Sunday, September 19, 2010

A Route to Citizenship in Defense Bill (Post #11)

On Saturday the Wall Street Journal published an article about David Cho a student at UCLA and an illegal immigrant from South Korea who arrived in the U.S. twelve years ago at the age of nine. Mr. Cho is one of the 825,000 illegal immigrants who may gain american citizenship through the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors bill—informally known as the Dream Act. This act would give illegal aliens who came to the U.S. by the age of 15 and who had been in the U.S. for five years and graduated from high school legal residency for six years in return for two years of college or military service during that time. At that point the young person would be eligible for citizenship. Proponents of this bill argue that it would help military recruitment by adding patriotic soldiers and benefit the country as a whole by adding educated population. Opponents think this bill is a thinly veiled amnesty bill. What do you think? Would this bill help the military and america as a whole. Does service prove loyalty? Commitment to becoming a citizen? Does immigration policy belong in a defense bill? Could this be political theatre to gain votes in the coming midterm elections?

169 comments:

  1. Emily Geiszler, Bauer, Period 4September 19, 2010 at 1:30 PM

    This bill could help military recruitment a lot. If the illegal aliens' only options are to go to college for two years or provide military service for two years, they are likely to go the military route. Many of them probably don't have the money to attend college or even get a loan to pay for college. Military would be the only option for a lot of these people. Just because they join the military however, does not mean that they are helping us. They could join only to leak some of our secrets to their home countries and that would not benefit us in the slightest.

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  2. I belive that the more educated the population of a country is the beter the country benefits. An illegal immigrant that fights in the military of a country that they were not even born in shows that they want to be a part of it. The United States would greatly benefit from the increase in the military epsecially in times of need. Why would a country want to reject a more educated population. I think that an individual who serves his country deserves the opportunity to be a citizen of the country. My parents brought us when we were little kids,a and we have gotten an education that benefits us and the United States. People that come to this country for good deserve the opportunity to cetizenship.

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  3. I think that this bill is great for the U.S. military and for our country as a whole. It is an amnesty bill, but we are gaining highly educated people or those who are willing to risk their lives for a country that does not even allow them to vote yet. I do not believe this will mean a massive introduction of new citizens either. An immigrant has to first find a way to pay for two years of college or commit to the military, and neither of those options are relatively easy.
    Caleb Boyd
    Mr. Sloan
    Per. 2

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  4. i think that this is a good plan for the US, it will allow the illegal immigrants that are here to become citizens while helping out our country through either the military or education. The illegal immigrants are her, now they can become citizens while doing good and helping the country. Sloan p.3

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  5. Danielle Bulmer--Bauer-- 4September 19, 2010 at 5:19 PM

    It seems like it would be a great benefit for both the US and for the immigrants. They (immigrants) get to come to the US and get an education, while we (US) in turn get soldiers. It's a win win situation for the time being.

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  6. The Bill would definently lead to more patriotic military people as they would feel better about fighting for a country that has provided a lot for them. It would also promote a better educated population which is needed during a time where the country is in need of quick thinkers. Immmigration policy can be in any bill that immigration affects. Whether it be economic or educational, immigration is something larger than just one area so it should be taken into consideration that America needs to crackdown on immigration.

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  7. I think this bill would help our military recrument alot and give more people the right to suceed in this country. Not only will it help america suceed, but it would also helped them economically. We would have more educated people in this country and that would make violence go down.
    Jonathan Ramos
    Mr. Bauer
    Per.2

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  8. I agree with this and think it would be a good idea to pass this bill. It would be good for the U.S. we would have more available soldiers to defend our country. These immigrants most likely will not have the money to attend college anyways.

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  9. i believe that service to the country can prove loyalty, but if they're here illegally they've already broken our laws. illegals should be (in a perfect world which this is not because we depend on their cheap labor) deported and gain access legally to be here.

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  11. Josh Agans, Bauer P.5September 19, 2010 at 8:07 PM

    I think this bill would be good for our country. It would help our military out so much because we would have more citizens to choose from. The only thing that i would be hesitant about, would be some immigrants might not be loyal. Even though they have been here for awhile and fits the requirement to become a citizen doesn't mean they will be loyal to us. It will be hard for the immigrants to go to college because of the cost of it. If they are capable of going through everything to become a citizen then that's great for our country.

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  12. I dont think this is a good idea because the military should not be open to citizens of other countries ever. its not like there arent hundreds of military applicants signing up everyday to join the military, and these are natural- born citizen, which i feel, are the only ones the military should have. these people should go through the citizenship process to be even allowed into our country! they shouldn't just earn the right because they have gotten away with being an illegal alien all those years.
    hayley swearingen
    sloan
    per. 4

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  13. Brian Magina, Sloan P.3September 19, 2010 at 9:05 PM

    This bill will seem to help our military and america as a whole because it will not only give us more of an option of military personnel to choose from, but it will give us more educated minds in this country which any country needs. Let's just hope that no one coming from another country tries to abuse this and kills it for the rest by doing something stupid.

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  14. I think that bill could be America's ticket to get illegal immigrants to come and be citizens here legally. I think that this can help our economoy, because one, higher education means higher paying jobs to boost our economy and two, it will help our military. on the other hand it could be hard because not all of the immigrants could be loyal so perhaps if that happened then they could put some precautionary bill pertaining to that.
    katey santillan
    bauer
    p1

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  15. This seems like a very reasonable bill, specifically because, if immigrants are willing to participate in society, then there really isn't much difference between them and any other citizen. If they are willing to work and serve in the military or attend college, they are the type of immigrant we want...It's the ones who are here illegaly and do nothing to contribute to society that we want out, especially if they are committing crimes.

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  16. I consider this to be a great opportunity for the US to become a better country, promoting a more educated public. This act would benefit the US with more tax money coming in from hardworking people who deserve the right to progress just as any other citizen and improve the population with a better educated residence. The people who brought their children to this country at a young age did not commit a crime in wanting a better future for their families. Maybe the life and country they originated from didn't offer them the rights to freedom a person should lawfully sustain. They were just in search of a life worth living, as do all of us. & honestly, some people take what they have for granted, not fully recognizing what benefits this country has to offer. So I'm the end, I do believe that this Act is one that should not go unnoticed.

    Sloan P/2

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  17. As if states, the Dream Act would help the military and America as a whole because of its compromise. It also may seem as a bad idea if it is looked if the citizen who went through this act is not helping America and instead is harming it. Therefore, this service does not prove loyalty because it's up to that own individual even though it may be commitment to his/her citizenship.

    Chrissy Vue
    Sloan
    Period 3

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  18. Samantha Barragan. Mr. Bauer. Pd. 3September 20, 2010 at 9:59 AM

    I think that this bill is a good idea. Immigrants want citizenship and complain about it. The kids who actually want to be here to get a better education and like our country should be rewarded and get citizenship here. They are serving our country and bettering it as well. I belive that since they are helping out and actually want to do something in america that they deserve it.

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  19. I think that illegal immigrant kids/teens who come to the US shouldn't be thrown into the military just to prove their loyalty. They might be here for freedom or education, or even a better lifestyle because where they come from is poor or horrible. They should have a decision whether they want to join the military or not. We shouldn't put them in ourselves.

    Sloan Period 1

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  20. Maria Schmidt, Bauer, Period 5September 20, 2010 at 3:57 PM

    I think this bill would be good for our country because as others have already pointed out, it would lead to more military personnel and also a better educated country. I think this is a good opportunity for many immigrants because most likely they came to the U.S. in search for a better life. By going to college, their chances of a good job and success in the future are much higher. Also, I believe that this bill is great for many illegal minors because it might not have been their choice to come here in the first place, so at least they have an option.

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  21. Alexis Watson Bauer 3September 20, 2010 at 4:00 PM

    I believe this bill would be an effective solution to our immigration problem. My only concern is how would we be able to force the illgal immigrants to follow this bill if they won't comply to our immigration law? Also how can we monitor them and keep them accountable to their committment?

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  22. I belive that the bill would be good for our country and for the immaragnts because it increases our educated poputation and also brings more defense to the U.S.Everybody in America deserves a chance to succed in life and get a good carrer and education.If a person that wasnt even born here would want to fight for this country then that means they really care for it.It is a great oportunity for immagrants to get a good carrer and also for the u.s to become a better country.

    Clarisa Carrillo
    Mr.Sloan
    Per.4

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  23. Faye Roberson, Bauer, Period 5September 20, 2010 at 4:22 PM

    I think thatthis does show commitment to becoming a citizen. They didnt chose to come to the country of course im sure there parents did or agreed and they found a love for it. In wanting to become a citizen them going into the military definately shows commitment. This does prove loyalty.

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  24. Nathalie Trevino; A. Bauer period1September 20, 2010 at 4:31 PM

    I see the Dream Act as a wonderful opportunity for all people trying to achieve the "American dream". There are thousands upon thousands of undocumented people in America who are "blameless for their status and helpless to make it right. Most cannot leave their families to return to countries they do not know. They cannot legally work, qualify for scholarships or loans to pay for college, or serve in the military. They live in limbo, vulnerable to arrest, their dreams deferred, their hopes squandered." The Dream Act provides hope for those who once had none. "The educators and others who also support the act recognize how much better it is to encourage the aspirations of young people, not to consign them to lives of under-the-table jobs and unmet potential." Not only are we motivating undocumented people and helping the greater good, we are gaining a large amount of educated people. We are making America better by providing our "invisible" inhabitants education and documentation."The Dream Act alone won't achieve the large-scale reform the country needs. But it will be a desperately needed affirmation that fixing immigration is not all about border fear and lockdowns. It's about welcoming the hopeful."

    (http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/20/opinion/20mon2.html?_r=1&scp=1&sq=Dream%20time&st=cse)

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  25. I think that the bill can help the military by getting more people. if you are worthy to the country that you live in then I dont see why they shouldn't be allowed to become a citizen.
    Tori Milligan
    Mr.Sloan per.3

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  26. I believe that this will encourage more of the teenage illegal immigrants to go to college, and get an eduication. Alot of the illegal immigrants that are currently high school juniors or seniors don't plan to go to college, and i believe this bill is a great boost to let them know that they can still get an education, and their reward will be to be a U.S citizen. Also, it'll help military recruitment and help our military grow stronger and larger. This bill overall sounds like something that will benefit our country.
    Stephanie Romero
    Bauer
    Period 3 :)

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  27. I think this would help the military because of new recruitments and it would help our country because the population will be more educated. this is very important because the teens now will be the ones making the decisions in the future. Also, i believe it is not the kids fault if his parents brought him over illegaly. he probably didn't know. I sure didn't know about illegal immagrants at the age of 9. i didn't even know about racism. i think he deserves to be able to go to college, and to not be deported to a country he probably doen't even remember.
    Brenda Anguiano
    Mr. Bauer P4

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  28. I believe that this bill could help the United States and our military, but in a way it could also hurt the U.S. To many illegal Immigrants in the u.s can cause a problem. But i believe that this bill could help our immigrant problem. So on thie bill i would decide to go both ways. It's hard to make a decision when their isnt much proven facts or statistics.

    Trista Dowdy
    Sloan period 5

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  29. I believe that this Dream Act will be a great thing. Now that illegal immigrants have the chance to go to college, the number of educated people wil increase. Or on the other hand if people join the military it will also help our military expand and be much better. I believe this bill will benefit many people and our country.

    Melissa Quezada
    Mr. Bauer
    P.2

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  30. I think that the Dream Act could help our country. We could have a more educated and patriotic younger generation. This bill could help our military find more recruits and we could have more people fighting for our country.
    Erica Ayala
    Mr. Bauer
    Per. 4

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  31. I think this bill will help our country out alot because it would be benfifical for both us and the immigrants. The immigrants get education and we get more prople to recruit to the miltary. Overall, i think this bill would be a great idea.

    Jaskiran Kaur
    Mr. Bauer
    Period 2

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  32. I think that this bill would be good for our country only if we could get the illegal immigrants to sign something saying they promise to apply for US citizenship. I think that the immigrants will feel more welcomed now that we have given them a chance to settle in before we start badgering them with citizenship and other stuff. But this bill would have to be regulated so we don't get too many immigrants at one time so chaos doen't break out.

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  33. I belive that no illegal immigrant should be declaires citizenship in 5 years of crossing the border. They should not also be able to attend public schooling.
    Forrest MacDonald

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  34. viridiana ramirez period 2 mr bauerSeptember 20, 2010 at 6:24 PM

    i believe the dream act will be a great idea. it will help the military with more recruitment and with a large amount of help and help us and the country be more educated with beter education.like poeple in this country who are immigrants want a beter eduaction but they cant have it and it will benefit them more to.People that come to this country for good deserve the opportunity to citizenship. it will befenit out country and everyone else i think its fair.

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  35. I believe this bill will help the military a lot. But, do we not have a citizen test? So why should these people not have to take it to qualify as a citizen? It doesn't make sense how we can treat some people differently just because they are going into the military.

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  36. I believe the Bill will be very good for the US. It will provide more military personnel, more great minds, and less problems with immigration. the more military is always better, we need to be prepared for anything. And if they go to college its even better so theres more great minds in the US. Also, if they pass the citizens test then there will be less problems with immigration. over all i think the Bill will do better for the US

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  37. i think people who are willing to serve in the armed forces, should be granted citizenship, but then again, not all prove their loyalty.
    veronica iniguez sloan p1

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  38. i say no because if some one wants to kill ur bad enough they will. anyone can play the part of a us citizen and then turn on us.just look at 9/11, they went threw many years of training just to kill themselves in a plane crash. it would be best if they stay over there and we will stay over here, and we can keep to ourselves and there will be that much less problems

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  39. In my opinion, This may benefit us as a whole, but it also is slightly offensive. Yes we may be putting more people into our military, but they are they really patriotic? I believe before any given citizenship, an illegal alien be tested at the minimum basics of our country. Until then, they may continue an education here but not illegally. I do think because some arrived before 15 they should have the opportunity to get a proper education (hence we being the "Land of Opportunity", which can be isolated to that of the West). Maybe at the age of 18 an illegal alien may apply to be a U.S. citizen. Fair enough to me.

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  40. This is a great idea. It can be quite difficult for illegal immigrants to gain their citizenship and I think this is a step in the right direction. This is America, and everyone has the right to become an American. Though it is wrong to just come here, live, and abuse the rights of being a citizen that is usually the only way anyone can come here. I think it’s great that they are going to be letting illegal immigrants come over in exchange for education or military because those are the responsibilities of young Americans that show dedication and a commitment to this country. And it would boost military which is a good thing for this country too.

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  41. I think the dream act is a well organized anc that will take effect positively to this country. It will help both immigrants and the U.S by recruiting more soldiers and by immigrants getting an education.

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  42. I BELIEVE THAT THIS BILL SHOULD PASS BECAUSE IT WOULD HELP THE MILITARY AND THE NATION AS A WHOLE.THIS MEANS THAT THERE WOULD BE A LOT OF MORE EDUCATED PEOPLE AND THAT THE U.S. COULD BECOME GREATER. THE BILL ALSO SHOULD PASS BECAUSE IT PROVIDES RESIDENCY AND I THINK IT DOES PROVE LOYALTY IN A WAY. IT PROVES LOYALTY BECAUSE THAT MEANS THAT IMMIGRANTS ARE WILLING TO BE IN THE MILITARY OR GO TO COLLEGE FOR THIS COUNTRY.THEY SHOW THEIR DEVOTION TO THE UNITED STATES AND THEIR DETERMINATION.
    DIANA REYES =]

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  43. I think this bill is a very bad idea, i dont get why they would be inviteing illegal immigrants to go and fight in our military. Thats just asking for us to get stabbed in the back. For all we know it could be an alkita terrorist joining and learning all our secrets! In my opinion you shouldnt be allowed to join the u.s military unless you were born here
    Jake beilby
    sloan per 1

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  44. I have always belived that an option to become a citizen by joining the military was a good idea. If that immigrant is willling to fight and die for this counrty, then they deserve to be a citizen.

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  45. Cierra Gonsalves, Mr. Bauer, Period 2September 20, 2010 at 8:31 PM

    If the Dream Act allowed illegal immigrants to earn citizenship in a due ammount of time, then I'd support the issued bill. There are always concerns about illegal immigrants, but since I don't really see the problem with people coming to America, I guess I don't really pay attention. In some cases I believe that the Dream Act would ease people's minds about immigrants. At least they'd be going to school in hopes of getting better jobs, having to start out new and not just taking the jobs of other people, having to work as equally hard to get to the top. And thoes who choose to be in the military would be kind enough to be willing to defend our country, proving their loyalty. Also, getting a good education would benefit America. The next immigrant could work very hard to become a highly recognized doctor who vowes to help better the lives of his country's people.

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  46. I think this bill sounds good and seems benefitial, but it seems that there is some room for error or disruption. There are so many illegal citizens, we dont need more motivation for illegal immigrants to come.

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  47. Lucero Cardiel. Mr. Bauer 3rd periodSeptember 20, 2010 at 9:33 PM

    I believe they should pass the act. It will help motivate those students who are undocumented and believe they don't have a chance to follow their dreams because they can achieve them. It will also help educate America and help us move forward in this growing world. People say there will be overcrowding but there is so much room in America! I think the more, the merrier.

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  48. Sarah Richter, Bauer, Period 5September 20, 2010 at 9:39 PM

    I think that immigrants could become legal citizens if they came into the US as an early age. Once they got older(in high school)they should have to take a test in order to go into the military or into collage. So i think the Dream Act could work if immigrants were able to pass the test. This can also help our economy in many ways by increasing our educations.

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  49. This bill would help America by having a greater educated work force and the military because there would be a greater number of troops, thus more protection for America. It would be a nice way to help the immigrants who have been living here for several years as they return the favor through their actions.

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  50. I think it's a good idea!
    It's a benefit for the US. More Population and it's good for the country. They can get better education and more jobs could be created and stuff like that. The Immigrants can get a better life here too.
    Sania BachA!
    bAUER!
    P.3rd!

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  51. Haley Neal Bauer Per 1September 20, 2010 at 10:11 PM

    The Dream Act seems like a win-win situation. We get educated immigrants or more military force and immigrants get easier access to citizenship. However, it is like an amnesty bill. It's rewarding people who are already here illegally with citizenship. There is nothing wrong with immigration but we shouldn't grant everyone who joins the military for two years with citizenship.

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  52. Kevin Krivda, Bauer P1
    I believe that serving in any military branch is the most patriotic thing any citizen can do (Keep up the good work cousin). I belive that immigrants should go through some process to become citizens and we should have a bill about immigrants because we do have to protect our country and halt any overcrowding. If you are willing to die for America, than u can be an American

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  53. I think this is great for the U.S. armed forces that illegal immigrants are required to serve for the country. This is like a "you help us, we'll help you". The only problem is that what if the immigrant is like a spy.

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  54. All immigrants want is the same thing... the American Dream. who are we to deny any immigrant from coming into this country? wasnt it our founding fathers dream to give equal oppurtunites to everyone? i think the act is a no brainer... it should be passed.

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  55. It could be useful to have illegal immigrants become citizens and serve in our army. Since people will immigrate here illegally regardless of law, we might as well just go ahead and treat them same as anyone else.

    Brian S.
    Per. 4

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  56. This could be helpful to our army, but could also be a dangerous act. People can come from these foreign countries and be some kind of spy and then our whole country would be in trouble. i think that if they come and serve in our military, they need to have a citizenship. they would over flow our country also. This country would start getting too many people to handle and things would get really bad.
    Blake Harrison
    Bauer
    Period 3

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  57. I think the bill is a good idea. We are building the amount of educated peoples in our country (which we desperately need). And as well as the illegal immigrants being educated they will most likely go the millitary route. So we are also increasing our country's military defense. The bill is overall a good idea. it might stop the heavy flow of immigrants as well.
    Sloan per 5
    Samantha White

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  58. The Dream Act would be great for the country. We could be gaining more service men and women as well as more educated people. Many Americans value higher education and defending our country so by passing this bill, it can prove how much an illegal immigrant is willing to do for the country and stay here.

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  59. Maria Perez
    Sloan
    Period 4
    I believe that everyone should get a equal part in the U.S. because the founding fathers of this nation said that everyone should be equal including immigrants because they are here for the American Dream, and improve their lives and education and thats what the U.S. needs, educated people that can work and have careers like anyone else that is a citizen and it would also help out the U.S. Thats why I think immigrants with the will to study and become prepared should have the chance and right to be a citizen. Thats why i approve the passing of the Dream Act.

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  60. This bill would be good in that it would help out people who are coming to the US to work hard, whether it's working hard in school or in the military. It's a win win for both people who want to live in the land of opportunity and for the US as we would gain an educated workforce and military recruits.

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  61. I feel that the bill would promote the U.S. as a country of opportunities. This would make the nation not only stronger, but more citizens would be loyal.

    Guadalupe Velasquez
    Sloan, period 1

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  62. MIRIAM BEJINES P.5 MR.SLOANSeptember 21, 2010 at 4:33 PM

    I believe this bill would help our military and america as a whole,because it will give immigrants an opportunity to overcome others.It will also help the military recruits by getting more educated people.So i think that the Dream Act can be helpful.

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  63. katie frogue, sloan p1September 21, 2010 at 4:34 PM

    I think that the bill can help the military by recieving more people. If you are able to live in the country, then you should be a citizen. Also, I believe that you should be at least born in the country to be a legal citizen, but I guess it varies.

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  64. I don't think this bill is a good idea. I think that only legal American citizens should be allowed in the military. I think that since they are illegal they need to be deported. If they want to become an american citizten they should go through the correct legalization process. Kayla Sweet Sloan per 1

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  65. I think this bill is a good idea. It would make our military stronger and also it could possibly raise the education level. Overall, I think it is a benefit to this country if it passes.

    Kimberly Smith
    Bauer
    Period 1

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  66. ABSOLUTELY NOT, the military should leave things the way they are. If they want to come here and willingly serve in our military then they should not have anything "illegal" and "alien" to do with them. They need to be legal and a citizen of the u.s. there is nothing patriotic about this. Next they'll hand women and children a gun and send them to war too. Their is also a debate of whether they should let homosexuals serve in the military. let's just ALL go to war :/


    per 2
    bauer

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  67. I believe that this bill would be a good thing because it would help America advance, and also it would help the young men and women who have come to America illegally. Most of them did not make the choice to come to America illegally, their parents did, so is it right to punish them for their parents decisions? I don't believe so.
    Bauer per. 1
    Sloan per. 3

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  68. I believe that this bill will make our population higher and enough though they will be well educated, they are taking jobs that American people could possibly have. Someone who was here illegally for many years is taking the jobs of people who actually came to the country properly or where already born citizens here. I do not think it’s fair that illegal immigrants get rewarded with jobs for doing something illegal when a legal citizen is without a working position.

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  69. I think that this bill is a good idea because immigrants that are living here now can finally become a citizen and they can help the U.S at the same time. this will also give them a chance to become loyal to their country.

    Chris Long, Mr. Bauer, P.3

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  70. Although I am able to see that this is indeed a form of amnesty bill, I do agree with it. I am "for" the military part of it though more than I am for the college. I do not predict that their could be any harm in adding to our military but I do see harm in choice number two. If these illegal aliens were to go to college and become educated just as us legal citizens do, even though I have to admit that our society is always better off with more educated people, ultimately these has-been aliens could end up taking jobs from us. I think though, that if this does happen to be the case in the end, it shouldn't be that drastic a situation as not that many will participate in this act. Many aliens probably aren't going to choose to go this route, whether it be because they don't have the money or they just can't get into a college (since they haven't lived here since their kindergarten years as we have to acquire the same level of knowledge). All in all, this bill will probably end up being more advantageous than harmful and so therefore has my support.

    --Sloan
    AP Econ, Period 3

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  71. This bill is a good thing because it will help America advance with the knowledge of citizens. It will also grant citizenship to those who came illegally and who have been living and faithfully studying in the U.S. It also helps the army gain new troops that will be knowledgeable think up tactics that will lead our country to victory. This shows also the loyalty and commitment to become a legal citizen of illegal immigrants that wish to be apart of this country. It is the people that make this country beautiful and admired by all others. Those who are committed to becoming knowledgeable will cause the U.S. to rise above all other areas.

    Melody Morphis
    Mr. Sloan
    per.1

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  72. I think not! There should not be an express lane for people that have gone into the military, if we dont trust these people enough to be citizens, we should not trust them with guns, they could just wind up killing our own people. If you ask me id say keep them in their place and us in ours, and stop immigration as a whole. If someone hops the boarder illegaly and drops out a kid then the kid gets citizenship? thats b, and so is this, i think we should just build a fortress around the whole us and not let anyone in.

    mr bauer
    economics
    period 2
    9-21-10

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  73. KARINA RAMOS MR SLOAN PERIOD 1

    I BELEIVE THAT THE DREAM ACT WILL BE GOOD FOR OUR COUNTRY. I THINK THIS BECAUSE MORE SMART AND LOYAL PEEOPLE WILL BECOME TO FACE OUR COUNTRY AND MAKE IT A BETTER COUNTRY AS A WHOLE.
    I BELIEVE THAT THIS DOES HELP THE MILITARY AND AMERICA. I DO SEE THIS AS A COMMITMENT TO BECOME A CITIZEN.

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  74. I don't believe the bill is to help midterm elections because the immigrants can't vote for the bill. It is a great way to help some young immigrants live where they want. And show the person's loyalty becuase they have two options that are dificult to committ to if they aren't serious about becoming an American citizen.

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  75. the dream act represent oportunites for those who come to this country in surch of a better life. not only that but it will halp the economy greatly. the ilegal grads from college will be able to get a job in their profesion therfor paying taxes ex... this will only help the country become stronger and more competative.
    the dream act will help those who want a better life and improve the country.
    Alondra Munoz
    sloan p.5

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  76. I dont think that they should let them became a citizen if they come over here before they are 15. Yes it could benifit the U.S. but they should have to go through the process if they want to become a U.S. citizen just as the other immagrants have to do.The law is not to let immagrants come over here until they get there citizen ship to stay over here doesn't matter what age they are. So I think that the law should apply to all immagrants.
    Morgan zimmerman
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  77. I think the dream act is wonderful idea and it can change the life of many illegal immigrants who come to America to try to fulfill the American dream. The act will have several positive effects on the nation, since more people in the country will better educated and can potential be leaders of companies in the future.
    Fran
    Bauer

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  78. I think this act will be great for the country and immigrants. It will provide a more quick way for immigrants to become citizens, the only problem is that there are only two options- military or college. If they can commit to either of those two then they are set. One thing that I saw come up throughout the blog was the fear that the immigrants will end up being spies. There is always going to be a cost for making a choice, but I think the benefit outweighs the cost so the bill should be pass.

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  79. Absolutley, this is a bill that would help immagrants posses the American dream a little easier. I mean, America is built off of immagrants, and who are we to say whether or not somebody should come to our country, and recieve an education? I like that the Bill requires at least 2 years of college, or military service. I think it's fair, and many immagrants are willing to do anything to have the opprotunity of living here. And the comment by Drake L. about the possibility of attack? Well, I mean, an American citizen could do the same thing right?

    Its fair, why not? Let the kid try and better himself by getting an education.

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  80. I believe that the Dream Act would help the U.S. with our military, but I don not agree whith the fact that they don't have to take the citizen test. It doesn't seem fair, but I do like half of it.

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  81. Haley Collins (Sloan Period 01)September 21, 2010 at 7:12 PM

    I believe illegal immigration is wrong. Personally becoming a US citizen should be a process in which immigrants have to endure. It is unfair to the people in our own country who put forth the work and effort to have it taken away in a flash. This Bill is stupid from my perspective. Honestly, how are we suppose to pay for people in other Nations we can barely pay for ourselves? Seriously if we can pay for education and Military necessities through our government for foreigners hey here's an idea... WHY DONT WE JUST GIVE ALL NATURAL BORN CITIZENS COLLEGE FUNDS? Seriously, there are students out there that drown themselves in student loans, put themselves in DEBT just so they can live a life and get a job that hasn't been outsourced! We live in this country therefore we should get benefits rather than illegal immigrants! This is ridiculous, there are always going to be volunteers and there are ALWAYS going to be people that need to join the Military to better themselves because they have nothing. SO WHY! WHY... bring in Illegal immigrants to TAKE this spot? When they should just get their green cards, the right way, STOP SNEAKING INTO OUR COUNTRY, learn how to speak our language and live as an actual member of the United States of America that functions in the workforce as an equal!

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  82. I think the Dream Act has some good points but I don't think it is a good idea. It seems like the act was created primarily to boost military recruitment but illegal aliens have always had the option of gaining citizenship through the military. Additionally, I don't think it is a good idea to dilute our military forces with foreign speaking citizens with questionable loyalties.

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  83. I think the dream act would be a great opportunity for those who came to the united states. This is not the first time the dream act is around so it should not be a threat. I think its time for those people that are illigal to have an opportunity to get their residency.
    monica salazar
    mr.sloan

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  84. I believe that this is a good bill to pass. Not only can our military forces increase, but passing this bill can help our nation as a whole by letting these immigrants have a chance in succeeding and getting an education here in the United States.

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  85. I think this act is both reasonable and selfish. I guess it would show how dedicated the person is to be a citizen and will help the military. Selfish though because it seems like it's all about the military. I personally don't agree with this act, there are alternatives in becoming a citizen,and i think we should stick with them.

    Daniel Ruiz
    Sloan
    Govt. Per.5

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  86. I think this bill would really help because our future generations would be more educated and be involved in the military, which is always a plus. It would give students that didnt have the choice in being an illegal immigrant the opportunity to be a citizen.

    Chelsea Ray
    Mr.Sloan p.1

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  87. Christina Merager (Phenix per. 4)September 21, 2010 at 7:49 PM

    soooo I think that this is unnecessary. The military needs to be like family and whether we like it or not this will split them up Even more. I mean, I guess if they want to serve they can, but we shouldn't really be making incentives... This country was Built on immigration and its better that they're put in the military than our jails. (stereotype... i know..)I just don't like the idea. Basically what Haley said.

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  88. The Dream Act seems like a very good idea, the outcome would be productive for the military and for our country. This would help and encourage our immigrants to continue their education onto college and be more educated which pays off for the U.S since there's an issue with people whom lack eductaion etc. Also, our military would have more people which is also good...

    Christina Luna
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  89. I agree with the DREAM bill. It will help provide more ready troops for U.S and educate immigrants who lack education and make them a better part of our society

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  90. Bryana Zamarripa Bauer p3September 21, 2010 at 8:00 PM

    i think that the bill should be passed because there are many people that are immigrants and having the bill passed will help the military. joining the military doesnt prove loyalty but it helps because it ends up helping the united states.
    Bryana Zamarripa
    Bauer p3

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  91. this could be a really good thing for the us it will help our country by finding skilled workers and peopel that are willing to put their lifes on the line for us all to live safely. this is a great way to help the cuntry and i dont really see to much of a down side to this.

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  92. I believe that it is a good idea to make immigrants either go into the military or college in order to become a citizen because it does show their dedication to wanting to become a citizen. However, I also believe that it may take away from those of us who want to get into a university but can't because there is no space.

    Sloan p.2

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  93. I believe this bill could be a positive and negative idea for the U.S. Illegal immigrants are going to come to the country either way. It could benefit us to make a bill that will encourage illegals to support our country or get an education. At least that way they are trying to do some good in our country. It could have potential for our country to grow in a positive way. Although, it could hurt our country at the same time. Other countries could take advantage of us. They could send kids over here to get in our system then train them to turn against us or use them to plan attacks on our country. Illegal immigrants will always be an issue for our country and no matter how we try to fix it the problem will never go away.
    Mr. Sloan
    P.1
    Spencer Pellandini

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  94. I believe this is a good idea that would give us a larger, smarter population. It will also give us a stronger army.

    - Ivan Cardenas
    Per. 3 Mr. Sloan

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  95. Bauer 4th
    i belive this is a good bill. i think that hard working milligle alians should be given citizen ship becuse they earned it. I also think that if you do so many days of commuity servise along with this bill it would be good also. i think that it does give loyalty in the country becuse you do ahve to do all these task and if you didnt care you wouldent be in that position.

    jacob farrar

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  96. I think it probley would help our country because we would have a lot of men and women fighting for us but also you have to look at the pain it could possibly cause families especially finding out that their kid had died so it is a good and bad thing.
    Aniscia Silva. Sloan. per 5.

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  97. The DREAM bill would be an excellent idea because it would not only increase our standing army and it would also add to the number educated people in the country. It would make space even more limited in the universities and colleges, also their would have to be more government funding in order to allow some people to attend these schools.
    Ruben Rodriguez
    Mr. Bauer Per. 3

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  98. i think that this would be a good idea. it would help the US military as well as help educate more poeple in our country. and if they have lived in the US for a good part of thier lives. There is not reason why they would not want to help it out by joining the military or getting an education.

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  99. Hannah Engebretsen/Bauer, period 2September 21, 2010 at 8:55 PM

    I agree the bill is great because it will allow illegal imigrants to become citizens. It will also help them achive the american dream. The bill could also help the military by having more volunteers.

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  100. I couldn't disagree more with this proposed bill. First off, just because illegal immigrants are in the military doesn't mean they want to be there; maybe they just chose to join so they didn't have to return to their country. And just because they're in college doesn't mean they are learnind. Forcing them either into the military or college won't help this country at all. If illegal immigrants really want to be a citizen of this country, they'll go through the necessary requirements to do so.

    Sloan
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  101. This bill is an effective way to help solve an immigration problem. Illegal immigration is never right, no matter how dire the situation is, illegal still means illegal. However, it is more than understandable that people wish to seek a better life. Having an alternative to simple punishment or ignorance is going to help immigrants. Giving back to America for getting citizenship is an effective way to gain loyalty. Now they have the chance to prove that they will be a benefit to our country (which is more than we can say for many citizens born in the u.s.).
    kayla smith
    sloan per 2

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  102. Alejandro Ibarra (Mr. Sloan P.1)September 21, 2010 at 9:23 PM

    I believe the dream act is something that should be passed. I think that the requirments to it are great as well because what better way is there to show commitiment by risking your life for the country you love. it would also bring about a reason for more immagrants to take there education seriously making a bigger population of younger educated people.

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  103. Sergio Maldonado, Sloan p.3/Bauer p.4September 21, 2010 at 9:24 PM

    The Dream Act seems to benefit both illegal immigrants and the U.S. It could increase the military's power and/ or illegal immigrants' education level. It is a good thing that the U.S is trying to help illegal immigrants that probably came to the U.S with their relatives or when they were too young to know what was happening. This way illegal immigrants can become citizens while being productive at the same time. However they should create an ROTC type program where the illegal immigrant completes 2 years of military service and then goes to college for two years, but extend the residency to 8 years. This way they don't just get free tuition, while most legal citizens can't even afford one year of college without loans.

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  104. Dominique Jimenez. Sloan. 5th PeriodSeptember 21, 2010 at 9:27 PM

    i believe that it is acceptable for an illegal immigrant to serve in the army or a college to earn citizenship in the US. Illegal immigration is still unexeptable but serving for citizenship is a great idea.

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  105. I really don't think this bill is a good idea i mean it's not exactly fair for the government to put illegal immigrants into the army to become citizens but i do think it is fair to gain citizenship in exchange for years in college because sometimes illegal immigrants are more serious about their education than other people their age that were born in the U.S.

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  106. I think that this bill is a dumb idea. Why are we always offering different ways to help illegals? Why don't we help ourselves first? How can you help other people if your not even solid? Like we have so many people in this country that are in need and that are living on the streets and dying and whatnot. Plus, whose idea was it to give illegals the right to join the military so they can be a resident? Pretty dumb idea there. Just asking for another brutal attack on the country. It is what it is though, the government will probably pass this retarded bill.
    -Matt Nolen
    Sloan
    p.1

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  107. Janeiry Balderas, Mr. Sloan, Period 4September 21, 2010 at 9:34 PM

    I believe that the dream act is great because it will allow our country to be one of oppurtunity and give the example that a citizen doesn't have to be born, to show that a citizen can be created. That through education one can succeed and become a worthy person to be a citizen. Also this would only help the country by having all these people that are interested in having an education and many cases the careers that are been done are those that lack to be done by society today. The soldiers I believe would help but they must have certain love and pride for the cuntry of they are willing to risk their lives. But in a sense this bill isn't an amnesty though, yet there is things that make it seem like it. It seems though that the act is a good one but I find t hard that it will get ratified.

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  108. This bill would be fantastic for America. I think there should be a better option for citizenship and this "Dream Act" seems like the way it will be put into action.

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  109. Chad Farris - Mr Sloan - Period 4September 21, 2010 at 9:37 PM

    The military has Americans signing up everyday, there is no shortage of recruitment's. If the Dream Act is passed, the military needs to make sure the immigrants joining the military are worthy of such an honor the same way they do the rest of us born here in America.

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  110. I somewhat disagree and agree on this proposed bill.one thing is that just because people are being forced into the military it doesn't mean that they want to be there and they are just doing it to leave their country. If you are passing a bill to start recruiting people from all over countries just to "increase defense" seems pretty sad to me. Although, I do agree that people with a passion to succeed and want a education should get that opportunity. I also agree that everyone should have a way of getting citizenship no matter where you come from because in reality,we are all born equal just on different sides of imaginary lines.
    Jose Alvarez P.4 Sloan

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  111. Alyssa Cuevas
    Sloan
    period 4
    if a immigrant chooses to come to America, and goes through the process to become legal, the or she deserves every right that us as americans have :)

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  112. i think that its a good idea and that way the person can show that he or she are wiling to be a good and honorable citizen and by having them join the military is also good because that way they can show they really want the citizenship and deserve it .

    Ricardo Villalpando
    pr.5 Sloan

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  113. I think this bill would be able to work out for our country. It would help our military giving them more recruitment options. GIing the military thes eoptions you have more skilled people to choose from. One thing you have to focus is on is terroism , one could join the miliary to 10 or so years later corrupt the whole military. Lets not trust people the easily
    jordan Elzie per sloan

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  114. I think the Dream Act is a great idea. It will benefit the military grow in numbers. It would also allow those who want to get a higher education to go to college; there are concerns that immigrants who have a higher education will take away jobs from the people that were born here, but if Americans do not want to lose those jobs to immigrants then they should also try to further their education. I know that getting a higher education is expensive but it will also be expensive for immigrants, so they have no advantage. If we allow educated immigrants to become citizens then they will be paying taxes and their higher education will probably mean that they will be paying more than the many other Americans who will be earning minimum wage. There are also concerns that immigrants in the military can act as spies for foreign nations; however i think that foreign nations in need of information would probably rely on spies whose background would not arise suspicion. Furthermore, military leaks have happened already and the people who leak information are natural born citizens.

    Omar Hoyos
    Bauer

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  115. i believe this would help the military recruitment. it would give more people the opportunities they wanted. why just shoot them down? just give them a chance.
    kimberlie hernandez
    sloan
    period 4

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  116. i think that this bill is not a good idea. why should we award people for breaking laws. If they really want to be an american citizen than they can go back and gain it the legal way

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  117. I think this bill is a good idea. It allows illegal immigrants a different option of obtaining citizenship. Not only does it help aliens, but it also provides help towards military and with college requirements, that can only make the states that much better. Dream Act gets my approval.

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  118. I think this a very acceptable and reasonable bill. We promote individuals to be productive parts of society by requiring high school education plus college or military. Or both if they participate in the military for four years and then take advantage of the college opportunities presented there. Hell, going past the high school level in education or military is more than some born legal Americans. I think this is much more acceptable than just allowing illegals to cross the border and take advantage of the system, and having us have bend backwards if they don't know a single word of English. So yeah, Marklin like bill.
    Marklin Nixon
    Mr. Sloan
    Government Period 1
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  119. I think this bill is a good idea. But its not a solution to the problem. Also service does show loyalty in the way that they are trying to accomplish something and not take advantage of the systems.

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  120. The Dream Act gives immigrants opportunity. Immigrants mainly come to the U.S for a better future and to be successful. They can also help with military needs. I think it is a good idea. It will help them and also America. -G.Lathipanya

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  121. Tyler Glenn, Per. 3 SloanSeptember 21, 2010 at 10:18 PM

    This bill is an amazing idea because it allows immigrants to gain citizenship and in return they give us something. Either they will become educated which could help someway in the future or they would join the military. The military could use as many people as it can get. It would make the fight for the country they wanna be a citizen in.

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  122. The Dream act bill is something that all immigrants have been waiting for.A chance to get their citizenship,I think its a great idea for this law to pass because its a win,win situation.It helps out the military and by haveing 2 years of college shows that immigrants just want a better education,even tho it will be expensive without haveing loans.This bill would still be much help for all 825,000 illegal immigrants in the U.S!


    tania hinojosa
    sloan p5

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  123. Karissa Patwell, Per. 3 SloanSeptember 21, 2010 at 10:24 PM

    This bill will help our military immensely because it will put more people into it. If they want to become citizens fighting for our country is a great trade off. It makes both sides happy. If they go to college there is a good chance they will have a good job and they will be able to provide for society in some way. So overall the bill is a great idea.

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  124. I don't really think this bill is too bad. It would promote patriotism and education, which are always good things. Immigrants can find a way to contribute more to the country while still helping themselves out. This is especially great for immigrant children who most likely had no choice in coming illegally or not to this country. They are deserve a chance to be a citizen and help the country if they are loyal enough to it. Bauer/Sloan

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  125. ima agree because its good in a way that the military its going to get more help and give the people better opportunities because its going to be more good than bad and it will benefit others as well.

    Santiago N Diaz

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  126. I think this is a great idea! For one thing, it honors immigrants who are coming to our country and working really hard to be successful. It also gives a kick in the pants to the many lazy people in this country who do nothing no help or benefit this country. I love that David Cho came to the US, made it to UCLA, and now has a chance to become a citizen and serve our country. I say way to go (:

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  127. Kayla Rodriguez Sloan 5September 21, 2010 at 10:54 PM

    comming from another country is very difficult financially. this means that college tuition is very expensive, sending those who cannot afford the education to the military. this bill would be beneficial to our military.

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  128. i do think this bill is a good idea. it will help our military have more recruitors. it will also be good because they can also get a good education. and also the immagrants can go into the military and be proud of this country.
    erika oropeza
    mr.sloan p.4

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  129. Mallory lemieux Mr sloan pd.4September 21, 2010 at 11:13 PM

    I think that if you want to become a citizen of the united states you should do it right when you enter this country and not wait until you graduate highschool or when your attending school. WE have plenty of legall born citizens that sign up for our military everyday

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  130. Kayla O'Hara Mr. sloan p. 5September 21, 2010 at 11:28 PM

    i think that the immigrants should come into america legally and then if they wanted to join the military but we do have plenty joining the military everyday. so it wouldnt really make a differnce i think

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  131. victor alvarez MR sloan pd 5September 21, 2010 at 11:30 PM

    the dream act seems like a good idea. it will help our country get more military personal which will help maintain the freedom of this country,which will keep making more immigrants come to work here

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  132. Cristian Garcia/Bauer period 3September 21, 2010 at 11:34 PM

    people should be committed to become a citizen especially if they served in the army and if they stayed in school.If immigrants have the will to stay in school or fight in the army then they should be aloud citizenship.

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  133. The Dream Act is a good idea because it will give our country a bigger military and every country needs that. It is also a good idea because it gives immigrants better education and that helps our country because it gives us more smart people to make better decisions.
    Ricardo Rivera
    Bauer P.5

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  134. 800000 is not that big of a percentage of the total working population in America, so these immigrants wouldn't have a huge affect on the economy. However if it was passed immigration would have to be strictly enforced to keep this bill from granting citizenship to too many more immigrants and increase the workforce too much.
    Sloan Per. 3
    Bauer Per. 4

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  135. This bill is fundamentally amnesty and just another futile attempt towards immigration reform in this country. It's also endorsed by Harry Reid who anticipates the acquirement of more Hispanic votes in Nevada. Must I say more? Our politicians are so enthralled with themselves that they're at a complete disconnect with what the people want.(Sloan P.3/Bauer P.4)

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  136. This is me seems heroic, but making a bill out of it seems a bit rash.

    Victoria Turney
    Bauer 1st

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  137. Isabel de la rosa
    Bauer
    p.2
    I believe that illegal students should be able to get their residency because they would contribute to society. The students have shown determination and it’s a quality to seek in Americans and besides it wouldn’t apply to all the illegal immigrantsl it would only give residency to the ones that are students and the students could make a good difference in America.

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  138. Ryan thinks that the bill would make it easyer for imagrants to get better jobs then picking fruit and help them be a full funcitioning citizen. Ryan also thinks that will help the military out by getting more people to join and help fight what ever they are fighting.Ryan also thinks that this could lower prices of colleges because more going to college then less money needed by people and an imflix of money to economy. ryan also tihnks that this will help the economy because it will help make new jobs and more jobs.

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  139. I believe this form of amnesty is harmless. It requires the illegal alien to go to college or join the military, which would benefit the country in some way. Since the illegal immingrants are going to be here anyways, I don't see the problem with letting some of then go to college or join the military to gain citizenship. Otherwise, they would have no motivation to help the country and instead continue to contribute nothing to society. The dream act seems like an effective process to me.
    Sloan
    Period 5

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  140. I believe that it helps our nation. It gives the military some people and a larger force and it gives immigrants a better education. In the end, it'll show commitment to the nation which will then show that they should get their citizenship.

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  141. Shane Santos, Period 5, BauerSeptember 22, 2010 at 7:10 AM

    It shouldnt matter how long you lived in the U.S or if you were born here. I believe that everyone as soon as they turn 18 should take the legalization test. They shouldnt just hand out citizenship for nothing. You should earn your rights not just have them be given to you. Not any one person should be automatically become a citizen.

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  142. I believe that this bill is a great idea. I believe that he should be allowed to be here because hes making an education for himself and is actually doing something here not being one of those annoying nonenglish speaking guys that just bug people all day. This will definitely bring a better military and will benefit the US.

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  143. Lourdes Godinez
    MrBauer
    Period 2

    I think the Dream Act will be good for our country because we will have more educated people in the U.S. I think illegal immigrants who came to this country at a very young age and completed school, should be able to go to college.

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  144. I believe that this bill would not help our military as men and women who have been born and raised in our country wouldtn join the military those who arent citizens prob wouldnt and if this bill came into affect it would give those who came to our country illegally nothing more than a slap on the wrist.

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  145. this bill would help out in the number of military people that is counry has an the education levels would jump up as well something that this country truly needs at this time we are in .So in mr.chos case i think it would be great so he can be a good citizen to this country.

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  146. i think that it is a good opportunity for the US because illegal immigrants will become citizens while doing something helpful to our country. they can either serve in the military or get a good education.
    ~~brooke fletcher:)
    mr. bauer
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  147. I think it's a fantastic idea! There are millions of undocumented students who whish to get an education. Some illegal immagrants see this country as their home now and wish to make the best of it by helping and getting involved. It would help the military and other jobs that are needed in the United States. I believe this Law should be passed and that their shouldn't be any hesitation because a lot of illegal immigrants are smart and would problaby be the next to help other citizens make the U.S a better place.

    Karen Villasenor
    Mr.Bauer
    Per:2

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  148. I think that this bill is a good idea. Immigrants want citizenship and complain about it. The kids who actually want to be here to get a better education and like our country should be rewarded and get citizenship here. They are serving our country and bettering it as well.
    Stephanie A
    Mr.Sloan
    Per.4

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  149. Steven Reichmuth, Bauer, period 2September 22, 2010 at 9:49 PM

    I beleive in people being able to gain citizenship for joining the military beacause that shows patriotism. I don't like the college thing especially if the students get it free.

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  150. Many illegal immigrant students have lived in th eunited states for most of thier life. They have adapted to the customes and values of America. If they move on to college or serve in the military for two years with the customs of an American, why should they not live in America. They also have to have "good moral conduct" which will insure they are worthy of living here. If illegal immigrants became residents they would be taxed which would eliminate a major aspect of immigration. Most of all the Dream Act represents what America is, the land or dreams and opportunities.
    Gabby Cello
    Mr. Sloan
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  151. would eliminate a major problem*

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  152. Danielle Smith, Sloan P1September 23, 2010 at 7:00 AM

    This isn't a good idea at all. Illegal immigrants shouldn't be given more than they already are. What, now they get citizenship after coming in illegally and probably sucking our system dry for five or six years? I don't think that proves loyalty at all. It's loyalty to nonresidents of the country, not the actual citizens here. It probably wouldn't help out our military much anyway.

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  153. this could be a bad idea. it will just give not-yet illegal immigrants more incentive to rationalize a choice to break the law in coming to america. i may be misunderstanding the concept here, but why would we want to give more opportunities to people FOR breaking the law? it's backwards.

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  154. amanda Eckroth
    per.1
    mr.sloan
    yes i think this bill will help out the military becuase if they have to do it then we will have more people defending us for one nation.

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  155. Justin Tyler, Bauer, p.3September 23, 2010 at 10:50 PM

    I do belive that this act will increase the military population. I am not sure though that an illegal immigrant, however, will stay true to our country if we happen to be at war with their home country.another thing though they are "illegal" aliens meaning that they came here illegally so why should others who are caught trying to come here be rejected while the ones who succedeed in sneaking over here have a chance to become a U.S. citizen.

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  156. I think the DREAM act is a great idea. How many great minds are we depriving the chance to help the world by keeping them from becoming citizens? How many amazing discoveries are we not having because these geniuses aren't citizens? Immigration doesn't belong with defense; they're two separate issues.

    Emily Dirksen
    Bauer
    AP Gov

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  157. My opinion is theirs more to this story than meets the eye, in every person in the whole world that one person has an opinion it might be a good thing to do this but why are illegal immigrants still hopping borders. Patriotism is just a word our founding fathers wanted to find reason and question things before taking action.

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  158. Ashley Parker, Bauer P2September 29, 2010 at 12:13 AM

    The Dream Act... well I actually approve of it. I think that if immigrants actually try their hardest to be an American and do all those steps to becoming American, they deserve it. I honestly don't see why this is such a problem, if I like it, most people should. It would give them eduaction, they would help our country, etc. It's a good act that should be passed

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  159. i think that this is a good plan for the US, it will allow the illegal immigrants that are here to become citizens while helping out our country through either the military or education. The illegal immigrants are her, now they can become citizens while doing good and helping the country

    Amanda hommond
    SLAON PER 1

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  160. I am a proponent and I believe that the Dream Act would help our country as a whole. It would either make the immigrant go to college which would help them find a place in society and help our economy, or the immigrant would help our military. Ultimately, the immigrant would be helping our entire country in either case. If they end up going through with the Dream Act, they would actually deserve to be a citizen because they helped our country. I think it could be a political theatre to gain votes in the coming midterm elections.

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  161. I think this bill is a good idea on the part to let the immigrants to come to college, but do not agree on the military part. If the young illigal immigrants came to America at a young age then they should have an oppurtunuty for education. I dont think any illigal immigrants should be apart of our military because we know nothing of where their true alligance lies. If they want apart of the u.s military then they need to be legal immigrants.

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  162. i think the bill is a great idea to reward illegal immigrant for their hard work.

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  163. i really dont know what that bill would do. only trying to get immagrents in to the military to show that they care more for the U.S instead of their original country? it makes really no sense. but it the U.S think its gonna do good, they go ahead

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  164. Michael Freeman Per 5 SloanDecember 13, 2010 at 8:54 PM

    No, she has no right to get any schooling. She has no right to have any freedom. She has no right to have any say in anything. She is still not from the us, nor did her parents do the correct things to be her legally. I think they should have deported her right there on the spot when they found this out.

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  165. Vicente Chavez
    Sloan per 5th
    I think that the dream act could be a dream come true to many illgal students in this country because that would give them the right to continue on with school and make the counrty better. No i don't think that this is like an amnesty because not every illegal alien will get the citizenship only the ones that want to continue on with their education and military would be stronger with more education and it would give a chance for the ones that want to be something to accomplish their goals and become succesfull in their lives. this reminds me of Martin Luther King jr. with hes term "I Have A Dream" many illegal students also have a dream and that is to be given that opportunity to continue with their studies.

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  166. This bill is a good idea..it will make our military force much larger and more united..we need all the help we can get..
    Danielle Barros
    Sloan p.4

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  167. enrique salazar sloanper5December 15, 2010 at 3:38 PM

    I think the bill should be passed because it would help the military so much and give them more citizens to recruit

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  168. kayla rodriguez sloan5December 16, 2010 at 12:48 AM

    i do belive that this act will increase military population. im not positve that an illegal immigrant will be in good behavior to our country if we happen to be at war with their home country. theyre "illegal" imigrants meaning that they came here illegally. some of these people are about to get their citizenship while others are just getting caught. it isnt very organized.

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