The Dream Act

By | Immigration Policy | 166 Comments

The American DREAM, alas an acronym for the Development, Relief and Education of Alien Minors, was first introduced in the senate in 2003 (when it was sponsored by McCain and Kennedy). This bill has always been bipartisan, always gained momentum and always died. From its ashes, another bill gets resurrected every now and again. It has risen again, like the Phoenix this week in the Senate.

Will it pass? If prior history is an indicator, then no. It will die and along with its death, dies the hopes and dreams of many hard working individuals. Every time this bill dies, every time a little something probably dies inside all these individuals, who work hard, contributes to our economy but is shut off from the dream just because they are deemed “illegal”.