With the news that the DREAM Act is on it’s way out, many people around the country go personally unaffected. While this may be a sad reality, it should definitely affect the way you feel about this new rule, regardless of whether or not it personally affects you.
On the Statue of Liberty it says, “Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!” The poem just shows that we as a nation were welcoming. So the question is why? Why close the door to people that need it?
The people that the DREAM Act benefit, were, when they came to this country, essentially helpless young people. These young people were often brought here by parents working towards giving their young children a better and safer life. The DREAM Act matters because this country is supposed to be a place to find the American Dream, and help become an American because you want to better your life and the lives of your children.