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DREAM Act Talking Points

DREAM Act Talking Points

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Facts and talking points about the DREAM Act.
Facts and talking points about the DREAM Act.

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DREAM Act Talking Points
1.
 
IMMIGRANT
YOU
TH
W
H
O WOULD BE
 N
EF
IT
F
O
M
 
TH
E D
E
AMACT
 
CAM
E
T
O
THIS
 
C
OU
 NTR 
Y
AT
 
A
VE
Y YOU
 NG
 
AG
E
AN
D
TH
EU.
S
.
IS
 
TH
E
IR 
 
H
O
M
E.a.
 
They
contribut
e
to
eve
y
asp
e
ct of t
he
ir communit
y
.
M
an
y
 
v
olunt
ee
r at communit
y
organizationsor at t
he
ir c
h
urc
he
s, participat
e
in sc
h
ool clubs and sports t
e
ams, and oft
e
n work to
he
lp supportt
he
ir famili
e
s
ye
t t
hey
ar 
e
not full
y
int
e
grat
e
d into our soci
e
t
y
.
They
li
ve
in t
he
s
h
adows and in
e
ar of d
e
 portation b
e
caus
e
of t
he
ir immigration status. b.
 
S
om
e
of t
he
s
e
stud
e
nts
h
a
ve
grown up in mix
e
d status famili
e
s, wit
h
U.
S
citiz
e
n siblings and/or docum
e
nt
e
d par 
e
nts t
h
at
h
a
ve
p
e
rman
e
nt roots in t
h
is countr 
y
.
A
ll t
he
s
e
stud
e
nts stri
ve
to continu
e
 to b
e
wit
h
t
he
ir famili
e
s.c.
 
S
om
e
 
h
a
ve
alr 
e
ad
y
p
e
tition
e
d for famil
y-
 bas
e
d immigration r 
e
li
e
f, but continu
e
to wait in a badl
y
  backlogg
e
d immigration lin
e
.2.
 
C
O
 NGR 
E
SS
 
CAN
 
ACT
 
 N
OW
T
O
MAK 
E
TH
E D
E
AMS
OF
AM
E
RICAN
YOU
TH
 
A
 
E
A
L
IT
Y.a.
 
S
oon to b
e
introduc
e
d l
e
gislation would cr 
e
at
e
a pat
h
wa
y
to l
e
galization for c
e
rtain
e
ligibl
e
 immigrant
y
out
h
.
The
D
E
AM
 
A
ct is tailor 
e
d l
e
gislation t
h
at
h
as
e
njo
ye
d growing bipartisansupport in t
he
 
H
ous
e
and
Se
nat
e
sinc
e
it was first introduc
e
d in 2001. (
See
accompan
y
ing facts
hee
t for mor 
e
information).3.
 
D
E
AMACT
 
IS
 
A
BOU
T
EQU
A
L OPPO
RT
U
 NIT
Y.a.
 
A
s a soci
e
t
y
, w
e
 
h
a
ve
a r 
e
sponsibilit
y
to pro
v
id
e
all
y
oung p
e
opl
e
, r 
e
gardl
e
ss of immigrationstatus,
h
op
e
for t
he
futur 
e
and a c
h
anc
e
at
e
ducation. b.
 
Undocum
e
nt
e
d stud
e
nts stud
y
and work just as
h
ard as t
he
ir U
S-
 born classmat
e
s, but t
hey
do not
h
a
ve
t
he
sam
e
opportuniti
e
s to pursu
e
 
h
ig
he
e
ducation. B
y
allowing t
he
s
e
stud
e
nts to pursu
e
 
h
ig
he
e
ducation, w
e
ar 
e
in
ve
sting in t
he
futur 
e
of our countr 
y
.4.
 
TH
E U.
S
. E
C
O
 N
O
M
Y W
I
LL BE
STR 
E
 NGTH
E
 N
ED W
ITH
 
TH
E P
ASSAG
E OF
TH
E D
E
AMACT
.a.
 
Seve
ral r 
e
 ports s
h
ow t
h
at b
y
pro
v
iding acc
e
ss to
h
ig
he
e
ducation to t
he
s
e
stud
e
nts, our communiti
e
s, stat
e
s, and nation would r 
e
ap significant b
e
n
e
fits, including r 
e
duc
e
d
h
ig
h
sc
h
ooldropout rat
e
s and incr 
e
as
e
d r 
eve
nu
e
from tax
e
s paid b
y
a mor 
e
 
e
ducat
e
d immigrant population.i.
 
A
 
RAN
D stud
y
s
h
ow
e
d t
h
at a 30
-ye
ar 
-
old
Me
xican immigrant woman w
h
o graduat
e
sfrom coll
e
g
e
will pa
y
$5,300 mor 
e
in tax
e
s and cost $3,900 l
e
ss in go
ve
rnm
e
nt
e
xp
e
ns
e
s
e
ac
h
 
ye
ar t
h
an if s
he
 
h
ad dropp
e
d out of 
h
ig
h
sc
h
ool.
Th
is amounts to an annual fiscal b
e
n
e
fit of o
ve
r $9,000
eve
y
 
ye
ar, mon
ey
t
h
at can b
e
us
e
d to pa
y
for t
he
 
e
ducation of ot
he
rs. b.
 
The
stud
e
nts w
h
o would b
e
n
e
fit und
e
r t
he
D
E
AM
 
A
ct
h
a
ve
b
ee
n rais
e
d and
e
ducat
e
d in t
he
U.
S
.
They
ar 
e
t
he
nation¶s futur 
e
inno
v
ators and
e
ntr 
e
 pr 
e
n
e
urs and will mak 
e
up part of t
he
 
e
ducat
e
dworkforc
e
n
ee
d
e
d to
he
lp t
he
U.
S
. comp
e
t
e
in t
he
global
e
conom
y
.
I
n our globaliz
e
d world, t
he
ir multilingual and bicultural skills, and contributions ar 
e
mor 
e
important t
h
an
eve
r to t
he
succ
e
ssand global comp
e
titi
ve
n
e
ss of t
he
Unit
e
d
S
tat
e
s.c.
 
S
tat
e
and local taxpa
ye
rs
h
a
ve
alr 
e
ad
y
in
ve
st
e
d in t
he
 
e
ducation of t
he
s
e
c
h
ildr 
e
n in
e
l
e
m
e
ntar 
y
 and s
e
condar 
y
sc
h
ool and d
e
s
e
ve
to g
e
t a r 
e
turn on t
he
ir in
ve
stm
e
nt.5.
 
WE
SH
OULD
 N
O
T
PU
 NISH
YOU
 NG
PEOPLE FO
BE
ING
P
ODU
CTS
OF
AN
 
INH
U
MAN
E
AN
DB
O
E
 N
 
IMMIGRATI
O
 N
 
S
Y
ST
E
M
.a.
 
They
arri
ve
d to t
he
U.
S
. as c
h
ildr 
e
n; t
hey
 
h
ad no control o
ve
r t
he
conditions in t
he
ir 
h
om
e
 countri
e
s t
h
at forc
e
d t
he
ir par 
e
nts to com
e
 
he
e
. b.
 
The
D
E
AM
 
A
ct
e
nsur 
e
s t
h
at no c
h
ild in
A
m
e
rica is d
e
ni
e
d t
he
ir dr 
e
am of 
h
a
v
ing a b
e
tt
e
r lif 
e
if t
hey
¶r 
e
willing to work for it.
I
mm
igrant youth have waited long enough. Pass the DREAM Act!

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