As many of you read what the benefits for the Dream Act are, I seem to have not mentioned the reasons for why some people find it a bad idea. Although I am all for the bill to be passed this November, I feel like I must point out other reasons, not good reasons, but reasons for why people feel as The Dream Act is a threat to America, although it isn't.
After keeping up with the bill since last March when I found out about it, I realized that many of the people that were against the Dream Act did not have a good point to not believe in it. Over %80 of the people with negative comments in discussions that I read and participated on, did not have a clear statement as for why they were against it, other than their belief that immigrants were immigrants and did not deserve rights. Although I want to agree, I will also like to disagree. There are several people who were brought to the US as children and had nothing to do with that decision. Now I'm being punished for the crime my mother committed. That's almost as bad as sending a family to jail because the husband killed a man. Most people don't see it that way. They see it as a threat that immigrants will come and take their jobs. Here's the problem; what kind of messed up job did you have that a person who doesn't speak English was better than you at to take your job? Well,it turns out that most of the people say that the reason immigrants get hired is because they are willing to work for less, but that's not the case in many aspects, unless your job is to mow lawns or clean cars. So here's another point; immigrants are not taking blue collar jobs. They did not come and got a job in a hospital for $5 per hour. The people who complain about immigrants taking "their jobs" are people who did not finish High School and/or are less educated than many others. The Dream Act would not be that much more significant, because as my last blog stated, nearly 4.3 million students graduate every year from high school, and the number of people that would be eligible to get residency will still be a much more smaller fraction than the average graduating class every year. This bill would only help about 700,000 people overall.
I would love to hear your opinion on the subject. Please leave comment on my other blog discussing the blog or responding to another comment. Because the more people that are aware will make a difference!
Updated: It turns out that the reason for why the Dream Act was the 9th most looked up article on Google was because different senators are trying to bring the bill to the floor even sooner. It was expected to be taken for a vote in November, but these people want it by no later than next week!