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Why we should have a DREAM


By John Solis / Special to Bilingual Weekly

DREAM Act vigil in Stockton

If we are to remain competitive in the world’s economy, we have to provide the educational opportunity to all our bright students. The immigrant student that have been raised here and educated here will remain here. They do not know any other place, but where they live. This is their home. And they will forever remain members of our society. We cannot afford to throw away any bright student who wished to pursue an education.

Our youth are our future. We have too many youth who are dropping out of school. To invest in any student that wants to pursue an education, is good for our community. It creates economic opportunity, reduces crime and poverty and it contributes to our social well-being.

The Dream Act makes perfect sense when;

1.   Our educational system is not producing enough skilled workers to keep up with the retiring baby boomer population,

2.   We have to import professionals because we are not producing enough Engineers, Doctors or Nurses to meet the demand,

3.   We have bright and intelligent students that have a passion for learning and want to pursue a higher education to become productive leaders in our community,

4.   These immigrant students have lived all their lives in the United State, have been educated here and want to keep learning to become part of our skilled labor force.

5    The only family and home they know is here.

The consequences of taking talented youth, throwing them away and forcing them to do less than their full potential would be a tragedy and a loss for all.

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