A DREAM for undocumented students, a nightmare for citizens

Amidst a time when college students are agonizing over the rising cost of tuition, it’s unbelievable that people are voting to make these fees more difficult to pay by cutting financial aid for United States residents and giving away money for the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors (D.R.E.A.M.) Act.

What boggles my mind the most is that most of the support for this act is coming from Democrats who tend to have a lower income and are less likely to be able to comfortably afford college than the opposing Republicans.

I’m not sure if people realize that in order to create a new set of funding for undocumented students means more budget cuts across the board that will affect everybody’s wallets.

Believe me I get this whole “Take from the rich and give to the poor,” mentality that Warren Buffet has everyone crazed on right now, and I do agree that it does make sense to an extent.

We can’t let the already mega rich keep getting richer and let the poor keep getting poorer. But I don’t think that cutting financial aid for working class citizens should be grouped into that mentality.

Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely have sympathy for the undocumented students who have excelled in public school and have displayed “Good moral character” as the D.R.E.A.M. act would say. Their education shouldn’t be stunted based on mistakes their parents have made by putting them in such a compromising position.

But, these mistakes should not be rewarded.

Passing this act will just act as another safety net for adults with children in America who gain temporary citizenship with no concrete ability to become naturalized.

Yes this is the land of the free and we are a melting pot society, but there still needs to be restrictions to protect the people who are here rightfully and we can’t be giving away the whole piggy bank to every outstretched hand in the economic state that we are in.


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