Athina Krimitzi

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Do you believe the DREAM Act would be a proper way of solving some of our immigration law issues?

For the past decade, illegal immigration has been a rising topic. A lot of these people and children are stuck because of the way our legal system works. The Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act (DREAM Act) is a bill that, if passed, would allow a student up to 6 years of legal residence. During those 6 years, the student would need to graduate from a 2-year college OR complete 2 years towards a 4-year degree OR serve in the military for at least 2 years.
1. The student must have been in the U.S. at least 5 years before the bill passes.
2. The student must have been in the U.S. at the age of 15 or younger.
3. The student must graduate from a U.S. high school or receive a G.E.D.
4. Must demonstrate good moral character. Students would not qualify for this bill if they committed crimes, are a security risk, or are inadmissible or removable on certain other grounds.

This bill has been altered many times and voted on several times.
Do you feel this bill is fair for those children here in the USA trying to gain an education?

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    Dec 23 2011: I am going to get so many hate messages after this. I believe any foreigner living in a foreign country should learn the language like I am here. Having said this (here comes the hatred) I believe that it is a joke that people need permission to live in any country. Especially America because that is what our country is about. As far as the "The are stealing our jobs" objection I would have to say study better. If you have a good education and learn a lot of languages you don't have too many worries to a foreigner taking your job.Before computers and advanced records men and women moved where they wanted when they wanted. No big deal good luck hope you can get a job and feed yourself. Immigration is just for people to feel like a God over others that want to be in that country. The United States of America is a country built on foreigners come one come all just take feed you and your family.
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      Dec 23 2011: No hatred for your opinion! I think these are very valuable points. Especially for the job perspective. No one should fear losing their job if they are confident that they are intelligent enough and deserve that job.

      "I believe that it is a joke that people need permission to live in any country."

      much much much agreement with you there.
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      Dec 29 2011: "I believe that it is a joke that people need permission to live in any country."

      You've undoubtedly noticed that no country is following that advice. They all have restrictions on who can live there. A main reason, as I see it, is that is that in a highly organized society, where tax payers support social programs of all sorts, the lawmakers (the representatives of those tax payers) want to limit the influx of people on the low economic end who will require the support of the tax payers.
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    Dec 27 2011: i wont hate on u eather but i will say that i belive that though people should have a right to chose for themselves were to live with out rule of law u would have chaos and anarchy. i do belive that if u enter america u should be reqired to learn american english, as for job lose to be truthful americans have become lazy the jobs they do take are jobs we refuse to do. as for the question at hand i will have to look into and read more about dream before i can give u an edjucated opinion and i thank you for bringing this to my attention and i will come back soon and give u my thoughts after learning more about this.
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      Dec 27 2011: I completely agree with you that without a structured law preventing people to live where they want, it would be chaos. I think that the current structured law is flawed and they should make it easier for people to be able to live here. I know the process very well because I am currently going through it. Let me tell you, it's pricey. This is a problem because the people trying to escape the hardships in their country oftentimes are not wealthy.

      As for the English, the students do learn English but I can admit the adults do not bother because they know theyll be doing a minimum wage job where they aren't in contact with the public. As you can see, I have come here and i can say my English is adequate and probably exceeds the level of most Americans. I graduated from the number one high school for english in nj. And top 25 in the nation for science. The undocumented students work very hard here to prove that they can help make America a better place.

      Thank you for your insight! I will be looking foward to your further response about the DREAM Act. If you have questions about the Bill itself please ask me. I studied it for a research paper.