard Berman.
The purpose of the Development, Relief and Education of Alien Minors Act, also called the DREAM Act, is to help those individuals who meet certain requirements, have an opportunity to enlist in the military or go to college and have a path to citizenship which they otherwise would not have without this legislation. Supporters of the DREAM Act believe it is vital not only to the people who would benefit from it, but also the United States as a whole. It would give an opportunity to undocumented immigrant students who have been living in the U.S. since they were young, a chance to contribute back to the country that has given so much to them and a chance to utilize their hard earned education and talents.
Would I qualify?
The following is a list of specific requirements one would need in order to qualify for the current version of the DREAM Act.
Must have entered the United States before the age of 16 (i.e. 15 and younger)
Must have been present in the United States for at least five (5) consecutive years prior to enactment of the bill
Must have graduated from a United States high school, or have obtained a GED, or have been accepted into an institution of higher education (i.e. college/university)
Must be between the ages of 12 and 35 at the time of application
Must have good moral character
If you have met all those requirements and can prove it, once the DREAM Act passes you will be able to do the following:
What do I need to do if the DREAM Act should pass?
If the DREAM Act passes, an undocumented individual meeting those qualifying conditions stated above, would have to do the following:
Apply for the DREAM Act (Since the legislation has not yet passed, there are no specific guidelines on how to apply)
Once approved and granted Conditional Permanent Residency, the individual would have to do one of the following:
Enroll in an institution of higher education in order to pursue a bachelor's degree or higher degree or
Enlist in one of the branches of the United States Military
Within 6 years of approval for conditional permanent residency, the individual must have completed at least two (2) years of one of the options outlined in the previous step
Once 5 ½ years of the 6 years have passed, the individual will then be able to apply for Legal Permanent Residency (dropping the conditional part) and consequently will be able to apply for United States Citizenship
Those who have already completed at least 2 years of college education towards a bachelor's degree or higher degree, will still have to wait the 5 ½ years in order to apply for Legal Permanent Residency even though you may have already obtained a degree.
Students who do not complete the requirements will be disqualified .
To see the text of the legislation go here. Under word/phrase, click on Bill Number instead, type in S. 729 (in the Senate) or H.R. 1751 (in the House), in the search box and you will be directed to the bill.