Dream Act Advocacy Speech

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Dream Act Advocacy Speech

  1. 1. Vanessa Avila
  2. 2. Passing the Dream Act is imperative for the future of the children that were brought into the US Illegally  What is the Dream Act?  Why should the Dream Act be passed?
  3. 3. The Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act It is a bipartisan legislation that will provide children that were brought into this country illegally with the opportunity to go to college and become permanent residents. Each year about 65,000 U.S.–raised students who would qualify for the DREAM Act’s benefits graduate from high school. That means that within a span of our four college years 260,000 high school graduates have not been able to pursue their post-secondary education.
  4. 4. What are the qualifications? Age Academic Long-term U.S. residence Good moral character
  5. 5.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VCy-bjyX4KY Dream Act
  6. 6. Benefits It will alleviate the problem that many youth residing in the US are facing  Obtain a drivers license  Go to College  Permanent residency
  7. 7. BenefitsThe Dream Act would increase the tax basefor: state, federal, and local governments
  8. 8. That means… A single person with a bachelor’s degree who earns an average $60,000 of taxable income will contribute $11,564 to taxes and welfare annually; in a 40-year span he/she will have contributed $462,560
  9. 9. Passing the Dream Act is Imperative…
  10. 10. United We Dream!

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