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senate Bill S. 1615

The Dream Act: Should There be Legal Status and a Path to Citizenship For People Brought to the U.S. Illegally as Children?

Argument in favor

The young people who would be provided with legal status and a path to citizenship because of the Dream Act have been here since they were children and have built their lives here. They shouldn’t be punished through deportation to a country they barely know. This bill ensures they won’t face that.

Jake's Opinion
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09/09/2017
United States are supposed to be the country that open their arms to children from war, famine, tyranny gov't, and any reasons to flee from the country. Right now, we are slowly becoming tolerant of tyrant govt. why? Edit: This is top liked & I take the opportunity to argue the notion of "law to obey" said by Mark below me. I am a born American and I respect their journey to get this country. Make laws to welcome them not deport them away. I stand with this mortal idea of embracing refugees. A Human being's dignity be lived freely and pursuit the happiness as said on The Constitution. We have to impeach Trump to set an example for next generation of politicians. Law and The Constitution is a big difference. I support for improvement, yes. Welcome, not Deport. I love y'all.
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Diane's Opinion
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09/09/2017
Yes. These Dreamers are already highly qualified, educated and contributing members of society. They pay taxes and support welfare for many white legal residents living off the system in southeast USA. Their drive to succeed will elevate our economy, our social services, and the dialogue on human rights.
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09/09/2017
Are children innocent or criminals? Yes, there should be a path to citizenship, especially if they have live here there entire lives. Would we hold children responsible because they had the poor luck to be born into Conservative Republican families that are White Supremacists or KKK or other Republican hate groups. No, we would seek whatever path possible to rescue them and provide them with opportunities and set them on a moral and ethical path.
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Argument opposed

If the Dream Act isn’t paired with measures to counteract and deter the illegal immigration that brought the so-called “Dreamers” here in the first place, the U.S. will have to enact more legislation like this in the future for the next generation of immigrants brought here illegally as children.

Mark's Opinion
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09/09/2017
If you didn't, legally, enter America, you are breaking the law. I know that the concept of obeying laws is foreign to many. But, laws are made for a reason. On a side note, NEVER build a WALL...because that's what Trumpster wants.
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operaman's Opinion
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09/09/2017
The US has always had a pathway for citizenship, it's called LEGAL immigration. However, to begin the process, you have to get in line. Hundreds of thousand have stood in line with patients and determination to become a citizen with full rights as granted by the Constitution. DREAMERS want a shortcut and now are faced with poor options.
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Sandra's Opinion
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09/09/2017
What about my family who has been in the legal immigration line for years now. If granted citizenship I will tell my family just to come on to America. The Law is the law and you can disagree all you want but it's about time we all followed the laws.
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    United States are supposed to be the country that open their arms to children from war, famine, tyranny gov't, and any reasons to flee from the country. Right now, we are slowly becoming tolerant of tyrant govt. why? Edit: This is top liked & I take the opportunity to argue the notion of "law to obey" said by Mark below me. I am a born American and I respect their journey to get this country. Make laws to welcome them not deport them away. I stand with this mortal idea of embracing refugees. A Human being's dignity be lived freely and pursuit the happiness as said on The Constitution. We have to impeach Trump to set an example for next generation of politicians. Law and The Constitution is a big difference. I support for improvement, yes. Welcome, not Deport. I love y'all.
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    If you didn't, legally, enter America, you are breaking the law. I know that the concept of obeying laws is foreign to many. But, laws are made for a reason. On a side note, NEVER build a WALL...because that's what Trumpster wants.
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    Yes. These Dreamers are already highly qualified, educated and contributing members of society. They pay taxes and support welfare for many white legal residents living off the system in southeast USA. Their drive to succeed will elevate our economy, our social services, and the dialogue on human rights.
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    Are children innocent or criminals? Yes, there should be a path to citizenship, especially if they have live here there entire lives. Would we hold children responsible because they had the poor luck to be born into Conservative Republican families that are White Supremacists or KKK or other Republican hate groups. No, we would seek whatever path possible to rescue them and provide them with opportunities and set them on a moral and ethical path.
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    It is a moral imperative that we allow these people to stay. They are American in every way but name. They are law abiding, tax paying contributors to our society. By signing up for DACA they showed trust to the government, they self reported their status. They have already proved their worth. Get them their citizenship!
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    The only acceptable answer to the question, 'should children brought into this country by their parents be protected and given equal opportunity to achieve and succeed as any other child, is YES! To all of my friends who possess the "patience of Job" and try to clarify the importance of supporting 'DACA' to the narrow of mind, the thick of skull, the uninformed and hardened of heart, please carry on. Give it your very best, well informed, effort. I've run slap out of patience.with people who don't know what they don't know. Do not expect me to deal kindly with the "get them the hell out of my country" assholes. It's time to deny the bigots, Pharisees, and closed minded a stage upon which to tap dance. I'm through being nice.
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    These people were brought to the US without their consent, often without their knowledge and they often grew up without knowing their own status until adulthood. If they have broken the law that behavior was learned here not in some foreign country. Being born outside of the US doesn't make them defective and they should face the legal system here in the country that made them who they are not a country many have never been to except at birth or may not even speak the language. Sure they were brought (the key term "brought") here illegally but being brought to the US carries no guilt because they had no choice. They should not be punished for being victims, they should be given a chance to become citizens and allow them to stay and work to support themselves while they make the transition. The reality is that they are one of us they've been living amongst us, let's just make the marriage formal.
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    Yes. It should be passed quickly so these young people don't have to live in anxiety. It's only right. If your ancestors came over on the Mayflower they were dreamers.
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    The US has always had a pathway for citizenship, it's called LEGAL immigration. However, to begin the process, you have to get in line. Hundreds of thousand have stood in line with patients and determination to become a citizen with full rights as granted by the Constitution. DREAMERS want a shortcut and now are faced with poor options.
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    What about my family who has been in the legal immigration line for years now. If granted citizenship I will tell my family just to come on to America. The Law is the law and you can disagree all you want but it's about time we all followed the laws.
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    This is a nation of migrants. Uprooting families from their homes is evil bigotry, nothing more and nothing less.
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    Let the lady of the harbor rise proudly again
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    America is a place/country of hope. Offer people a path.
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    I am a voter in Ohio's 12th congressional district and I support this bill.
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    They should be sent back to their country then apply for citizenship as others do. Be cleared and pass the FBI investigation. This is bullshit. Send their asses back
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    For all those that oppose then you all should realize you're here illegally too. You ever thought about that?! Who actually "belongs" in America?! Last time I checked we are ALL immigrants. #disgrace #dontcallyourselveschristians
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    The 14th amendment (also known as the citizenship clause) was ratified as a racist response to the question of civil rights for the slaves that were brought over. As an immigrant and naturalized citizen, I know the long difficult process of becoming a citizen. The concept of citizenship is inherently based on unjust reasoning and illogical and racist enforcement. As an amendment, it can be eliminated and reworked. The Constitution was designed as a living document to repond to the times. Let's do that now.
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    It's constitutionally wrong.
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    This should already be put in place. Since that is not the case, we should seek to develop policies that provide a legitimate path to citizenship and legal status for those who were brought here as children.
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    Make DACA permanent. Don't punish good people without reason.
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