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November 29th, 2010
04:45 PM ET

Good or Bad DREAM?

If passed, the DREAM act would give some illegal immigrant students the opportunity to “fix” their current immigration status by serving in the U.S. military or acquiring a college degree.  Some argue the bill would allow productive young immigrants to contribute to the U.S. and help the economy.  Others believe it will be taking opportunities away from students who are in this country legally and may add to the problem of illegal immigration.  What do you think?

Jeremy Dunn, CNNSN Producer


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  1. Anonymous

    Arne Duncan is misleading the public with his low ball estimate of Dream Act receipients, untold millions would undoubtedly receive the benefit and the Dream Act would ruin higher education in the U.S. if passed.

    The true number of Dream Act eligibles is unknown, but given many foreigner’s desire for green cards and the ease of obtaining a GED in lieu of a high school diploma, fake documents, and applying for exceptions, the true number could be as high as 10 – 30 million, with 50 – 100 million illegal immigrants getting green cards as family members.

    The 55,000 students Duncan mentions are the number of known illegal aliens graduating high school each year. They already are going to college and receiving limited scholarships in states like California. These kinds of programs have contributed to huge budget deficits. They are unsustainable. Nonetheless, Dream Act supporters seek more financial aid and green cards to enable illegal alien students to work, and also to grant green cards to their parents who broke the immigration laws.

    In reality the Dream Act is available to an estimate 2.1 million illegal aliens because of a backlog of students they wish to include. The entire U.S. has only around 2 million entry level freshman seats at 4-year colleges and 18 million total enrolled in college. The Dream Act suggests we solve the dilemma of the foreign intruders by inviting them to take, at our expense, virtually every college space. Obviously, those college seats are competitive, but is our government enabling fair competition? Should our tax dollar paid financial aid be available to all foreigners based on the following populations?

    Mexico population: 100 million.
    South America population: 400 million.
    Africa population: 700 million.
    Asian population: 3 billion

    The Dream Act, with its many loopholes, is an open-door policy making education at the taxpayers’ expense available to any foreigner who claims to meet the criteria. Even if petitioners falsify information, they are protected against being deported by merely having applied.

    The Dream Act is a dangerous, poorly written bill that invites massive abuse and has built in protections for illegal entrants to this country.

    November 29, 2010 at 5:04 pm |
  2. Maura

    I think that once someone is in this country, has a family, and has a home, than the US should not just take them away. There should be a way that We as a country could either make them American citizens or just make sure that they don't cause harm to our country, either way...they should be allowed to stay.

    November 29, 2010 at 5:05 pm |
  3. Axl

    Giving this act to immigrant students is the right thing to do, they are not at fault for what their parents have done. This country is about opportunity and this would give them a chance to succeed. This would give some of these students who are now graduates a chance to open their own business and create jobs for everyone. This is something that is needed before the end of this decade.

    November 29, 2010 at 5:06 pm |
  4. mark

    legal or illegal, if you go to colllege education, no one taking away the opportunities from students in this country. right ?

    November 29, 2010 at 5:15 pm |
  5. Landaddy

    I think it is wrong to reward unlawful behavior. When those illegal aliens brought their kids to this country, it was with the hope of a better future for them. I can’t fault them for that. But they (illegal aliens) knew the laws of this country when they made that decision and still they put their kids into this situation. To change the law and allow those same kids legal status is to reward the parents’ unlawful behavior. I don’t see this country as punishing the kids because our country is merely enforcing the existing laws. Where is the justice for the American people? When do we get to hold those who broke our laws accountable? This proposed laws is unfair to all of the people from around the world who played by the rules. It just sends the wrong message about right and wrong. Their parents put them in this position not the American people, let them make it right for their kids.

    November 29, 2010 at 5:15 pm |
  6. Val

    No to the "dream" act. This is a nightmare that will just NOT GO AWAY.

    November 29, 2010 at 5:23 pm |
  7. Jim

    I think that if the students work hard, they should be allowed equal opportunities at citizenship. But, I think that they should do so through education, not just through service in our military. I think that it wouldn't be right to have people die just to receive citizenship.

    November 29, 2010 at 5:24 pm |
  8. jamie

    I think it would be great. A big step forward for Americas humbled workforce.

    November 29, 2010 at 5:25 pm |
  9. Tom

    Dream act will [most likely] affect the redistribution of resources in favor of [former] "illegal" minors.

    From the NATIONAL point of view however, Dream act will make US more competitive. It is not wise to keep wasting [human] resources, especially when government has no cost-effective means of deporting them.

    These kids aren't going anywhere.

    Dream act cannot add to the problem of illegal immigration. It is my understanding that parents of illegal minors won't be eligible for "sponsoring". Plus, Dream act cannot encourage more illegal borer-crossing since it is very clear (at least to me) that Dream Act is a ONE TIME ONLY act and won't be passed ever again.

    November 29, 2010 at 5:26 pm |
  10. Alex

    I think that the illegal immigrants shouldn't be allowed citizenship. I see them as evil and manipulative. I think that they're cheating the system.

    November 29, 2010 at 5:30 pm |
  11. david

    I am against the dream act. However, I am sympathetic to the undocumented students who were brought to america as youth. The language in which it is written is my disagreement. I would strongly support the Dream ACt if it only applied to the individual. This person would not be allowed to reach out and try to get their extended family citizenship. It is a backdoor to amnesty. If congress rewrites the dreamact I am in favor of 100 percent. America needs to make it a one time deal. Any future parents bringing their children over should not receive any special conditions.

    November 29, 2010 at 5:33 pm |
  12. TD

    i think that it is crazy to think that we should let illegal aliens to come to this country period. there should be no bend for people who break our law!

    November 29, 2010 at 5:49 pm |
  13. Maya

    If you like to pay more and more taxes, perhaps you will be in favor of the Dream Act. The economic consequences of illegal immigration are high. Federation for American Immigration Reform published a report of the cost of illegal immigration – about $113 billion annually. Broken down, the direct cost to the federal government is about $29 billion while the states pick up the other $84 billion. Broken down further each household of citizens who pay taxes foots a bill of approximately $1,117. The largest expense is educating their children -some $52 billion. Of course, the states with the highest number of illegals pay the most to feed, educate, house, doctor, and jail them. The 11 states that give illegals in-state tuition benefits for college spend $244 million annually on that alone.

    When our children were in college, one wanted to attend college in another country. Because of the cost that did not happen. Did we expect the other country to subsidize his education? No, of course not. It was not the duty of taxpayers in that country to provide any benefits for our son.

    If you think this issue does not affect you or your family, think again. Taxes, wages and medical costs are all affected. Do you wonder why Cesar Chavez, hero of the United Farm Workers, opposed illegal immigration? He even sent people to the border to stop illegals from entering the country. He accused the Immigration and Naturalization Service of turning a blind eye to the illegal alien strikebreakers. Chavez knew that illegal aliens impacted wages and drove them down. The GAO found that "illegal aliens depress wages for some in the US." Those affected are typically earning lower wages and least able to afford even less money.

    With many state budgets in deficit, lawmakers have an obligation to look for ways to reduce the burden of illegal immigration. Whether you call it illegal immigration or "undocumented persons" the bottom line is the same – it is illegal. You might want to ask your representatives why certain laws are not enforced. Will we ever learn that there is no such thing as a free lunch? Someone has to pay – and again the taxpayers will be footing the bill if the Dream Act passes.

    November 29, 2010 at 5:54 pm |
  14. Rissa

    i think if the bill passes it would be a good thing because of children like myself who was brought into this country without a choice at a very young age. i excel at school, i volunteer at a homeless shelter and do what i can to help this country be a better place...to me this country is my home and it would be an honor if this country consider me one of theirs

    November 29, 2010 at 5:56 pm |
  15. Jen

    I think the DREAM Act should be enacted. It is only common sense, no arguments can be made other than that it is "immoral" to reward bad behavior. The government needs to suck it up. The U.S. didn't do that well guarding our borders...at all! That's why the kids are here in the first place....so really...it's the government's fault. Give the kids a chance.

    November 29, 2010 at 6:12 pm |
  16. Izabella

    I personaly think that it is just for our safty and, they do not try to make a big deal.On the other side how far is to far.We do not like our bodys to be seen by other people who we do not know.But face it, would you rather be killed then go threw a quick cheak.

    November 29, 2010 at 6:14 pm |
  17. Jess

    In this day in age when one thinks immigration, one doesn't necessarily think scholar...but you will be surprised the amount of undocumented young adults I've met that go to college to pursue careers that our own children are sometimes too lazy or too scared to even contemplate. Because of their limitations, these "dreamers" work harder, the Dream Act is an opportunity to reward these kids for that hard work. Clearly they are here because their native countries lack opportunities, otherwise wouldn't they go back? and as far as I'm concerned America was founded by immigrants. What kind of hypocrites would we be do deny hard working students, that want to give back to the only land they are familiar with, the chance to live the American Dream? The fears of the opposition are understandable, but think of how much these kids are willing to give back if they are given this opportunity.

    November 29, 2010 at 6:16 pm |
  18. Lou

    Dream act is a win-win for everybody. These young kids have earned a high school degree, are talented and eager to continue a higher education. In the long run they will get back to the U.S. economy much more than they got. Further not everyone will qualify for it and they have to keep out of trouble and focus on their studies. It's all positive. Hope it passes during lame duck session!

    November 29, 2010 at 6:19 pm |
  19. Jasmine

    Well... I had to re-read this to try to understand and make it clear of my opinoin. First of all I don't think that it will take opprotunities away from students who are here legally. Then again I do think that it will increase the problem of illegal immigration in deffinately. I say this because, the world is big, and there are lots of things that students can do to help the earth and find jobs, especially in America, even if jobs are low. Giving young immagrants a chance to come to America is great, but it's not great if it's illegal.It would increase illegal immagrants to come to america because they're given an oppritunity to serve the US or have a educatio degree. I guess it's a both side deal. If illegal immagrants come to america, then they would be able to serve our country and once done live their life in a free country.

    November 29, 2010 at 6:24 pm |
  20. Steve

    It's good dream for those lawbreakers and nightmare for the lawful citizens.

    November 29, 2010 at 6:51 pm |
  21. Deann

    It absolutely will take away opportunities from other students. These illegal aliens broke the law and took from the American taxpayers for their own selfish benefit. Free high school, reduced tuition and undoubtably other benefits like free health care, food stamps and housing. All they need is an anchor baby or a fake SS# to get this benefits.
    Do you really think that they are going to suddenly change and become law abiding Americans? Pleasee.. a leopard does not change its spots. They will continue to game the system and take advantage of the system and Americans.
    Our politicians are fooling you all telling you that somehow this is a good thing, while millions of Americans are out of work.
    We do not need any more people to come to this country and drain our finances!!!

    November 29, 2010 at 7:04 pm |
  22. Erika

    I think the DREAM act should be passed. I also think it would be a wonderful opportunity if the illegal immigrants would serve in the U.S. military. They would totally feel like an American citizen while serving. As for the young illegal immigrants they should ALREADY be helping the U.S. and helping the economy.
    This will not take the opportunities away from students who are in this country legally.

    November 29, 2010 at 7:08 pm |
  23. Bailey

    I think it isnt the best idea....it could lead to even more illegal immigration than there is now.

    November 29, 2010 at 7:18 pm |
  24. Josh

    I think that if we let illegal immigrants in more will come and our country will have a huge population. Besides it isn't fair to the people who are here legally

    November 29, 2010 at 7:25 pm |
  25. kiersten

    I think that is is wrong because it is the U.S not the mexico. and I strongly dissagreeing With this.

    November 29, 2010 at 7:29 pm |
  26. McMorty

    Amnesty is all that this is. Enforce our current laws

    November 29, 2010 at 7:37 pm |
  27. Vineet

    We have to look at our country first and then help others, i mean what is the point to help other countries if our coutry isnt doing well

    November 29, 2010 at 8:04 pm |
  28. john

    I think i would be a good move because, this positive young people that love this country, can now contribute in a good way to this economy and help make this country a more competitive. because all this young people that are getting an education are not moving back to their country of origin, so might as well have them here legal

    November 29, 2010 at 8:28 pm |
  29. Yaser

    I think people should have the right to live in a place they want, for many reasons.An important reason is that people need jobs and a better education for their families.

    November 29, 2010 at 8:29 pm |
  30. Michael

    It is not fair that a illegal child who's immigrated to U.S. can just get a college degree or serve the U.S. Military and will fix their current immigration status. In the U.S. you have to do all the steps in order to be a U.S. Citizen. I also wonder if the kids can stay in the U.S. And the parents can't who will take care of the child.

    November 29, 2010 at 8:46 pm |
  31. Hunter

    Although people shouldn't immigrate illegally, I doubt the children had a choice wheather to go to America or not, and should be given a chance

    November 29, 2010 at 8:46 pm |
  32. Savannah

    Why should my parents pay for there school and other thing that taxes are put too. illegal immigrant came to the US illegialy. illegal immigrant students are just the same.

    November 29, 2010 at 8:48 pm |
  33. Brenden

    BAD DREAM!!!!!!!! Kids need the right to learn, not to so called "fix" their immigration status

    November 29, 2010 at 9:03 pm |
  34. Christina

    I think that they should allow these people to have an education here. If you put yourself in their shoes, you will see that their life is hard.

    November 29, 2010 at 9:03 pm |
  35. Ethan

    I think the dream act is a good and bad idea. It's good because illiegal immigrants could still succeed in life in america if they went to college or served in the U.S. armed forces. But its bad because if you came into the U.S. illegally should not necessarily be rewarded with citizenship.

    November 29, 2010 at 9:06 pm |
  36. beker

    i think even thought they are (illegal) they still deserve a chance to sucseed and i also thing that the parent are able to stay.

    P.S i dont find what they mean by free country if u have to a citizen to live in the USA

    November 29, 2010 at 9:09 pm |
  37. Silvia

    I think that children who were not born in the US should be able to stay in the US. It would be unfair, and if you let the children leave, than many US children have friends NOT from the States, than it would be harming them.

    November 29, 2010 at 9:12 pm |
  38. Ashley

    I think that it would be a good idea to keep illegal immigrants, but only the one's that came here as kids. I say this because poeple who come here as kids dont get to choose. Its not there fault it is there parents because they never really had a say to come here illegally or legally. It seems only fair that if they want a good education here in the US they should do so.

    November 29, 2010 at 9:17 pm |
  39. Erin

    I think that the Dream Act is very important. People that came here as a kid should be allowed to stay. Although there are many illegal immigrants, their kids should be allowed to stay and grow up in a democracy.

    November 29, 2010 at 9:29 pm |
  40. Austin

    My personal point of view would be to say that all illegal immigrants should remain out of the U.S. until they are at least naturalized into becoming an official citizen. We've seen this before with the Mexican immigrants crossing the border. They are stealing important jobs away from the true U.S. citizens. Illegal immigrant students take scholarship opportunities take away from US student scholarships. We can help feeling robbed by their unfair will to just enter as they please. Although this is the land of oppurtunity, it comes at a just price: be fair to your neighbor by being patient for the opportunity to come.

    November 29, 2010 at 9:46 pm |
  41. Desiree

    I strongly feel that the DREAM Act is a great idea, and extremely important for our society.

    It makes no sense to waste the talents and contributions of thousands of young people who have lived in the United States since childhood. By coming out of the shadows these young adults will pay more in taxes, and they will be less likely to have to use public clinics or food banks.

    It is very misleading to state that these young people are getting some sort of tuition break that others aren't. All it does, in some states, is allow kids who lived in a state most of their lives to pay the same tuition as the other kids they went to high school with.

    I think it is the compassionate and moral choice – but it also makes good economic sense. Please call your senator today and encourage them to vote for the DREAM Act.

    November 29, 2010 at 9:47 pm |
  42. Andrew

    Who cares about illegal immagrants! If they need to stay in a safe place were they are happy then let them stay here, that is when liberty comes in.

    November 29, 2010 at 10:12 pm |
  43. Paul

    Let the kids chase their dreams. They are educated and driven what more do we want? They are the future and we have invested in them now let them repay us. You can ask all the economist in the world how to fix the economy and they all will have very different views but all will agree on education. In a time when so many kids dont finish school, these ones have done so, and many with honors, so why not let them work and pay taxes?

    November 29, 2010 at 10:16 pm |
  44. Fingrasha

    I think that it would be good because then we would have more people to help the U.S. and more citizens but that would be bad because of the bad economy as well.

    November 29, 2010 at 10:26 pm |
  45. Herra

    i think that the government should fix the act up a little and give benefits
    to legal and non legal people so its fair to both of us.

    November 29, 2010 at 10:42 pm |
  46. Gino

    I think that the students already in the United States that are citizens dont want to serve in the military and so the government is offering kids who are illigal immigrants a new chance at life to serve for the U.S. and then become a citizen and prosper in life from that chance.

    November 29, 2010 at 11:43 pm |
  47. Anonymous

    the dream act will give kids a chance 2 live their dream. do u know what i mean?

    November 29, 2010 at 11:49 pm |
  48. Jyoti

    As kids we are constantly told that everyone should have the right for an education. This isn't any different. Everyone deserves to learn.

    November 30, 2010 at 12:37 am |
  49. Taylor

    If this bill is passed then i think it would be a great way to fix economy and not just or lives but there lives to.

    November 30, 2010 at 12:39 am |
  50. Jyoti

    I find it funny, because America is actually a country basically built on immigrants. The Immigrant students who want to pursue a college degree are only going to make our community better, ultimately improving the American economy.

    November 30, 2010 at 12:44 am |
  51. Colton

    Though it allows immigrants to contribute to the economy, it takes away some of the few jobs that Americans have today. The unemployment rate is already so high, that if we gave away these jobs we, the american people, would be out of work.

    November 30, 2010 at 1:08 am |
  52. Elizabeth

    umm... I think that the Dream act will reallly change the immigrants life and will help them to show there abilities plus, it could help the illegal immigrants go to schools.please make the DREAM act work!!!!!
    hooray for the student attending the DREAM act!!!!!

    November 30, 2010 at 1:45 am |
  53. Jean

    According to laws, it should not be allowed. But, we have to think in their shoes. America has been a home for them as it has been for you and me. How would you feel if one day you were told to leave your home?

    November 30, 2010 at 4:03 am |
  54. Jes

    We didn't ask to come here, but now this our home too. Give us a chance to contribute to this Nation. Who knows, one of our children could be future president.

    November 30, 2010 at 4:21 am |
  55. paul

    MYTH: The Dream Act is intended for "children" of illegal aliens that have graduated from a U.S. High School, arrived in the U.S as a minor and and have been in the country continuously for at least five years.

    FACT: Most experts agree that nearly 80% of all illegal aliens would be eligible for the Dream Act since the age limit is 35 and it's not possible to determine how long an illegal has been here, if they attended high school here or even verify their age. Less than 1% of the millions expected to apply for this amnesty will legitimately meet the requirements.

    November 30, 2010 at 4:40 am |
  56. william

    i thought immigrant is bad for our nationalism. but situation is change now.at this time i think i love other nation's people. they would be help our nation's recessing economy problem. i love them. i hope to pass dream act.

    November 30, 2010 at 4:47 am |
  57. Dasol

    I think dream act must be passed to ensure the rights of the people who are almost Americans. It is just not right to return people who have lived in America in most of their lives back to their native country. These immigrants may affect the society and the economy positively if they are qualified for being legal American citizens.

    November 30, 2010 at 4:50 am |
  58. Haneul

    I heard that around 65000 youth in the United States are being unable to live a normal life, but in fact are just being ignored and laughed at with their background. What did children of the immigrants do wrong? Shouldn't they be given warm attention and opportunities just like the normal Americans do? The children of immigrants have lived in the United States for a long time, went to school, and lived as an American almost all of their life. The United States is their home, and they have a right to be protected on that particular point.

    November 30, 2010 at 5:07 am |
  59. JC

    "taking opportunities away from students who are in this country legally"

    Thanks is a myth used by hate anti-immigrants groups. DREAM ACT students are less than 1% of the the students. They have no real argument against it, so they make up that stuff.

    November 30, 2010 at 5:14 am |
  60. wong

    Bad idea. It will be discrimination against other children who can not get through college and against other aliens who are trying legally immigrate to US. It could be similar to allow some shoplifter to keep stolen goods, if they use it "smart way".

    November 30, 2010 at 5:21 am |
  61. Ben

    I think it would all depend on where they came from. I can't picture the US sending a North Korean girl back to a warring country.

    November 30, 2010 at 6:30 am |
  62. Claire

    The children of illegal immigrants were in fact CHILDREN when they came into the United States illegally. They might not have known what was happening, that it was illegal, or how to make choices so that their entry would be legal. It's not ethical to say that the children of illegal immigrants don't have the right to get an education, to be able to vote, and live in a country that their parents obviously thought was better than where they were previously living. Just ask yourself, is it really worth sending them back to a country they hate?

    November 30, 2010 at 6:39 am |
  63. Cecilia

    I think that if they were kids and if they want to stay they can because they didn't know and they couldn't do anything about it. If they get sent to there homeland they probably wouldn't be happy anymore.

    November 30, 2010 at 7:14 am |
  64. Shun

    Every person can be a big addition to the country, and every person is capable of making the U.S. a better country so I think it will be great to let young immigrants be a U.S. citizen.

    November 30, 2010 at 7:53 am |
  65. Noy

    I think this is a good law because kids had no involvement on the decision of coming here illegal, it was all of their parents. So they should not get punished for their parents wrong doing.

    November 30, 2010 at 8:01 am |
  66. Aubrey

    If they are willing to pay for education, serve in our military, and have never been found to have committed a crime, an illegal citizen who was brought here as a child and has been here for maybe 10 or 15 years should be allowed a chance at citizenship.
    It is called the "Dream act" for a reason- these people support our country because, without having been brought here, their dreams wouldn't have come true. Now, in order to take the next step in their lives, they need citizenship.
    In regards to the comment made by William Gheen, being a citizen should not be a "reward", it should be something you eventually earn and, according to the standards that the act stands for, I agree with it one hundred and ten percent.

    November 30, 2010 at 8:02 am |
  67. Sabrina

    I think that is a great idea, because like the girl you showed on tuesday she basicly lived here and now she might get kicked out. I mean as long as they just dont come here and take up all of the jobs and everything we need then i think it is a great idea.

    November 30, 2010 at 8:05 am |
  68. M.J

    I think that the DREAM Act should be approved because those people that have come to this land we call the land of the free shouldnt be punished for the actions of their parent even if they came here illegally. They deserve the chance at becoming a U.S citizen.

    November 30, 2010 at 8:16 am |
  69. Maxwell

    I think as long as the kids go threw the citizen process that it will be ok and have the same rights.

    November 30, 2010 at 8:17 am |
  70. Amanda

    You mentioned immagrants being rewarded by getting a college education that was paid for by your parents and grandparents. Well weren't your grandparents or great-grandparents imagrants. Did they not desearve the "rewards" of coming to this country?

    November 30, 2010 at 8:22 am |
  71. Matthew

    My mother was born a Chinese, a proud Chinese woman called Hong . Her english name is Jennifer. I believe Immagrents must stay as they wish!

    November 30, 2010 at 8:44 am |
  72. darren

    I don't understand how a person in this country without citizenship can get a scholorship, and for that matter, attend public school. When I pay my school taxes, I am paying for my children and my neighbor's children to attend. If these people have been doing the same, and paying the way for their children and paying their taxes, then I think it would be good to give the children a pass. As long as they and their parents get their citizenship.

    November 30, 2010 at 8:49 am |
  73. Forrest

    What is the most important issue here is that what kind of country the U.S. is. Though the world is geting more and more material, the core spirit such as liberty and the American Dream are still the enginee of the country. In this sense, it is better for the country to be more idealistic on this issue and allow those who want to make a difference by their own efforts to have the same rights and share the same opportunities.

    November 30, 2010 at 8:54 am |
  74. Kassandra

    I think they should let her stay but make her become a citizen as soon as possible.

    November 30, 2010 at 8:55 am |
  75. Josh

    If they get deported then what if they have an important job and they get sent back were they came from. The job that he or she had would have to be replaced and that could be sometime before they get a new person for the job.

    November 30, 2010 at 8:55 am |
  76. Monique

    I think that if the immigrants are already in college then they have every right to stay because if they have a scholarship then we already paid for their college. It would make no sense to send them back to where the came from if we could just keep them here to work for us. Of course they would have to become a U.S citizen ASAP just in case.

    November 30, 2010 at 8:56 am |
  77. Olivia

    I think that if she should not get deported because we have already payed for her college and since shes already studding medicine we could use her instead of Korea!

    November 30, 2010 at 8:56 am |
  78. Rosie

    I think they should be able to stay if they are willing to become a citizen. If they aren't they should be deported.

    November 30, 2010 at 8:56 am |
  79. Devan

    I think that she should stay and become a U.S citizen and pay taxes like the rest of us.

    November 30, 2010 at 8:56 am |
  80. Ben

    I think illegal immigrants should either have the option to become a citizen, or get deported.

    November 30, 2010 at 8:57 am |
  81. Elliott

    I think that the U.S. government should give them a choice between deportation and becoming a citizen. If they have lived here their entire life then how would they know how to speak their native language when they move back, and how would they start a new life. So at least the choice of becoming a citizen would give them some freedom. If they choose not to, it is their loss.

    November 30, 2010 at 8:57 am |
  82. Jillie

    I think this is a very good idea and can give opprutunities to people that may not ever get the chance to continue their college education or start a life for themselves. This DREAM act could change the lives of many people, and I don't see how this would take away opprutunities from the citizens. Not only will it make campuses more diverse then they already are, but will also change of the lives of the immigrants.

    November 30, 2010 at 8:58 am |
  83. Hannah

    I think we should let the immigrants chose if they want to be deported, or become an American citizen.

    November 30, 2010 at 8:58 am |
  84. Conner

    She should be deported because if we let her stay we have to let every immigrant like her stay. And also shes going to collage on a scholarship. So all the taxes we pay were pretty much just giving money to someone who not even a citizen.

    November 30, 2010 at 8:58 am |
  85. Morgan

    I think that we should let the immigrants choose to either become a citizen or be transported to their home state.

    November 30, 2010 at 9:00 am |
  86. Melanie

    I feel that this law should be passed because these immigrants deserve to become a citizen to get a college education or join the military. If these kids came to the United States as a child, they wouldn't know if they were here illegally or not. They deserve to become citizen and get a college degree.

    November 30, 2010 at 9:03 am |
  87. Nick

    I think that they shouldn't pass the law and make all of the people that want to be a US citizen do it the legal way. It is only fair to the people that live in America. The people that they find that don't want to become citizens they should send back to wherever they came from.

    November 30, 2010 at 9:03 am |
  88. zach

    I think that the illegal imagrants should be deported back to there home country. It's not right for us to pay for there education. there taking away our jobs. Therefore I think they should be deported back to there country.

    November 30, 2010 at 9:05 am |
  89. TJ

    I think that the kids should be able to stay because they would have no say in thier moving and couldn't do anything to stop their parents.

    November 30, 2010 at 9:05 am |
  90. connor

    I think that they should be given the option to be given a green card and go through the steps they would be given if they had come as adults, but the time that they have to get citizenship would be reduced to maybe 1 year instead of 7 years and if they do not apply before that they should then be deported.

    November 30, 2010 at 9:05 am |
  91. Rachel

    I do think it will help the economy. The illegal immigrant students should have a right.

    November 30, 2010 at 9:06 am |
  92. Zachary

    I don't think it should be passed, because why should the US pay for the education of illegal immagrants? So I think all of the illegal immagrants should be deported back to the countries that they came from.

    November 30, 2010 at 9:06 am |
  93. Kaleigh

    Well, I think that people who are doing right for this country should be able to stay, and people who are doing wrong, should be deported back. The girl in the episode for today, she's been here for nearly 10 years or more. I think that she should be able to stay because she has been here for a suitable amount of time and she has an education that she wants to use to become a doctor.
    So, that's what I think. If they are here for at least 10 years, they should be able to stay. And if the parents are divorced, talk to the mother or father, who ever the child is with at the time and then they can settle it.

    November 30, 2010 at 9:06 am |
  94. Emily

    I think that it is a good Dream because it isn't her fault that she was brought to America in the first place. Her parents brought her there. I think that they shouldn't have deported them, that is just unfair, she has a scholarship and she deserves to get a good education. It just makes me mad that people would want to deport them just because they are from a different country. Just think if you were that girl, fighting against being deported. Put your life in hers. Then if you still don't like what she is doing then you can decide whether to ruin this girls life or not.

    November 30, 2010 at 9:06 am |
    • Emily

      In my opinion, she and her family deserve to be deported if they came across the border illegally as all others should. If we let one slide the others might beleive they can get away with it too.

      November 30, 2010 at 10:07 pm |
  95. Asia

    i think that if you were a child, a newborn, an infant, or not even born yet, but your parents brought you here illegally, then your parents should leave, but you get to stay, because it wasnt your choice, or your fault. it isnt fair if you get brought here illegally as a child, then you would have no choice but to go with your family. your parents should have to leave and go back to their homeland, but if the child wants to stay, then they should get that option.

    November 30, 2010 at 9:06 am |
  96. Morgan

    I think that this girl should be able to stay in our country. It isnt wrong for her to be getting the schorloriship i mean if she has been her almost her won life. She does have the right to be in our country,

    November 30, 2010 at 9:07 am |
  97. Dustin

    That is a bunch of crap!!! When people sneak over the border or find a way to come to our country we shouldn't reward them. That is how dumb the government is. Even if they pay there way through life they shouldn't be aloud here. I think the US has enough problems right now. The people coming here could make there country better themselves instead of being lazy and just coming to the US. Its a terrible idea. DEPORT THEM!!!

    November 30, 2010 at 9:08 am |
  98. Elizabeth

    I think if familys come here and they have kid and they are still young than they should stay because all they no is how the us is and if they do not want to go than why should they why should they pay for something there parents did not them and if that was me i would not be happy because all she is trying to do is be a doctor and find a good college to go and if she does not want to go then why should he

    November 30, 2010 at 9:08 am |
  99. Robert

    I think that college students from other countries should be allowed to stay, but maybe they should also somehow mantain contact with their parents. I really don't know what SHOULD happen, really.

    November 30, 2010 at 9:08 am |
  100. Erica

    I think that the Dream Act is a good idea as long as the immigrants are going at college and have been there since they were young. They have a right to be a citizen in America.

    November 30, 2010 at 9:08 am |
  101. Hunter

    I think that the immagrants who have been living in the U.S should be sent back to their own countries. The ones who came here as children, and then were here and are now in college have no right to be here. Just because they have a scholarship to a University doesn't mean that they are now US citizens. They should be able to finish college and get a degree. But they need to be sent back to their own countries. DEPORTATION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    November 30, 2010 at 9:08 am |
  102. Austin

    I think that if they moved here when they were a kid that they should not get scholarships and voting rights but if they were born here they should.

    November 30, 2010 at 9:08 am |
  103. Alicia

    I think that it would be okay for kids that were forced here by their parents and get a scholarship would be okay. they came here when they were younger and and grew up here. I think that the girl that we heared to day non cnn student news got a scholarship and is going to school. I think that students go to college or do miolitary work than they can earn voting rights and becaome a American citizen.

    November 30, 2010 at 9:09 am |
  104. Danielle

    I'm split on this because she is doing good for our country so she should stay. If they are not they should go home to the country that they came from. Also she is getting good grades and helping. If the people are here doing bad things like killing people, robbing places, and stealing stuff they should really go home.

    November 30, 2010 at 9:09 am |
  105. cat

    the dream act should be allowed . those student immigrants didn't do anything wrong to have to be forced to leave their home and have to go to some place they've probably long forgot , this is their home now , and those illegal immigrants should have the chance to become legal and should be respected by this country just as much as us legal citizens are , and also since there from another country they have a more unique way of seeing the united states and they could help make the united states better then it already is .

    November 30, 2010 at 9:10 am |
  106. Paige

    I honestly can see it from both sides. I can see why the government would be angry about illegal imigrants, but I can also see why someone who is an illegal imigrant would want to be here. We have alot of great things, and I honestly wish that they all could just get along and figure something out. 🙂

    November 30, 2010 at 9:10 am |
  107. George

    I don't agree with this act. Its pretty simple to go and become a citizen. She should of went back to S. Korea. there just going to screw up with our econmy. If we catch people from Mexico in our country we send em right back to where they came from. All they wan is our jobs. Does america ever think about themselves?

    November 30, 2010 at 9:11 am |
  108. Colten

    The children that aged and are adults now shouldn't have to be deported. They had no choice weither they want to move from their home country to the U.S. Students who have scholarships shouldn't either because they are educated enough to get the dang thing.

    November 30, 2010 at 9:11 am |
  109. Maddie

    I think yes a child of an illegal immergrant should stay here because they have lived in this country for most of their life and then when they reach 18 they face deportation. The child have probably already recieved a scholarship and going to college then suddenly recieve a letter about being deported. Completely wrong. Every child whether illegal or legal immergrant has the right to education.

    November 30, 2010 at 9:13 am |
  110. Matt

    I think that if they came here illegally when they were like 8 then they most likely had no say in coming here illegally. If they lived in the US since they were 8 and they still live here, then I think that they should be allowed stay in the US. I also think that if there younger than 25 and have a scholarship to a school that they should finish and then we can talk about it then, but if they can came here ilegally themselves that they should be deported....

    November 30, 2010 at 9:15 am |
  111. Hunter

    Yes, they probably didn't have a choice whether of coming here or not when they were young. But that still doesn't give them the right to cross our border, and be and illegal immagrant.

    November 30, 2010 at 9:16 am |
  112. Emily

    I think people that are illegal immigrants should not be able to stay here in less they have a liscenes!!! They could just do that if they plan on staying here for the rest of there lifes.This way they wouldn't be illegal!!!

    November 30, 2010 at 9:17 am |
  113. jerry

    I think it would be a good idea for all of us so lets just get rid of all of it in a hurry.

    November 30, 2010 at 9:17 am |
  114. dylan

    they should not be to stay only kids like able

    November 30, 2010 at 9:18 am |
  115. Ryan

    I think that she should be allowed to still go to school because she did not have a choice when her parents brought her here.

    November 30, 2010 at 9:26 am |
  116. Misty

    I think the DREAM act is a good idea. I think it's horrible to send people whose only memories are from America back to their "homeland" just because their parents brought them to the US illegally. Also, we need more people in our military, especially if the government insists on waging so many wars, and allowing illegal immigrants to become legal by serving in the military might prevent a draft from happening. It's not really fair that our ancestors had a lot easier time getting into America than people do now. If you ask me, it's high time we re-open that golden door of opportunity.

    November 30, 2010 at 9:56 am |
  117. Stacia

    Our country is always flaunting our good education and how good we live. If we dont want people to come over here and make a living then maybe we should not flaunt that. You dont see people going Haiti trying to get a good education, a lot of people come here.

    November 30, 2010 at 10:07 am |
  118. Kody

    I think that this is a good idea because some immigration laws are unfair but the people who work hard or get a degree shouldnt apply to these.

    November 30, 2010 at 10:09 am |
  119. Jacob

    I believe that the Dream act is a good idea because children that come over when they are young don't really have a choice because if there parents come over they have to come over with them.

    November 30, 2010 at 10:11 am |
  120. Zachary

    If this bill doesn't pass then the land of the free shouldn't be our name anymore.

    November 30, 2010 at 10:13 am |
  121. Andrew

    if their parents took them here its not the chids fault so the child should have the right to stay and they shouldnt be restricted from having things like a good education and we shoundnt deport the parents until the kid is living in their own house.

    November 30, 2010 at 10:15 am |
  122. Andrew

    I think that they should be able to stay why send them back now when they are already in college . If they go home they could face poverty ,hunger, and war. So if we make them citizens and they would pay taxes like us. So why discuss about them not paying taxes if you ask them to they probably will.

    November 30, 2010 at 10:27 am |
  123. ERINN

    I think that we should let immigrants into the usa and let them stay in the usa. Because america is all about freedom so they should have there freedom to!

    November 30, 2010 at 10:31 am |
  124. Abbie

    There are pros and cons to this conflict. We should base it on who they are and what they plan on doing in the future, not for who we take them as and who we think they are. America is a free country, were the melting pot.

    November 30, 2010 at 10:32 am |
  125. kaleb

    I think that if you are a productive member of the country then they should allow illegal immigrants to stay in our beautiful country to acquire a higher education.

    November 30, 2010 at 10:38 am |
  126. Maurice

    Actually I think it's a good idea. The government could create a lot more spending in American citizens due to the immigrants turning into citizens.

    November 30, 2010 at 10:39 am |
  127. Alex

    I believe that the kids have no choice when they come here. Now that they are here why not give them a chance to learn and earn an education they couldn't somewhere else.

    November 30, 2010 at 10:40 am |
  128. eddie

    Yes i think it would be a good idea giving someone a opportunity TO start a new life and the world is always talking about world peace maybe we actually start.

    November 30, 2010 at 10:40 am |
  129. Isaac

    while it's great that immigrants who want a US citizenship are willing to work hard for the chance, it's not good if people who are already citizens have their positions and money taken because of those who are here illegally. they should find a compromise to the problem, one that allows those who are already working HARDER than others to obtain a US citizenship. if people are doing more than the average american and are still being forced out, it just shows how hypocritically selfish the rest of us are.

    November 30, 2010 at 10:43 am |
  130. Richard

    I have conflicted feelings because I see how it can help individuals with a dream but hamper those who are natural born citizens.

    November 30, 2010 at 10:48 am |
  131. Mathanian

    That is what America is about. Realizing dreams and going for them. If a person whishes to contribute to America in way of getting a good education then they should be allowed to stay.

    November 30, 2010 at 10:50 am |
  132. jessie

    I think the idea is good, but they shouldn't be there in the first place, but going to america gives people a possiblity of reaching there dream, and some of those dreams can save lives in america, so that can help, but the rate of illegal immigrant will most likely grow

    November 30, 2010 at 10:53 am |
  133. Summer

    This is not fair. If they were brought here as kids by their parents, they didn't exactly have a choice. I think they should have the right to live here. I know if I lived in the U.S. all my life, and then the government tells me to go back home, I wouldn't want to leave! Their home is the U.S.!

    November 30, 2010 at 10:53 am |
  134. Julia

    They have just as much rights to do what they wanna do as much as we do... Its crazy that they aren't allowed what we can do and we go do it right all up in their faces.

    November 30, 2010 at 10:59 am |
  135. Angie

    Giving illegal immigrant students the opportunity to go to college here is great and i think they should let them do that. As with other people that don't think it is I disagree because they are not really doing any harm. If legal studentsdo not want to go to college they might as well let someone who wants to and make that dream come true!

    November 30, 2010 at 11:07 am |
  136. Kristine

    I think illegal immagrants that have been in the united states ever since they've been a kid should be able to stay in the united states. They've been here their whole life and they shouldn't have to leave their home. Plain & Simple.

    November 30, 2010 at 11:23 am |
  137. chris

    ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS SHOULD NOT COME TO AMERICA BECAUSE THEY'LL BE DEPORTED AND IF THER SNEAKING ACROSS THE BORDER ILLEGALLY THEY COULD BEB SHOT

    November 30, 2010 at 11:24 am |
  138. chris

    i believe it would help the us because the immagrants woul be productie and good influences so they could help the us

    November 30, 2010 at 11:24 am |
  139. Cassie

    I think that the dream act should be passed because the kids didnt have a chose when they came here because they had to go where their parents went and they grew up here. So this is the home they know so if they are not any kind of a bad person they sould be completely able to become a U.S. citizen.

    November 30, 2010 at 11:24 am |
  140. Austin

    I believe that immigrants could become legal and find new jobs here.

    November 30, 2010 at 11:26 am |
  141. robbie

    i think that the bill sould not be passed. because if all the people come in then all americans will not have jobs then the unimplomet % will go up.

    November 30, 2010 at 11:26 am |
  142. Kierstyn and Marissa

    We think that they should let the young immigrants stay because they got to expirence most of their lives in the US and it would be unfair to take that away from them. Most of them enjoy it here better than thier home, we should give them the opportunity about what they want to do. Its unfair that they grew up here and somebody has to tell them where to live.

    November 30, 2010 at 11:27 am |
  143. shane

    illegal imigrants should not become legal citizens if they came from other countries, only if they have done or are doing something good for this country and have not done anything bad to the U.S. or fought in a war against the U.S. and came here to have a better family and if they do put them on a conoe and send them home!!!!!!!

    November 30, 2010 at 11:29 am |
  144. ♥KIM♥

    well if they come here when they are around ten or younger it should be allowed but if they come at 15 no they should not be able because like the summery said it will be taking the opportunity for us Americans to go to collage of the military!!!!

    November 30, 2010 at 11:29 am |
  145. Victoria,.

    Come on these kids were brought here when they were children and told to keep a secret that could compromise their families, in this case the young girl came here and has worked hard and got offered a full schloarship to a state school in New York, but really she deserved to go to a school like Yale! But, she didn't have the chance, I mean what kinda of people are we this is what they know as their home and now that this girl has worked hard and want's a career in medicine your going to take her away from her life friend's or let her stay and her family move but if she stayed she could become a citizen and support her mother, were considering sending her back as if she is just a thing not a human that we can move around when she was only 8 year's old and didn't even know what was happening her and her family should get to stay!

    November 30, 2010 at 11:30 am |
  146. Tristan

    I believe that the student's should be sent back to their home. Yes they have lived here most of their life but most importantly they were illegally here most of their life. Not to say this could happen but it has happened in the past were illegal immigrants prance on in to the US undetected and cause trouble, Many terrorist problems in the US and the most recent happened the other day where a 19 year old Muslim attempted to detonate a car bomb during the lighting of the Christmas Tree in Portland, Oregon. That shows even though he was legally a citizen but still was a threat to our society in the US.

    November 30, 2010 at 11:31 am |
  147. Natajai

    i think that the bill should be passed because they people are just normal people going to america.

    November 30, 2010 at 11:31 am |
  148. tiffany

    i think the bill should be passed illegal immigrants are just normal people coming to this country cause they know how awesome are country is they are just regular people who need stuff that their country wont provide

    November 30, 2010 at 11:32 am |
  149. miles

    why is such a big deal if there going to school to be a citizen,every one should be able to be in a free country if they're tired of their own country's rules

    November 30, 2010 at 11:35 am |
  150. Patrick.

    I really dont care if it passes, because if it passes, then kids will stay doing what there doing. And if it DOSENT pass, then kids will stay the in the states.

    November 30, 2010 at 11:36 am |
  151. breanna

    I think they should stay as long as there doing something good in there life.

    November 30, 2010 at 11:38 am |
  152. Mike

    America isn't called "The Land of Opportunity" for nothing. Still being the best economy & and yet going down the tubes, I wouldn't mind a little foreign help.

    November 30, 2010 at 11:40 am |
  153. jason

    I think a student that is in the U.S illegally shoud be able to stay in the U.S because they are doing good things for the country by going to the army and college

    November 30, 2010 at 11:40 am |
  154. marina

    i think that its okay for the illegal immigrant students to serve in the military or acquiring a college degree, what ever helps them become legal in the U.S. so they can live the american dream like us.

    November 30, 2010 at 11:41 am |
  155. Isabel

    I strongly think that young immigrants should be allowed to stay whether it's for fun, family or other reasons. I think that if freedom is set for Americans in the Constitution, it should be the same for immigrants.

    November 30, 2010 at 11:43 am |
  156. destiney

    i think it is a good dream for little imagrints to serve in a military so they can get a good job and money and a house if they were little and came to the u.s they should get to seve the military and go to goleg

    November 30, 2010 at 11:46 am |
  157. Taylor

    I like it because it allows people who can and will work to stay in the country and contribute to this great land.

    November 30, 2010 at 11:52 am |
  158. Lacey

    Immigrants should be allowed to pursue their dreams like anyone else as long as they are contributing in a possitive manner.

    November 30, 2010 at 11:54 am |
  159. George

    The clip you showed today about the guy saying that his family shouldn't pay for illegal immigrants is true yes, but if we are paying for the children who were "FORCED" here, it is a whole different story. Its not there fault, it is there parents.

    November 30, 2010 at 11:57 am |
  160. Shae

    I am torn between each ideology. I have a problem supporting illegal immigrants financially through federal taxes but also see everyone as people and people should be allowed to follow their dreams.

    November 30, 2010 at 11:57 am |
  161. Isaac

    This poor little girl was brought to our country with absolutely no choice of wether she was going or not. It is completely cruel to make her return to her original "home". America is her home, and i think should always be. This woman is not hurting anyone. All she wants is to live a normal life as an American Citizen. I say let her stay, and let all kids that have no choice but to come here stay!

    November 30, 2010 at 12:02 pm |
  162. Mady

    I think that immigrant students should be able to fix their status by serving in the military or aquiring a college degree and then working in that profession because then they could benefit the economy and the US as a whole. Just because someone wasn't born in the US doesn't mean that they can't benefit our country just as much as a "real" American.

    November 30, 2010 at 12:13 pm |
  163. Tanner

    The law is the law–illegal immigrants need to become legal just like everyone else. Exceptions to the law won't help anyone. The truth is that children can be held accountable for the actions of their parents, and the DREAM act would be an easy out that would set a very bad precedent for future legislation illegal immigration. I think the process of naturalization should be streamlined, and more information for becoming citizens should be made available for legal and illegal immigrants alike.

    November 30, 2010 at 12:17 pm |
  164. Joe

    There is no moral imperative to allow people to come here illegally for their own economic benefit. If you want to help people of other countries improve their lot, there are ways to do that that don't require breaking US laws. If there is any moral imperative regarding illegal immigration, it is not advantage those who jumped the line over those who followed the rules to come here. How do you explain to someone who waited years to immigrate here legally that we look the other way while millions gain jobs by slipping over the border? That's the outrage here.

    November 30, 2010 at 12:20 pm |
  165. andrew

    i think that if they enter illegally when they are a little child, they should be able to stay only if they go to college or are in the millatary so she should be able to stay in america and become a legal citezin.

    November 30, 2010 at 12:21 pm |
  166. peter

    i think that wiki is just trying to inform people about whats happening in the goverment. Also they are giving people suggetions.

    November 30, 2010 at 12:21 pm |
  167. Erik

    I think that the girl should stay where they are in the United States. Even if they are not from there they should still be able to stay there when they get older. They should be able to staym in the United States even if they do not go to college. Or they should pay money to stay in the United States only when they are an adult. They should have to pay like $100 dollars if they want to stay in the U.S.A.

    November 30, 2010 at 12:22 pm |
  168. Jose

    I am in favor of the dream act.... if approved it would not only generate a greater tax base, it would also enable more people to purchase expensive items such as houses and cars. Allowing these people into the US credit scheme would only help the economy. The American dream is not alive when it punishes the innocent for the crimes of others

    November 30, 2010 at 12:35 pm |
  169. A.J.

    I personally think that someone shouldnt be able to come across the border and file for social security after a short amount of time. Our fathers and their fathers have put into it and its unfair to take from something you didn't put anything into. Although, I agree with the DREAM act, If they are a hard-working illegal trying to better yourself, you should be able to stay and apply for citzenship.

    November 30, 2010 at 12:38 pm |
  170. K.J

    if you come to the US as a child then I believe you should be able to live here they say its a free country but some times I think not.

    November 30, 2010 at 12:41 pm |
  171. Kathy

    Their parents brought them here for a new and often better life. I think the Dream Act will benefit them and give them an opportunity they might not otherwise have in their homeland. Why should the children be punished and forced to return to a life that isn't really theirs anymore.

    November 30, 2010 at 12:52 pm |
  172. Kourtney

    I strongly think that immagrants should be allowed to stay and that we should be a welcoming nation. They SHOULD be able to fix their immagration status. Even if they aren't from the U.S.

    November 30, 2010 at 12:59 pm |
  173. paige

    I believe that this is a good thing. If they were brought over when they were young they could not make a choice for them selves they didn't come on their own they came with their parents. They should definitely get a second chance. If they go to college or go into the army then they are doing something good with their lives.

    November 30, 2010 at 1:04 pm |
  174. Choi

    I think it an awsome idea! whoever come up with it... he/ she should be a president of the World!

    November 30, 2010 at 1:04 pm |
  175. Shae

    Just because an illegal immigrant is in the US, and it isn't their fault, doesn't mean they should be robbed of the opportunity to become a citizen if they are productively adding to society. Amendment One: Did some opposing DREAM forget about it?

    November 30, 2010 at 1:17 pm |
  176. Melinda

    my way of thinking is that we are all people, and if immigrants want a college degree then let them, if they are working toward becoming a better person they should have the right to live in this country, and the immigrants are not taking away college degree's, people are taken degree's from people.

    November 30, 2010 at 1:18 pm |
  177. Dave

    Now i'm 11th grade and my counselor keep telling me aplly for scholarships... Since Im not citizen there are not many sholarships for me to apply.. now im not sure i could go to college =[

    November 30, 2010 at 1:18 pm |
  178. Alec

    I think they should be allowed to stay. Because they had no choice in coming here, they should be allowed to stay.

    November 30, 2010 at 1:19 pm |
  179. Claudia

    Yes, the children don't have a choice when they are transported from their home. You should give them a chance to be a good US citizen.

    November 30, 2010 at 1:21 pm |
  180. Melinda

    immigrants are people just like us, they want a good life just like anybody else. They have a dream just like everybody else in the U.S.A and we are the land of dreams so we should let them. It is not like they are any different from the rest of us citizens. We are all people.

    November 30, 2010 at 1:22 pm |
  181. deja

    I think children of illegal immigrants should be able to stay. If the child was young when they moved here they should be able to stay because America is all they remember, that would be like erasing and taking their home! Think if someone came in your house and took you away to your 'homeland" because you weren't born here. You probably wouldn't remember the place or the language! That land would be the foreign land to you. How would you feel?

    P.S. I love you your jokes Carl!!! 🙂

    November 30, 2010 at 1:22 pm |
  182. Amadi

    I think the children should be able to stay because the United States is a free country and if they grew up here, but weren't born here, they should be able to continue to live here.

    November 30, 2010 at 1:22 pm |
  183. Will

    I think that the immigrants should be able to stay because they have lived here all of their life so they shouldn't have to move especially if their parents aren't there with them.

    November 30, 2010 at 1:24 pm |
  184. Taylor

    I think the government should let who ever wants to live in America stay because we all need somewhere to live. We need to make sure they are not bad people though.

    November 30, 2010 at 1:26 pm |
  185. Naomi

    I think that the parents should take care of their children.

    November 30, 2010 at 1:27 pm |
  186. Zach

    I think they should be able to live legaly because they didn't have a choice to move here, but they should have to follow the rules if they do stay.

    November 30, 2010 at 1:28 pm |
  187. Lexi

    I think that if a teen becoming a young adult qualifies for the Dream Act, was taken here as a child then they have the rights to stay. They grew up in the U.S. and don't deserve to be taken away from what they know as home. It will bring a new change to the U.S. and will help our economy. I think that before they turn 21 they should be applying for citizenship. If they do not want to become a citizen then they do not deserve to live here, but everybody deserves the chance to be free!

    November 30, 2010 at 1:29 pm |
  188. Cheily

    I think this people should be legal citizens here because the people here are legal here too because your ancestor did not just magically poof here or what they had to travel here. What if you people that don't think legal immigrants should be here then what happen if you went to there country and you would like to be treated like you people have treated those people. A lot of people Mexico pass the border because they want better life for them and there children.In Mexico you have to be certain age if you want to work and if you are a teacher they only let you teach only for few years. The parent of those children struggle to find jobs to find school for them to go to.

    November 30, 2010 at 1:30 pm |
  189. Ben

    I think they should stay here in America because they already started their lives here and I don't think they should just go back to the country where they were born.

    November 30, 2010 at 1:30 pm |
  190. Amanda

    They should be able to stay if they came under the age of 10. They should have to have a good record, want to become a good citizen, and either go to college or serve in the military.

    November 30, 2010 at 1:32 pm |
  191. Myles

    Yes, because they were forced to come here and they have spent most of their lives here.

    November 30, 2010 at 1:33 pm |
  192. Eva

    Illegal immigrants are actually fine to me. I don't think it really matters if the kids from other countries stay or not.

    November 30, 2010 at 1:35 pm |
  193. Maksim

    I think the dream act should be passed because the kids should stay in America if they are born there. America was made for people of all ages and races, so shouldn't America be free to anyone even if they are not citizens.

    November 30, 2010 at 1:39 pm |
  194. tyler

    i think the dream act is a good idea because the kids didn't have a choice to move. i think they should get to stay.

    November 30, 2010 at 1:41 pm |
  195. Jared

    Get them out of here if there smart keep them but the ones that don't do anything good send them back.

    November 30, 2010 at 1:42 pm |
  196. Kevin

    I think that the immigrants would help the country in terms of the economy for the short term but when the economy becomes better the immigrants would take away jobs from local americans.

    November 30, 2010 at 1:44 pm |
  197. robert

    in my opinion the dream act is a good idea because it stats that if you are not here illegally and you attend college or join the military you will be a legal in the untied states.

    November 30, 2010 at 1:45 pm |
  198. Arkeith

    I Think that the girl should stay where they are in the united states. Even if they are not from there they should still be able too stay there they should still be able to stay even thought 100$

    November 30, 2010 at 1:45 pm |
  199. kyle

    I think that if you want to come to this country you need to want tobe a U.S. citizen.And to not take up our money.

    November 30, 2010 at 1:53 pm |
  200. Hailey

    While I believe that illegal immigrants should not be in the country illegally in the first place, these people came here with their parents, possibly against their will. these are not criminals. these are good, hardworking students trying to make a better life for themeselves, and should be allowed to stay and earn their citizenship.

    November 30, 2010 at 1:56 pm |
  201. Deja

    I think that children of illegal people in the country '

    November 30, 2010 at 2:02 pm |
  202. Jamie

    I think that because their parents were the ones who brought them here in the first place that the kids are not really illegal. If they have lived here their whole lives and then aren't doing anything wrong except having the label of illegal immigrant because of their parents, then they should be allowed to stay in America and work to become legal.

    November 30, 2010 at 2:06 pm |
  203. Alex

    I think that it is inhumane to force a resident, legal or illegal, out out of their home. If the child is in America illegally it is the parents fault, and the parents probably came because the legal immigration system is slow. The reason people come to America is for a better life and the government wants to deny that to somebody who has lived here their hole life like I said before it isn't the child's fault its the parents.

    November 30, 2010 at 2:07 pm |
  204. Bryson

    The Dream Act is completely legit, if a kid comes to America out of his own will, and makes a great life here why should they have to leave, if they have a good moral to them, why can't they stay, and have a good life here. If we don't let these kind of people stay in the United States of America, we will look like a country who has set up a thousand foot wall around the borders of the United states, with only one way in or out. We should at least let these kids who were born here stay, it would be hard enough to move back with the great education here, but also all of the options for education there are here. Why can't we let people share our glory, it is selfish of the United States to keep it all to ourselves.

    November 30, 2010 at 2:11 pm |
  205. McKenna

    I think the dream act should be passed because it wasn't the kids' choice anyway. The girl that they interviewed today was trying to make the world a better place by going to medical school and studying medicine, and they're proposing to send her back over. Why? She has every right to stay here and contribute to out nation. I think that if they are going to college and/or in the military they are helping more than hurting.

    November 30, 2010 at 2:17 pm |
  206. Whitney

    I agree with the Dream Act because kids that are illegal immigrants are here because of their parents. When they grow up they are still illegal and they should have a chance to become legal citizens.

    November 30, 2010 at 2:34 pm |
  207. Denise

    I think they should pass the dream act because they are proving themselves that they want a better lives for their future. 😉

    November 30, 2010 at 2:37 pm |
  208. christina

    What I think about this is that it's unfair because, she came when she was really young (a little girl) and she's already in college. i think that if you come here when your young then you should be known as a legal person and not a fraud. they should at lest be doing service to help.

    November 30, 2010 at 2:39 pm |
  209. Corrin

    To me i think it is stupid to send a girl that is already successful . Why would you want to send her back if shes already got good education . If she came here as a child she should stay here . She was only eight years old why would they put blame on her . If anything punish her parents for what THEY did not their child who knew nothing at the time !

    November 30, 2010 at 2:57 pm |
  210. JaMeY

    Well....My opion is while she is here have her take a citizen test thingy first then if wants to stay let her stay i would be mad if i were in the middle of my education and they would try and make me leave! GIVE HER A CHANCE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    November 30, 2010 at 2:58 pm |
  211. Emma

    The girl has made a successful career in America so why ruin it for her. She wasn't the one who made the decission to come over here it was her dad. She was here when 8 and she has spent her life here and has gotten use to the way of life so why have her change again. What is she doing to ruin our lives. She hasn't done anything to make us mad and you just now decide to press charges?

    November 30, 2010 at 3:01 pm |
  212. rekha

    it is right time to pass dream act.

    November 30, 2010 at 3:01 pm |
  213. marcus

    look if they were born here fine if they jumped the border they shouldnt get a second chance expeshily if they were in jail or are a convicted fellen

    November 30, 2010 at 3:03 pm |
  214. Emily

    I think that illegal immigrants who are going to school should be able to stay but once they get out of school they sould they should try to become a citizen and get a job too. If they don't want to do the citizen test they should have to leave.

    November 30, 2010 at 3:04 pm |
  215. Amber

    This what I think....... If the U.S. gave her a good education why does the U.S. want to send her back??? Ithink they sould leave her alone OR at least help her to become a citizen!!!!!!!! I also think you cannot blame her. Her parents brought her here when she was 8, not old enough to make that big of a decion by herself.

    November 30, 2010 at 3:05 pm |
  216. Jaycie

    In my opinion, illegal immigrants that are already here, should be able to stay, and get what they came for. On the other hand, that doesn't mean that all sorts of people should come to our country. The United States of America won independence from Britain so we, Americans, could live in freedom, not other people from other countries. I agree with the DREAM Act, but for those immigrants who are already here; not for those others that are still trying to move to the U.S. If we let the illegal immigrants come in, our whole country wouldn't be in any better of a condition. A lot of people in our country don't have jobs, and they are actual Americans, with that being said, if more people come to our country, then imagine what state our country will be in then.

    November 30, 2010 at 3:07 pm |
  217. yogesh

    yes dream act should be pass,we have 200 people family all are u.s.citizen ,we are all support to DREAM ACT.IT IS RIGHT TIME TO BE PASS.

    November 30, 2010 at 3:08 pm |
  218. Kylie

    I think Congress should pass the Dream Act. Like the girl on the report said, she didn't know she was illegal until later in life, and even at eight she can't change what her parents do. The fact that her parents did that to her should not afect her future, she is proving that she wants to make a change for her life and do better.

    I hope they make the right decession.

    November 30, 2010 at 3:11 pm |
  219. Mike

    I think the DREAM Act should be rejected for many reasons. First, the US already has a process for immigrants to become legal workers and possibly citizens. Every year thousands go through the lawful process to receive that reward. What does it say to them when others who willingly and willfully flouted the law receive the same reward? Second, what sense does it make to reward unlawful behavior? Who gets to determine which laws in this country should be enforced and which should not? The US is our home. Imagine if you came to your home one day and found a stranger camped out on your front yard. You noticed that this stranger did some work around the yard. Would you then grant him the right to stay on your property and live in your home? Of course not; yet that is precisely what this approach to illegal immigration entails. Third, by what reasoning should someone who is in a state illegally be granted the benefits of a legal resident in the form of tuition breaks, while citizens or legal immigrants from other states be denied those benefits? Fourth, what happens with the family of a student who might qualify under the DREAM Act? Would his/her parents and family be granted some form of forbearance, or would they be expelled back to their home country?

    November 30, 2010 at 3:15 pm |
  220. Valentine

    It's not the kids fault if there parents moved here illegally. They have a right to stay here. Their parents might have done something illegal but they didn't. They just followed their parents judgment. And besides, their ideas and help will benefit us as a nation and a community.

    November 30, 2010 at 3:27 pm |
  221. Jazmin

    I think that the DREAM act is a good idea and should be passed. Young people should have the opportunity to “fix” their immigration status and have the chance to prove that they are willing to contribute to America and its economy.

    November 30, 2010 at 3:27 pm |
  222. Michaila

    They should be allowed to stay. They did not have any control over what their parents did, and if they are a good student, like Joanna Kim, they should have the opportunity to become an American citizen, but only if they're willing to work for it. If becoming an American citizen means enough to them, they will be willing to fulfill all the requirements. I do not believe that children should be punished or held accountable for their parents' crimes.

    November 30, 2010 at 3:33 pm |
  223. damion

    I think is unfair for her to not get a education because is illeagy immangrant. I think is fair for to get things that reagular citizens get because she was brought here as a child. Glad the dream act is helping her out with this issue the govenment is giving for being a illeagy. If any should be deported is her father because he bought her and her mother over illeagy.

    November 30, 2010 at 3:42 pm |
  224. Corrin

    Then again i could be wrong...

    November 30, 2010 at 3:51 pm |
  225. Andrew

    i dont think its fair for the children of illegal immagrants to be deported because its not their fault but i also dont think its fair that us Americans have to pay and have our jobs taken away from us. Also if this Act is passed more people will start coming over here illegaly and have there children here and leave.

    November 30, 2010 at 4:08 pm |
  226. Jasminique

    I think the dream act would be great, but i do think that some illegal immigrants that come to the u.s. just to murder or just trying to send drugs should not be aloud to come, but you should not take away some one elses freedom just because some ones wrong actions. It is just not right, we did not make the constitution just so we can kick some one out, no, we made to give americans and immigrants the right to have freedom. If i was a illegal immigrant i would stand up and fight what the constitution says, i would be standing up for others and me.

    November 30, 2010 at 4:10 pm |
  227. ellie

    I think that it is WRONG for illigal imagrints kids to have to leave America. It isin't their fault their parents made the wrong choice.
    Why do they have to be punished? That girl is in collage is studying to be in the medical area. She wants to help others with their health, so why should we stop her from captureing her dream?!? Try her shoes on, how would you feel? PASS THE DREAM ACT NOW!!!!!!!

    November 30, 2010 at 4:27 pm |
  228. Nitro

    I think immigrants should be able to stay because immigrants made this country and its not fair to denie someone a good job and career just because they came from a different place

    November 30, 2010 at 4:29 pm |
  229. Faye

    I think that kids from other countries that come here illegally when they are little should be able to stay here in the U.S. When the kids are old enough to take care of them selves, their parents should go home and the kids should stay. The kids should stay because that is all they remember from their childhood.

    November 30, 2010 at 4:34 pm |
  230. Ayla

    If that person has lived in the US for that long just let them stay. As for new people, give them a sort time like a year or two.

    November 30, 2010 at 4:51 pm |
  231. John

    Yes, I think kids should be able to stay in the U. S. if they were under 16 when they came here even if their parents are illegal immigrants.

    November 30, 2010 at 4:55 pm |
  232. Anonymous

    I think they should be able to stay. Adults think of it this way, if it was your kid, or in some cases, would you want them to stay? If they came here as kids and are now claimed to be "illegal" imagrants would you want them to stay here if they could? i really believe they should stay and get chances to do what they want, either a college degree or being able to fight in the war or who knows what. they came as kids, meaning it is simple, they SHOULD STAY

    November 30, 2010 at 4:59 pm |
  233. Karen

    This subject is like a debate.
    There are some brilliant minds out there, that can be great assets to america but are held back because of their immigration status. Yes they are illegal immigrants but they didnt choose to come to this country.

    I think they should pass it.

    Those kids deserve it .

    November 30, 2010 at 5:05 pm |
  234. hannah

    i believe they should stay. let me put it straight. they came as kids, meaning they should stay. parents think of it this way who watch this, if it was your kid, and in some cases it is, would you want your child to stay and live where they lived most of their life? or would you rather them go to their homeland, yet a place still altogther unfamliar to them?
    as i said they should stay if they came as kids. its that simple. let them stay, let them get a chance at getting a degree, or let them fight for us in the war. all the legal immagrants may think it unfair, but it is truly not. the ones who came as kid, i truly believe, they should stay and get a chance at what they want to do.
    they are people of the US completly either we like it or not. they are immagrants, but most of them came before this whole "illegal" immagrant thig came. back then they were allowed to stay, but now all we can think is that they are "illegal" immagrants, when deep, deep, deep down we know it is NOT true. so LET them STAY!

    November 30, 2010 at 5:07 pm |
  235. Shannon

    I disagree with the DREAM act. Sure, the kids aren't to blame for their parents decisions to illegally immigrate to America, but everyone has to pay a price sometimes even when they aren't at fault. Technically they are living here illegally, and they should be deported with their parents back to their own country. Sad to say, but the line has to be drawn somewhere.

    November 30, 2010 at 5:14 pm |
  236. TaAlya

    I think you should always follow your dreams, you shoulnt just leave them behind.

    November 30, 2010 at 5:18 pm |
  237. Josh

    I think that if we ask them to stay there will be drug wars and the mafia way of life. Although I do believe that if this act was passed we should have girls go to school and boys go to the Army/Marines.

    November 30, 2010 at 5:22 pm |
  238. Ethan

    I say that she should be accepted but have to get citizenship. She should stay in the U.S. What the DREAM act is doing is good. These kids were forced to come here. They should have citizenship.

    November 30, 2010 at 5:27 pm |
  239. Teresa

    I am a high school senior, in the same situation as Joanna. I was brought to the United States when I was eight, and did not know of my status until 2006. It was heart breaking enough to hear the truth from my parents, but my level of confidence was significantly brought down afterward as well. It was hard for me to approach my peers, and the environment I was surrounded in was extremely uncomfortable. However, I have managed to stand before my peers in one of the largest schools in my state and remain in the top 1% of my graduating class. I have a goal that I am striving to fulfill and really hope that Congress will pass the Dream Act. I am sure that there are many more students that are in the same situation as Joanna and I, working hard everyday, trying to find an open door to success. If we are given the opportunity to become citizens of the United States, I am sure all of us will be willing to give back to the country.

    November 30, 2010 at 5:39 pm |
  240. kevin

    I think kids from other countrys should be able to stay. America was founded on freedom and kicking minors out is against all that. Immigrant children could take a test to see if your elligable for staying.

    November 30, 2010 at 5:41 pm |
  241. Lacey

    There's a lot of different sides to this thing. First of all illegal immigrants don't pay taxes because they're not citizens and when illegal immigrants come to America with deseases that spread through out america. But everyone deserves freedom like the USA, so we should let them live here while they become a usa citizen.

    November 30, 2010 at 5:43 pm |
  242. Shelbie

    They have lived here there whole life. Why take there home away from them now.

    November 30, 2010 at 5:44 pm |
  243. Tayler

    Come on guys there is a big problem here no one should be aloud to come here if they are not here legally . i say go threw the test to become a citizen and if they don't want to the can go some place eles.

    November 30, 2010 at 5:47 pm |
  244. Paulina

    Immigrants shouldn't be treated different because of their skin color nor their background!! We American Citizens are no different than the immigrants!!! So we should all be treated the same. I agree with the Korean girl.

    November 30, 2010 at 5:47 pm |
  245. Zach

    I think that the kids should be given a temporary visa until they can apply for citizenship otherwise they should be deported.

    November 30, 2010 at 5:48 pm |
  246. Paulina

    Immigrants shouldn't be treated different because of their skin color nor their background!! We American Citizens are no different than the immigrants!!! So we should all be treated the same. I agree with the Korean girl.:) ❤

    November 30, 2010 at 5:49 pm |
  247. caleb

    i think they should. isn't america the land of "freedom"? they should let the children stay, unless they have done something bad.

    November 30, 2010 at 5:52 pm |
  248. Ian

    how would you feel if you were an imagrit and just got to the USA and they said that you would have to go back home where you gave up everything just to get to the USA? I bet you would be mad or sad. I thought the USA would not be a mean or prejudous country. Just because someone is an illegal imagrit doesent mean you get to punish them.

    November 30, 2010 at 6:10 pm |
  249. Nathalie

    I agree with the DREAM Act. If they are an upstanding member of society, they should be able to get a college education or serve in the military. Especially if they were very young when they came, America is home for them. They may not even remember the country they were born in, so America would be their home.

    November 30, 2010 at 6:14 pm |
  250. Asia

    I say that they should still be able to live in the US.It isn't their fault that they have to live in the usa illegally.Yet if they aren't making a good example they should at least get a second chance.If it were them they would want the law to change.So if think of being in other's shoes it might help.

    November 30, 2010 at 6:17 pm |
  251. Beth

    They should deffinitely let her stay! She's already a success in America. It wouldn't be fair to do that to her. Apparently America's on the road to being a Communist country.

    November 30, 2010 at 6:19 pm |
  252. Marie

    I think the kids of illegal immigrants should be able to stay here in America because really it's not their fault that their families came here illegally.

    November 30, 2010 at 6:19 pm |
  253. Kate

    I think that we should let them stay because this is their home. Imagine if someone told you that you had to go back to a country you don't even remember. Even if they did move here illegally they still have a right to a Dream.

    November 30, 2010 at 6:26 pm |
  254. Terry

    I think it is unfair because she had no say to come here. Maby if she came here willingly as an adult yea they should go home but if they were raised here for most of there life they should get to stay

    November 30, 2010 at 6:28 pm |
  255. jamie

    well if their perents brought them here its not their folt for somthing their parents did they brout them and if the kids are good go to scool or are good people i say yes that we at least should let them try to have a dream isn't that what america is about dreams and freedom

    November 30, 2010 at 6:29 pm |
  256. Rebecca

    I think that maybe if they get into a very major college like for medicine or law or are in the military for a certain number of years they should be able to live live in the U.S. If they came as children or adults and weren't born here they shouldn't be here at all. They aren't called illegal immigrants for nothing!!!

    November 30, 2010 at 6:29 pm |
  257. Annette

    I think that we should give the youth a chance to prove themselves. It's not fair that they should be deported because of their families being here illegally, they were brought here to live the American Dream. It's not right to force them away because of their ancestry.

    November 30, 2010 at 6:32 pm |
  258. Kathryn

    I think its a very good dream. First of all its not exactly all that bad that they are here illegaly. A lot of the imigrants have already planned out their future to go to college and have a family. All they're waiting for, is for the dream act to become true.So I think that the dream is a very good idea. And I know a lot of people think that the immagrants being here illegaly, will affect other legal kids from going to college, but I dont think thats true. Those people just want to get illegal immagrants out of the country and away from them! Which is so not fair, because it wasnt there fault that their parents lived in a different country. The immigrants should be given a chance to live in the United States, go to college, and have a family. So all in all, I think the dream act is a very good idea! As far as I know it wont hurt anybody, so why not?

    November 30, 2010 at 6:35 pm |
  259. Storm

    I think that it doesnt matter if there here illegal or not. they should be treated the same. They have the education already. Why send them back if there is no reason to. They should just stay and be successful and not hvae to worry about anything else

    November 30, 2010 at 6:50 pm |
  260. Evan

    It goes both ways!They would be contributing to our country,but it might take away from non-immigrants.

    November 30, 2010 at 6:56 pm |
  261. Jacob

    Coming to this country illegally is against the law and the law should be enforced. If you break the law, you should face the consequinces.

    November 30, 2010 at 6:58 pm |
  262. Henry

    If America thought this law was important, it would have passed quickly, this law has been back and forth through congress for nearly 10 years. If you break the law, you should be punished

    November 30, 2010 at 7:01 pm |
  263. cristine

    why would you send back a smart educated girl because she was not born here? that's ssooo unfair!!!

    November 30, 2010 at 7:06 pm |
  264. Kayla

    I think that if people came here from another country as a kid and join the U.S. military or get a college degree, go on the right path, and follow the rules of the U.S.A. then the immagrint(s) can stay. But if an immagrint does not learn English, or join the military or get a college degree then he/she must leave the United States. I think that if immagints come to the United States that they must learn English and follow the rules, it will also be good for the U.S.A. to welcome immagrints so that we can learn new cultures and to help the immagrints escape from whatever reason that he/she came to the United Staes for.

    November 30, 2010 at 7:07 pm |
  265. Samantha

    TERRIBLE DREAM! This is so unfair. So if this passes, your telling me, I would be competing with illegal immigrants for my college spot? No. That's not going to work. If this passed, we would have every illegal immigrant and their brother here. And, I assure you, we DON'T need that. As a soon to be tax payer, I will, and I mean WILL not pay for the illegals to get benefits, or whatever. There illegal, that's the rules. Send 'em home.

    November 30, 2010 at 7:10 pm |
  266. George

    I think that some immigrants should leave if they are not going to work. They shouldn't be in this country if they are going to live off of every one. If they have children and they want them to go to school they need to pay the taxes. Then if they dont then other people are paying for there kids to go to school. The immigrants that will serve this country or work should be allowed to stay. Why would you get rid of hard working people that are willing to serve this country?

    November 30, 2010 at 7:12 pm |
  267. Rachel

    i think they should be exepted as a legele amarican because their parents brought them into this countrie. they had no control if they came our stayed. some might not even remember being in the countrie they were born in. Why send them back now?

    November 30, 2010 at 7:13 pm |
  268. Jenny

    Many illegal immigrants who arrive into the United States didn't choose to, if not were told to come. Most immigrants arrive here for a better life and a better oppertunity in life. How are they able to get that better oppertunity for a better life when they are uneligible? The Dream Act should be passed for those illegal immigrants who WANT and WORK hard to go to college. I personally know of someone who applied for a scholarship and got denied because she was not a legal U.S. citizen. And guess what, she was in the top 10 for all of her classes and has an outstanding GPA, higher than those who applied, and had her dreams crushed when they denied her. She tells me how she hopes the Dream Act will come into play, as do I.

    November 30, 2010 at 7:14 pm |
  269. Izabella

    I say let the people stay!We should make them pay taxes.
    My father is fighting for his rights,and he pays taxes.And yes the goverment knows his a immagrent.The dream program is for kids who came here illegledly.Why on the other hand the people are taking money from the goverment .It is not fair that some people dont pay taxes,and we pay their taxes.Please let all the parents stay,PLEASE,PLEASE.

    November 30, 2010 at 7:16 pm |
  270. Katie and Addie

    We think that the dream act is a good idea. It is a good idea because the girl who started it was not born in the U.S. but still serves as a U.S. citezin.

    November 30, 2010 at 7:18 pm |
  271. Jasmine

    Hey, you know, I think that they should stay. It's great that illegal immigrants are willing to work for america and with america in order to live in a free country. Why not make them legall. It's not right to have them go home after staying in america since little children. I know it's a tough world out there, but really, has the world become that cruel. Think about it? ;-(

    November 30, 2010 at 7:18 pm |
  272. Selena

    For me, it is crazy to send back a child to their country. If someone was going to be the person who cured a sickness and we sent them back, we would be losing a genius. They never got a chance to at least try to make this world a better place. If a child's parents aren't successful, it doesn't mean the kid won't either.

    November 30, 2010 at 7:25 pm |
  273. NP

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    When they are young they get welfare benefits for their food and medical, they get free school and then when they are in college they get a scholarship, out of my tax money, when their parents hasn't spend a penny for their own kids. We need to do something about it. Government should come up with some kind of system. This is not fair that taker just takes and giver just give.

    November 30, 2010 at 7:32 pm |
  274. Nick

    I believe its a better idea than going back to their homeland. If you get a college degree you'll get a great education. If they serve in the military they will do a good bidding for the country.

    November 30, 2010 at 7:35 pm |
  275. Kay

    I think the law should pass because if this is where you grew up you should be welcome here and be able to fix it by serving for our country or going to college!!!!

    November 30, 2010 at 7:38 pm |
  276. Nikki

    In America there are many rights. Any immagrant should be treated according to those rights. How would you feel if you were an illegal immagrant? You would probably want a second chance too. When thinking about the immagrants, you should think like you were in their "shoes". I think that they should pass the DREAM act because of that.
    -Nikki

    November 30, 2010 at 7:41 pm |
  277. Hannah

    Children that were brought to the U.S. as kids should not be denied citenzenship. It's not their fault they were brought into the U.S. and it'll be hard for them to assimilate else where. Those children are the future generation, and maybe they might find a cure for cancer, the possibilities are endless.

    November 30, 2010 at 7:42 pm |
  278. Daniel

    I think that immigrants should be able to work in this country because it helps to have more people at your place of buissness

    November 30, 2010 at 7:47 pm |
  279. Georgia

    Good Dream. I think it is fair for immigrants to live in America under those cirumstances. Why can't people-equal as us-live like us? We're no better just because we have a better country. It is unfair for them to suffer. They SHOULD pass the law.

    November 30, 2010 at 7:50 pm |
  280. law

    Look christina. Just because you are young does not make you any more legal then you are. Yes it is their parents problem but they are still illegal.

    November 30, 2010 at 7:56 pm |
  281. Steve

    I think that it would be fair if the Dream Act was passed. The kids shouldn't be punished for the mistake that their parents made. But on the other hand, it is also unfair to all the other people who have been on the list for so long to become citizens of the U.S.

    November 30, 2010 at 8:01 pm |
  282. Emma

    I disagree with the idea to allow ILLEGAL!! immigrants to "change" their current immigration status by serving in the army and going to collage.

    November 30, 2010 at 8:08 pm |
  283. Emma

    look taylor. Yeah they do need a place to stay but why can't they at least "try" to become legal??? Yes some people are but SOME are not. so they should try harder so they can become legal and then they can buy a house and go to collage and the military.

    November 30, 2010 at 8:10 pm |
  284. Rosemary

    Why send immigrants back to their homeland? This is their home. Put yourself in their shoes: if you were born in Kentucky, and you live in Wyoming, would you want to be sent away, out of your home, back to Kentucky? And I know this couldn't happen, because we were born in the U.S., but what if your great-great-great-great-great grandparents moved to the U.S. illegally from Ireland, and now, all of a sudden, people are making you go back to Ireland, even though you've never been there. It's not right. If you ask them to, they'll pay your taxes and do your laundry, but why make people leave their home when they personally haven't done anything wrong.

    November 30, 2010 at 8:12 pm |
  285. Conor

    I think they should be able to stay but the parents if they are not a us citizen should be able to stay in the us until there us born child in old enough to move out of the house then they should get sent back

    November 30, 2010 at 8:12 pm |
  286. Emma

    no Emma we do not decide to press charges . but we decide to make them legal!!!!! if she has been here this long then why haven't her parents tried to make their whole family legal???? they are using us if they haven't tried to become legal by now!!! if they are used to this way of life then why don't they want it to be permanently theirs??? if they do why don't they become legal???? it is not her fault but her parents. they need to do something besides "getting used" to this way of life!!!

    November 30, 2010 at 8:16 pm |
  287. Emma

    if they are a productive member of this country then why don't they want to become legal so they can call it their home?? and country???

    November 30, 2010 at 8:17 pm |
  288. me

    yes their parents did bring them here. but that does not make them more or less illegal!!!!

    November 30, 2010 at 8:18 pm |
  289. sarah

    yeah they can stay!!! IF they become LEGAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    November 30, 2010 at 8:20 pm |
  290. Rosemary

    P.S. America is a free country, but some people seem to be deciding it's only free to U.S. citizens and no one else! That's crazy!

    November 30, 2010 at 8:20 pm |
  291. sarah

    they should NOT be allowed to change their current status unless the become LEGAL!!!!!!!!!!!!

    November 30, 2010 at 8:23 pm |
  292. Amy

    They should be able to live here as an American citizen, but only under certain circumstances, like if they are of age or in collage, they should be able to continue their education. However, I don't want to be spending my money on them, so they should become a legalized citizen by going through the naturalization process. If they don't succeed, then they should be sent to their home country.

    November 30, 2010 at 8:28 pm |
  293. sarah

    all illegal immigrants aren't doing good stuff for OUR country ya know!!! they need to become legal befor they can go to collage of the military. besides the matter: if they are allowed to go to collage then who pays for it??? MAYBE the parents or very possibly OUR on tax money. our president needs to step up to the plate a lot!!! he obviously doesn't care what happens. because if he did don't you think he wouldn't be playing so much golf and basketball???

    November 30, 2010 at 8:29 pm |
  294. sarah

    i think that it should pass because it is not the kids fault. if they are below 20 years old then they should be able to sit back and do NOTHING while our country goes down!!!

    November 30, 2010 at 8:31 pm |
  295. Emma

    Kyle you are exactly right!!! If they come to this country wanting to become a citizen and planning on trying to become a citizen fine!!! but be ready to spend some of YOUR own money on it!!!

    November 30, 2010 at 8:34 pm |
  296. Kathryn

    I think that we should let immigrants into the USA and let them stay in the USA. Because America is all about freedom so they should have there freedom to! It would be wrong to send them back! If we do have to do something i would say that some schools should give the scholarships to the legal citizen if they are at the same level then the illegal immigrant. But if one is clearly smarter then the other then the smarter one should get the solarship, no matter there citizen status.

    November 30, 2010 at 8:39 pm |
  297. Emma

    First off Choi NO ONE except GOD should be the president of the world!!! And second Choi it is a HORRIBLE idea!!! Don't you think OUR country is having enough trouble as it is??? Do YOU think illegal immigration is helping??? This idea SUCKS!!!!!!! The man/woman that thought of it MUST be completely POSSESSED!!!! and STUPID and CUNNING!!!!

    November 30, 2010 at 8:39 pm |
  298. Emma

    when you are actually legal off your own HARD EARNED money then you can enjoy the freedoms of OUR COUNTRY!!!!!

    November 30, 2010 at 8:40 pm |
  299. Madi

    I think it is not fair. People grew up here, they call America home. Some people, if they go back to another place would not have anyone to care for them. That would be wrong

    November 30, 2010 at 8:46 pm |
  300. sally

    i think it is not fair to send an illegal person back to his/her country if they are hardworking, pay their taxes, and follow the law why shouldnt they stay...but those who are taking advantage of our government they should be sent back to there country

    November 30, 2010 at 9:04 pm |
  301. Beth

    Think about it. If you were an illegal immigrant fleeing a war-torn country to come to "Land of Opportunity", would you want to back home to poverty and death, because of a choice your parents made when you were a child? If they want to make something of themselves– such as being a doctor, or human rights activist– why would anyone want to stop them, and allow them to become the next dictator?

    November 30, 2010 at 9:13 pm |
  302. allie

    i think the dream act should pass kids who have grown up in the USA should be able to live here its all they really have known!!

    November 30, 2010 at 9:14 pm |
  303. Maureen

    Well I think the DREAM Act should not be legit! They lived if they were not born in the US but were brought here as children, then they are basically US citizens. You can't take away something that someone has earned.

    November 30, 2010 at 9:15 pm |
  304. Jay

    I believe that if you are not a citizen of this country, sucessful or not, you should be sent back to your home country even if you just a kid at the time. So what if they didn't have the choice, when they are old enough to understand, they should all be sent back and wait there turn with the others to become legal citizens.

    November 30, 2010 at 9:20 pm |
  305. Katie

    The Dream Act is a good idea for illegals who decide to help America in the military or want to dream big to help the people of america. but those who want to just sit around and do nothing or even harm America should be deported. The government shouldn't have to pay for unemployed if they don't do anything. It weakens our economy and makes america look weak by not making illegals leave.

    November 30, 2010 at 9:22 pm |
  306. Aaron

    ...I think that girl has a right to live in the U.S.A I think all people have a right to live everywhere they want !

    November 30, 2010 at 9:22 pm |
  307. Katie

    The Dream Act is a good idea for illegals who decide to help the people of america. but those who want to just sit around and do nothing or even harm America should be deported. The government shouldn't have to give unemployment benefits to those doing nothing don't do anything. It weakens our economy and hurts the American people.

    November 30, 2010 at 9:24 pm |
  308. Lee

    I believe the Dream Act should be passed because some of these immigrants came to the U.S. for a reason. They came for a better life even if they're illegal immigrants. Immigrants shouldn't be sent back because they aren't a citizen. They shouldn't be sent back ESPECIALLY, if they were educated in the U.S. like the person in the Student News for Tuesday

    November 30, 2010 at 9:26 pm |
  309. Devin

    I think that they should them back,but if there children are american citizens under the age of 18.Then come back when there 18,but if they're already 18 they can stay

    November 30, 2010 at 9:28 pm |
  310. Chelsey

    I think that if the kids parents made the choice for them to come here. they should be able to stay because they had no say so in the first place. they should not be effected by there parents choices. I think they should be able to get a good education and be able to become a U.S citizen.

    November 30, 2010 at 9:29 pm |
  311. heather

    my opion is that if u came here illegally as a child u should have the rights to stay in the U.S if u attend a college or aything that does a good to the economy. or if u dont do anything for the ecoconmy u should still have to rights to remain in the U.S if u grew up there a portion of ur life !!!!

    November 30, 2010 at 9:36 pm |
  312. Lilly

    I think that illegal immigrants that are already her should be allowed to stay and be successful, but citizens that live here legally 's rights should not be taken away either.

    November 30, 2010 at 9:41 pm |
  313. Jade

    I think kids should be able to stay because its not their fault that there parents brought them here when they were young they can't tell their parents what to do but adults should know better they should take responsibilty and get permission or even better become a united states citizen the so my anwser is yes the dream act is a good idea.

    November 30, 2010 at 9:50 pm |
  314. Emily

    My opinion is that all illegal immigrants should be required to return home no matter where they are in the United States now. Just because your in college doesn't mean you are a citizen.

    November 30, 2010 at 9:59 pm |
  315. Emily

    In my opinion, I beleive that immigrants that are or have been in the United States illegally should be deported disregarding the fact they are in college or at a young school level age. If they want
    to stay they can legally become a citizen. There are illegal ways to enter the U.S and their are legal ways. It's only fair.

    November 30, 2010 at 10:03 pm |
  316. Emily

    My opinion; being here illegally even if you are in a school or college is not fair. Depriving an American citizen of a scholarship for an illegal immigrant is just appalling, there are legal ways to become a citizen

    November 30, 2010 at 10:05 pm |
  317. Emily

    I believe it's a nightmare. As an American citizen for all my life I have never heard something so appallling as an illegal immigrant robbing an American citizen of a scholarship they have truly earned.

    November 30, 2010 at 10:10 pm |
  318. Reece

    These people deserve the right to go to school and get jobs. they may be from different places but they are still are human beings that should not be treated like humans

    November 30, 2010 at 10:14 pm |
  319. John

    I strongly think they should be allowed to stay in the U.S. They have lived most of their life here. Send them home? They already are home.

    November 30, 2010 at 10:30 pm |
  320. Rachel

    She really didn't have a choice, if your parents tell you to keep a secret your gonna listen and for koreans listening to your parents is a huge deal. She is a successful young adult who has made it this far in America. Why should she pay for the ignorant choices of her parents? The bill should be passed and if it doesn't seem good enough maybe revise it? They could give her two years to become an american citizen, and help her (finically or others). Other kids also deserve this bill to be passed, the constitution has individual rights, they are individuals they are not their parents and did not make the decision, they should be treated differently and/or individually.

    November 30, 2010 at 10:39 pm |
  321. stephanie

    i think the idea of sending her back is not nice and they should not do it. She has been here forever and they have not relised it yet ??? and now that they have relised it they want to send not only her but her family too back. it is so sad to think that they would do such a thin like that. she wants to learn about medicane and is trying to that so she can help people and save lives. Maybe if they left her alone ahe would maybe consider on graduating and working in the united states and maybe save lives here . right now with all this . she will have a hard time consintrating and fouceing on her studys.something really has to get done. as in leave her and her family alone.

    November 30, 2010 at 10:42 pm |
  322. stephanie

    leave the poor girl alone!!! i don't know how much more to express that 🙂 !!!!!!!

    November 30, 2010 at 10:47 pm |
  323. Julian

    I think that The Dream Act should be pass in order for immigrants to get a college Education.

    November 30, 2010 at 10:56 pm |
  324. Stash

    Why should the younger generation be punished, they did not choose to come here. I think that if they are going to try and make a living then they should be able to stay, if they are going to just sit there and take advantage of our freedom, then just go home!

    November 30, 2010 at 10:58 pm |
  325. patrick

    I think that Illegal Immigrants should only be able to become legal citizens if they are willing to show that they are able and willing to fight for the liberties that they have taken for granted as people living within the United States.

    November 30, 2010 at 11:03 pm |
  326. Brian

    i agree with the dream act many families come here so they can progress in life. many immigrant parents didn't get a proper education and they want the lives of their kids to be different. immigrants come to make a better life in the land of free. that is why they should approve this act!

    November 30, 2010 at 11:03 pm |
  327. Matt

    I believe the dream act should be passed, Because I am an immigrant from newfound-land , and it was not my decision to move the america, and even though i am here legally, if i was not, it would be heartbreaking leaving all my friends and my life in america.

    November 30, 2010 at 11:28 pm |
  328. Antonio

    I think that you should let illegal people stay in the u.s because their children so they can get a goo education. And to live a better life than their parents did

    December 1, 2010 at 12:34 am |
  329. Antonio

    I think that you should let illegal people stay in the u.s because their children so they can get a good education. And to live a better life than their parents did

    December 1, 2010 at 12:35 am |
  330. Kayla

    I think the Dream Act should follow through because, it wasn't the childs decision to move here. The parents should be held accountable for being illegal. If I heard she was getting sent back to Korea it would be a waste of eduction on her part. If she got sent back it would also be a waste of learning the english language. But her parents should definately be sent home to Korea for being illegal!

    December 1, 2010 at 12:53 am |
  331. Andres

    It makes me happy to see that there're a lot of people who agree with letting illegal student have an opportunity to show others that all they want to do is follow their dreams. Most of these students consider the US their home. Yes, i think they should pass Dream Act.

    December 1, 2010 at 1:57 am |
  332. Heila

    I do not think that the DREAM act should be passed because although I feel sympathy for the children, it feels like the illegal immigrants are getting a reward for coming to America. It is like telling them that even though they may get caught, they should try to cross the border in the hopes that their children will be allowed to stay for a better life.

    December 1, 2010 at 2:17 am |
  333. Liz

    if the bill passess, it would give the opportunity to many students that are already here to keep working towards a succesful future. their only obstacle is their immigration status, but the chance of becoming legal citizens could mean not only the opportunity for them to have a better future but also, this could contribute to the future of this country which was created on the basis of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

    December 1, 2010 at 2:39 am |
  334. Sarah

    I agree to the Dream Act, because the immigrants were just a little child when they came, and they are successful now and want to help people. But I understand people who are against it, too, because I wouldn't want a stranger sneak into my house ILLEGALLY and live for a while, then asks for the permission to be our family member, even if that person was kind and done good things to our house, too.

    December 1, 2010 at 3:10 am |
  335. celine

    I'm from south korea too, like Joanna kim.And I agree with Dream Act.I can't understand why they blame her.She went to(for you,it's came to) U.S when she is young,and she have done a great job.There no reason to blame her or her parent.And she will tell us(I mean,south korean)about her life at U.S,and it could chage our,er,south korean mind to U.S so she is very important.
    I'm not so good at English, because I'm south korean and I'm not smart enough to write this.I hope you can understand this.

    December 1, 2010 at 4:42 am |
  336. Chase

    Well i think she should be able to stay because we need doctor here.

    December 1, 2010 at 5:29 am |
  337. Roscoe

    It is a good idea to pass the dream act, yes it could possibly take American students opportunities away, but if the immigrants are actually trying to get in the military or a collage degree, then why stop them, most kids drop out today in this world, if the immigrants want to actually help there social standard, then i don't think they should stop it .

    December 1, 2010 at 7:05 am |
  338. Brandon

    I think they should pass the dream act because everyone should be treated as an equal. It is unfair because immigrants came here for freedom and equal rights. So they should be able to contribute to our country in ways like the military

    December 1, 2010 at 8:39 am |
  339. Sam

    i think that they should pass the bill because it is a good thing to let people follow their dreams even though their from an illegal country. They shouldnt be punished for following their dreams if they can help us.

    December 1, 2010 at 8:40 am |
  340. Damian

    It would take away opportunities from students that are citizens of the U.S. and it would make many other illegal immigrants think that it's a good idea to come to the U.S. Because of the students being able to get their high school diploma or immigrants going into the military.

    December 1, 2010 at 8:42 am |
  341. Jordan

    I am for the Dream Act. The girl that was talking yesterday has rights to be in the U.S. just like us. She should not be penalized for what her parents did. No one in her position should be penalized for their parents' actions.

    December 1, 2010 at 9:19 am |
  342. Eric

    I think we shouldn` t send people back home just because they wew brought here by their parents. It is not their fault they grew up here, and many students who came here has a happy life, which America promised.

    December 1, 2010 at 9:27 am |
  343. Eric

    I think we shouldn` t send people back home just because they were brought here by their parents. It is not their fault they grew up here, and many students who came here has a happy life, which America promised. And I think even if someone is from another country, we should treat them fairly.

    December 1, 2010 at 9:29 am |
  344. Trey

    The immigrants should always be able to follow their dreams. Plus, it's not like they knew when they were a kid it was a bad thing to be an illegal immigrant. It's fair enough if they serve in the army. They should be able to carryout their dreams of being whatever they want to because they may be very good at whatever it isand it may cause a better economy. Isn't this "The Land of Opportunity"?

    December 1, 2010 at 9:32 am |
  345. Grant

    I personally think that she should be sent back to her country. I am 11 years old and in to polotics. But, I don't think that people's tax dollars should have to pay for taxes, financial aid, etc. for illegal imigrants. Plus I think that our Border Patrol tighten up on Illegal Immigrants. So, SEND HER BACK!!!!!!!!!

    December 1, 2010 at 10:14 am |
  346. Lauren

    I think that she should be sent back. It will make more people go have the impression that they can come or send their children here. The job situation is bad enough! we don't need MORE people to take up MORE JOBS!!!!! it makes no sense! i mean on student news i watch as people talk about how they don't have jobs! why get more people to take THOSE JOBS!! also we don't need to pay EXTRA money for her to stay! SEND HER BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!SOOOOOOOOOONNNNN!!!!!!!!!!!!!! GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR SEND HER BACK!!!!!! GRRRRRRRRRR

    December 1, 2010 at 10:16 am |
  347. Charis

    I think that when her parents came illegally to the country that it was wrong. However, since she was only eight she didn't know that what she was doing was wrong. If they want I think that the government should punish her parents NOT HER! She is already doing well and I don't think that she would be a threat to the country. Since she wants to go into medicine she would be more of a benefit than she would be harmful. We were all onve immagrants too. I thought that America was supposed to be a melting pot.

    December 1, 2010 at 10:20 am |
  348. Eric

    I feel that that the girl should not be punished because as a child she had no say in what happend when she was eight years old. I do feel that her parents were at fault because they came here illegally. I feel this was wrong. I think if her parents were sent back I she would to. I say this because she is still young and needs money to go to school, buisness, etc.

    SEND HER PARENTS BACK

    December 1, 2010 at 10:27 am |
  349. Shawn

    Immigration is a major issue and it is very difficult to talk about it. I believe that immigrants that come here illegally should be deported back. But, children of illegal immigrants whom have lived in the United States longer than 10 years should automatically earn citizenship. Also, immigrants that are going to college and/or have a stable job should be allowed to stay.

    December 1, 2010 at 10:58 am |
  350. Theo

    Everyone should have a chance to get education or serve our country. But I think we're focusing on the wrong part of the problem. Maybe we should try make it easier for 'illegal' citizens become legal.

    December 1, 2010 at 11:03 am |
  351. misti

    I beleive that if you came to the united states america when they were little ,and grew up here they should be able to stay. we are always welcoming other people , why cant they stay??????????????????

    December 1, 2010 at 11:03 am |
  352. jaron

    i think that we should let them try for a better life in america but they have certain about of time to get a degree or go into the armed forces

    December 1, 2010 at 11:36 am |
  353. Taylor

    I am torn. I'm not sure if it would be a good idea. The bill could give a lot of people a chance to live in America Legally but it could give American's less chance of getting a job.

    December 1, 2010 at 11:43 am |
  354. Liam

    i think that congress should just pass the bill to save complications

    December 1, 2010 at 11:49 am |
  355. lara

    Well, it's good and bad.... a good thing is that the DREAM Act would allow immigrants to get college degrees and serve in the military but it wouls also largen the percentage of illegeal immigrants most likely... I really don't know which i would choose!!!!

    December 1, 2010 at 12:11 pm |
  356. Meghan

    This is debatable because if they let her stay then they would have to let everyone else that isn't a US citizen stay. but she has been here her whole life, and they haven't noticed... and you have think about all of the other people who are here right now that we don't know about. so i don't know if she should stay or go.

    December 1, 2010 at 12:58 pm |
  357. Cassandra

    I believe if they have been here there whole life and will/are/is attending a colledge then they can stay, but if they are just here doing nothing, planning on having no education send them back maybe they'll think twice on getting on education.

    December 1, 2010 at 12:59 pm |
  358. Brandon

    I think that the immigrants should be able to join the army and serve the country if they wanted to and if they wanted an education why stop them.

    December 1, 2010 at 1:00 pm |
  359. shawn

    I personally don't think that they should join the army because they could come and be a spy, They will take spots in collage like a collage will be full and American won't get a spot in that college.

    December 1, 2010 at 1:01 pm |
  360. ray

    i think they should because ther not from here

    December 1, 2010 at 1:02 pm |
  361. teresa

    i believe, that they really should have to go into the milarty, if they need to be here so badly. But yet again, why would we have another countries people fighting our battle? to me it's really just a full out oxymoron, cause it doesn't make any scene.

    December 1, 2010 at 1:02 pm |
  362. Omar

    I think that people should be free to roam any country regardless from were there from. The world is an open space met for everyone you should close out area's to our fellow human being. We are all created equally and deserve one another respect. The day the world learns to except one another another is the day peace will become optical.

    December 1, 2010 at 1:04 pm |
  363. Sophie

    Why should the people who come to america and plan to help the united states have their bubble be bursted by the government. They come to america with having no intention to harm us and just want a good education and be successfull. I think that it is totally not fair to have them deported because they have done nothing wrong. How would you feel if you worked so hard your whole life and someone took that away from you?

    December 1, 2010 at 1:57 pm |
  364. Alex

    I really believe that they should test the immigrants on character, education, and work ethic. That should help them decide whether the immigrants in question should be shipped back to their country.

    December 1, 2010 at 2:02 pm |
  365. Landaddy

    I have read a lot of the comments posted here and I don’t understand how all of this freedom is supposed to be provided without rules (laws) that govern how or what that freedom is or means. Just because you happen to be here doesn’t entitle you to the privileges of this country. What about the millions of people that follow the rules, wait years and endure family separation for the chance to be citizens. They bust their butts to do the right thing, they don’t just happen to be here. It is sad to see how truly selfish people are when they step on the hard working people from around the planet who do the right thing. The immigration system is not broken, what’s broken is the sense of right and wrong.

    December 1, 2010 at 2:09 pm |
  366. brianna

    for once in your lifetime you should give some lucky person there new life. were all the same theres no real diffrences. if were all human maybe we should start acting like it.

    December 1, 2010 at 2:14 pm |
  367. Marisa

    I think that those students need to have a chance to go to college and be legal in this country, they probably have been here since they were teenagers and now they are probably adults, the dream for higher education is so strong for some of them, but the price for them to attend college is 3 x more than to a born American.
    What I think it is unfair sometimes is that some of these students dream of having an education but they can't , while others don't value what they have. The truth is that when we have things easily we don't value them.

    December 1, 2010 at 2:48 pm |
  368. spencer

    if they don't get in to any trouble let them stay and they'll be good addition to the miliary

    December 1, 2010 at 3:08 pm |
  369. Lexie

    I could go either way on this, I see letting them stay in college a possibility, but if you are just really in the united States to be here. You should have to go back to where you were from.

    December 1, 2010 at 3:12 pm |
  370. Troy

    I really don't know but i will go with everyone else a good dream i geuss

    December 1, 2010 at 3:13 pm |
  371. Ashlyn

    I think it's fair for people who grew up here to go to college, even if the came illegally. They probably didn't have a choice to come anyway since it was their parents descion. Yes, these people take up college space for citizens but everyone should have an equal chance for a good education.

    December 1, 2010 at 3:52 pm |
  372. Dan&Jason

    We think that there is nothing wrong with immigration. Our country was founded on immigration, the problem comes when you have immigrants here illegally who are using our resources, taking our medicinal help, and jobs without contributing anything back. The girl from Tuesday's episode was illegal, but in the long run she would be paying taxes and contributing back to our economy and society, If they want to come here they should do it right and apply for citizenship. Its not fair to the rest of the country or even those who came here legally and pay taxes. Dreams don't come true if you aren't willing to put in some effort.

    December 1, 2010 at 4:12 pm |
  373. joshua

    if they grew up here then why should the leave were the have s[pent most of thier lives

    December 1, 2010 at 4:28 pm |
  374. David

    I think that the DREAM act is a terrible one. It constitutes that, if illegal immigrants can hide their kids for x number of years, they will be allowed to stay. This will terribly boost the illegal immigration problem. That would be rewarding them for breaking the law.

    December 1, 2010 at 4:32 pm |
  375. noelle

    i think this would be just fine every one need some oppertunitys in there life.

    December 1, 2010 at 4:37 pm |
  376. Rachel

    I think they should be able to stay in America even if they were not born here.They have the right to stay here.I think the children should stay in college here and keep fighting for it.

    December 1, 2010 at 4:55 pm |
  377. Aaron

    I feel that it is a great choice on giving some illegal immigrant students the opportunity to fix their current immigration status by serving in the U.S. military or acquiring a college degree. Even if they've came here illegally, they still deserve the same oppurtunity as us. Maybe they were evicted from their home overseas and were forced to live here. That's not their faught, and we can't judge them by that either! By saying that, I feel that this is a Good Dream.

    December 1, 2010 at 5:21 pm |
  378. Katia

    I think the dream act should be passed. After all, we ARE supposed to be the land of freedom. So if we make illegal immigrants go back, wouldn't that be just the same as saying that you have to have privliges just to visit? ( I think I misspelled "privliges")

    December 1, 2010 at 5:21 pm |
  379. Jonathan

    I think that they just don't like people who aren't U.S. Citizens.

    December 1, 2010 at 5:35 pm |
  380. Robert

    i dont think it is right. Just because there immigrants dosent mean that they are bad. you guys forget we were all immigrants once

    December 1, 2010 at 5:39 pm |
  381. Vito

    These immigrants have come to our country to have a better life. They will come any way possible, even if it is illegal. The DREAM Act will help these illegal immigrants get educated, and when they are educated, they will live the American Dream. Sure we may be using our tax dollars to fund this, but in the end it may be worth it. Our fore fathers were immigrants themselves. Basically this country, the United States of America, was built by immigrants like the ones coming in today.

    December 1, 2010 at 5:46 pm |
  382. shae

    i think that if they passed this bill it would not help our economy. I think this because my parents are full tax payers they can hardly pay for my education how are they going too pay for others that dont even live in this country? Also our country has a system if we exempt people from this system we no longer have a system instead we have chaos. If we give these people education and a chance to live here they will be competing against us people who lived here there whole lives LEGALLY who paid for them to live here then they take are jobs and it doesnt benifit our country at all because they dont pay taxes. It is a really nice idea but right now are country is in so much debt how could we afford to pay for peoples education who dont legally live here who would not benefit our country at all they would actually determent our country?

    December 1, 2010 at 5:58 pm |
  383. arkeylah

    i think we should just stay where we came from but then again the USA is a free coutry and has freedom so anybody can come but we should just stay where we come from.

    December 1, 2010 at 6:05 pm |
  384. Serjio

    I think that america is their country to them and they have right to stay here and earn a citizenship. Sending them away would be going away from what our country was founded on. However, with all these overpopulation problems, I can understand wanting to deport them. What people don't understand is that many of these families don't have much anything to go back to.

    December 1, 2010 at 6:05 pm |
  385. caitlyn

    I think that they should let the illegal immigrants stay because they deserve to go to college too.Everybody deserves a good education and a chance to stay in America.We are all humans so we all have a right to become a citizen or live in America.

    December 1, 2010 at 6:10 pm |
  386. Robby

    I believe that the immigrant people should at least have a chance on a good education so that their futures may be bright. Even though they have came in illegally and are poor, with the help education they can get a better job and life. There this one saying that "Everything in life needs a chance " and I respect that.

    December 1, 2010 at 6:10 pm |
  387. Lily

    I think this is very cruel because other young people get to live there dream, but others don't. just like Martin Luther King Jr. said "all black and whites should get along." so what is happening right know?

    December 1, 2010 at 6:31 pm |
  388. Mikkayla

    I think that everyone should be legal that is in our country yes it is a long process to get legalized but it would be worth it in the long run if you really wanted to stay in our country. It should be easier for people to become legal if they're trying to get an education because everyone needs and a lot of people want to have one. If someone attending school attempting to get an education wants to become something in our country who are we to stop them? I think that as long as they're working helping our economy they should be safe from deportation. On the contrary, if they're just working for a while saving up money to send back to their country to their families which would not be helping our economy then that is pretty much just using our jobs that permanent citizens should have.

    December 1, 2010 at 6:42 pm |
  389. Ben

    I think if someone lived in the U.S. their whole life since they were a little kid, they should still be able to. Wether they are a illigal imigrants or not.

    December 1, 2010 at 6:53 pm |
  390. Mai

    I think that those who is in college and those who are in the military should be able to stay. Since they have already been adjusted to life in the U.S., they'll feel different if they got sent back. Also, since many are in college and in the military, they are or will be helping everyone else pay taxes too. I don't believe that these immigrants are taking opportunities from the U.S. citizens because, nowadays competition is everywhere and this will determine who is passionate enough to do well in school and to get a good career.

    December 1, 2010 at 7:00 pm |
  391. Ben

    A illigal imagrant is a illigal imagrant it doesn't matter how long they have been in the U.S. . It's like a professional person if they break a law they still have to face a consequence.

    December 1, 2010 at 7:01 pm |
  392. David

    I think that the Dream Act will give many students the opportunity they deserve. I know people that are unable to pursue their dream careers because of their immagration status. If it is said that America is the land of opportunity then why not pass the Dream Act so that all the students currently can have those equal right to pursue their dream career, go to college or to help in the milltiary force.

    December 1, 2010 at 7:09 pm |
  393. Ana

    If the people from other countries came as a child then they should be able to stay, for their parents took them here it's not like they could just stay in their country if nobody could take care of them.

    December 1, 2010 at 7:17 pm |
  394. yadira

    I believe that students who are immamgrants should have a good education. Just cause you mite not like immagrants that doesn't mean the world does

    December 1, 2010 at 7:32 pm |
  395. Hunter

    It's ok if they show proof that they can live in the U.S.A.

    December 1, 2010 at 7:34 pm |
  396. Brittany

    I think she should be able to go to collage. It's not like we're paying for a whole country it's only one girl.Just because they came illegally doesn't mean it was their choice.It was her parents choice.Not her's.

    December 1, 2010 at 7:38 pm |
  397. ashlin

    i think the dream act is a good thing becase what if someone thats a cancer doctor or even just a doctor thats
    not from the usa then lives would most likely be lost with out them

    December 1, 2010 at 8:06 pm |
  398. Viral

    This is totally unfair , because everybody is human so why does it matter if illegal kids get a scholarship. This way your just benefiting a kid.

    December 1, 2010 at 8:07 pm |
  399. Olivia

    Ithink the dream act should be come a law. People who are here should be able to got to college and have an education!

    December 1, 2010 at 8:49 pm |
  400. Amanda

    The Dream Act should be passed. Everyone should have a chance at a life here if they want it. I know people who were born in another country but have lived most of their lives here in the US. Why send them back to a country that they don't know. Anyone who's not Native American, their ansesters came from somewhere else but were allowed to make a life for themselves here. Why not give the same chance to immagrents today.

    December 1, 2010 at 9:24 pm |
  401. Emma

    The people who come here from different countries should be able to get a good education. If they have grown up here their whole or most of their life should be able to go to college. The people who made up that law are probably three times my age and they still couldn't think of so many reasons why they should be able to stay when it wasn't even their decision to come here.

    December 1, 2010 at 9:59 pm |
  402. Greta

    i know that some people come to america to spy, but we should treat everyone equally. people need education and money.

    December 1, 2010 at 10:02 pm |
  403. Carlos

    In my oppinion its good and bad. Its bad for the fact that the are taking the place of a citizen, but good in the fact that they are giving the oprtunity to these people. I believe every one has a right to an education.

    December 1, 2010 at 10:53 pm |
  404. Elissa

    Many of these students didn't come to this country, they were brought to this country. They grew up here, this is there home. It wouldn't make sense to send these students back to a place and culture they didn't grow up in.
    I think the Dream Act is a good way for the US military to gain soldiers. It is also an opportunity for those who have earned thier high school diploma in the US to continue thier education.
    This issue is not going to go away, the Dream Act not only benefits these undocumented students but the US as well.

    New versions of this bill can also removed the costs and other concerns people have about the bill.

    The Dream lives on =)

    December 1, 2010 at 11:50 pm |
  405. summer

    I think this act isnt bad. yeah so what we are paying for more people with taxes but at least they are going towards people that we know live here. illigal immigrants come here and bring there kids and they grow up here not the kids fault because i know that when my parents moved i had to go with them i didnt and dont have a choice on rather i stay or go. so how is it fair to the kids/. They are asking for a good education its not like they are starting a war. We want more peole who are going to go to college more people in college could mean a better economy. even though i do not pay taxes yet you should look at it from there point of view at least the taxes are going to something good because i know taxes go to welfare and i know people who are on welfare that can get a job and easly get off of welfare. So everyone deserves a chance towards something nice think about it from there point of view they grew up here and this is what they know.

    December 2, 2010 at 12:21 am |
  406. Madeline

    I think that they should be aloud to become citizens because some of them have worked really hard and sending them back would just be bringing them back to square 1.

    December 2, 2010 at 8:04 am |
  407. Aaron

    I feel that it's fair to be able to give some illegal immigrants the chance to fix their immigration status by obtaining a college degree or by serving our country through any capacity. I feel that they deserve the same oppurtunity as us. Maybe they had to come here because of financial standards or safety precautions. You never know why they're coming to our country, and I feel that they should be given the same oppurtunities as the citizens of the United States. Therefore, I feel that this is a good dream!

    December 2, 2010 at 8:23 am |
  408. Michael

    There are a limited number of seats in a college. What kids do you allow to go, those who are breaking the law or those who are not? Their parents may have put them in this situation but now it’s time to grow up. We are all adults at 18, not kids.

    December 2, 2010 at 8:58 am |
  409. Steven

    Illegal immigrants are illegal. They are not supposed to be here and we shouldn't keep creating loopholes for them.

    December 2, 2010 at 9:08 am |
  410. Mr. Rhodes' Class

    We voted 18-2 that Ms. Kim should be allowed to stay in the United States, graduate from a university and become a productive member of American society. She has spent most of her life in the United States and this is her home, whether its legal or not. We're glad to have her since she is a contribution to our nation and not a burden.

    Thanks,

    Mr. Rhodes' Class!

    December 2, 2010 at 9:45 am |
  411. Morgan

    I believe that people who came to our country when they were children should be allowed to obtain citizenship if they go through the requirements that other immigrants go through to become a citizen. It's not fair to force a person to leave our country when it wasn't their choice to live here in the first place and lived almost their entire lives here.

    December 2, 2010 at 10:39 am |
  412. Peyton

    The DREAM program is a good thing for people who went into America Young and I think the immigerents should be allowed to stay because they diserve to stay in their "home town".

    December 2, 2010 at 10:50 am |
  413. lexi

    I think that it isnt fair that they get to come inot our country and go to school becuause they are taking up pur spots were we can be going ot school

    December 2, 2010 at 11:06 am |
  414. delaney

    i think all people from different countries or not should be aloud a proper education.

    December 2, 2010 at 11:12 am |
  415. Paige

    I believe that this is a GOOD dream. Immigrants that have grown up in America pretty much all their lives and want to get an education and do something good with their life is obviously a good thing, and who are we to stop them? I think that this could be better for a country and this could give us diversity and a bettter understanding of different cultures.

    December 2, 2010 at 11:30 am |
  416. Paul

    I think its good and bad. Good cause it could help immigrants, but bad because it could mess up American students future.

    December 2, 2010 at 12:01 pm |
  417. Chelby

    I honestly think that the dream act is a good thing, They are good students, good people, we want that in america. They are from a different country. That honestly doesn't matter, We gotta live our life to the fullest.

    December 2, 2010 at 12:59 pm |
  418. emma

    i think that it is a good idea because the kids have no where else to go and plus they are helping save the planet., whether they are in the military or going to college to help the economy in these depressing times. Also they have lived here no matter for how long they still live here.

    December 2, 2010 at 1:47 pm |
  419. kimberly

    i think it is a good idea to approve the DREAM Act if the congress legalizes all those students who have a dream to complete their education then those students can help America

    December 2, 2010 at 3:08 pm |
  420. jose

    the DREAM ACT is a good idea because if the congress approve the DREAM ACT the students that already graduated from highschool or who came as children of illegal immigrants can serve in the army or go to college to become successful in their live

    December 2, 2010 at 3:16 pm |
  421. lizzi

    i think that it would be a good idea to pass the dream act, it would give any student a chance to have a new beginning in the u.s. it has my vote for yes!!!!!!!!!!!!

    December 2, 2010 at 4:24 pm |
  422. Paloma

    Its good and bad dream , The good is that where helping other people from the world that want a chance, the bad is where helping are citizens to much where giving people money that dont even try to get a job
    Paloma

    December 2, 2010 at 4:51 pm |
  423. Alix

    I think that it's a good thing. If they came to America when they were young, then it's not their fault that they came illegally. If space in colleges is an issue, then just build more colleges.

    December 2, 2010 at 5:23 pm |
  424. Hannah

    I think the DREAM act is a great idea... it would help immigrants make the world and America a better place. I think it's very unfair for us to say that immigrants from other countries aren't allowed to be here or be treated as a normal citizen... after all, didn't us Americans do the same thing when we invaded the U.S? It was the Indians' right to be here, but we still came! I don't see why we think it's bad for immigrants to do that now...

    December 2, 2010 at 5:31 pm |
  425. Nora

    I think it's a great idea. If they're helping the country my serving in the military or getting educated, the children of illegal immigrants should be able to stay in the U.S.

    December 2, 2010 at 6:51 pm |
  426. Ashley

    i think it is a great idea! the children most likely couldn't chose for themselves because they where so young. if the students have been in america for so long and dont have like a bad criminal record i think they should be able to stay. they wouldn't have anywhere else to go. if they were to go somewhere else people would have to help them find family and that would be a big hassle.

    December 2, 2010 at 9:17 pm |
  427. Alex

    Just pass the Dream Act. For those of you who don't want it to be passed, you'll be complaining about the crimes these same immigrants commit and the money they take away from welfare and food stamps. So it's better for them and all of us if they get a college education and contribute instead of taking. It's not their fault that their parents brought them. And even their parents contribute greatly to this country. Just deal with it, undocumented immigrants will be here and one way or another a lot of their situations need to change.

    December 2, 2010 at 9:19 pm |
  428. Ashley

    people should help the young students become legal citizens because it wasn't their choice when they where young. they shouldn't
    be punished for their parents mistake.

    December 2, 2010 at 9:20 pm |
  429. jessie

    i think we should consontrate on our economy not dreams
    but if i had a say i think we should let the girl have her education she earned it didn't she

    December 2, 2010 at 9:59 pm |
  430. Aishly

    I think that if a immigrants want a fair education they can have it. America is called the home for the free doing, and they want to they can have one. Plus if they do take out loans they can pay it back

    December 2, 2010 at 10:06 pm |
  431. jessie

    i think we should give the girl a chance to her education becauss she earned it right . why not let her make the world a better place
    plus it might make the collage and high school she is going to alot better as well.

    December 2, 2010 at 10:16 pm |
  432. lauren

    i think that the dream plan is a great idea for the government.

    December 3, 2010 at 8:01 am |
  433. lauren

    the dream act will help imeragent students have a better furture and a better life

    December 3, 2010 at 8:03 am |
  434. Zach

    I like the idea.. but I think it is robbing students from around the country their chance in school and they have been citizens their whole life but I do like how we are giving kids with less fortunes than us a chance to shine.

    December 3, 2010 at 8:40 am |
  435. Jake

    The DREAM act is a great idea. If they earn the privilege of going to college than they should be able to. It's the American Dream isn't it?

    December 3, 2010 at 8:41 am |
  436. Saida

    In response to Mr. Green's comment; I don't agree with what you say because God made us equal. I don't see the difference between you and me. Paper doesn't make us different. If you were in my shoes your thoughts would not be the same.We have few opportunities in my country. We want to go to college to make this country better. Sending us back would make this country weaker, not stronger.

    December 3, 2010 at 11:22 am |
  437. Christa

    Be ing a mexican with my granparents as immagrants i belive that giving any immmagrant who reallly wants an education a chance to step up is a great idea.

    December 3, 2010 at 11:32 am |
  438. EmmaKate

    I think that she shouldn't be sent back. She will be more helpful than harmful. Anyways she was only 8 years old, she didn't know she was douing anything wrong.

    December 3, 2010 at 1:07 pm |
  439. Jasmine

    I rightly, and highly believe that they have the right to get an education, go into the war, and do whatever else they would like to do in this country. They came over to America so they can succeed and be something in life unlike their family, or parents, they want the life of an American just like we do, but since they are not legal, they still have ways that they can become a citizen of the United States. I strongly believe that we should let them get an education, go into war, and make businessess to help the economy, and it will provide many jobs for those who are unemployed. After all, we are the country of BROTHERLY LOVE, so we need to show that love to anyone who wants to come over to the united States, and become an American.

    December 3, 2010 at 2:55 pm |
  440. ambria

    I think it don't matter where they come from. isn't this america? people shouldn't be force to be an 'American" this is a free country how would you like to be told you could get a scollership but not get one because your an immigrant

    December 3, 2010 at 3:45 pm |
  441. Milly

    I forgot to add that all these requirements significantly lower the amount of people that will apply and benefit!

    December 3, 2010 at 7:00 pm |
  442. Analisse

    I believe that immigrant children should have the right to stay because they were not brought here on purpose, they didnt even know what was going on, and their parents only needed a better place to survive and a betterplace to raise their children.

    December 4, 2010 at 11:18 am |
  443. Nicole

    I think that illegal immigrants shouldn't be allowed to become American citizens by joining the American Military of earning a college degree. I think that it would wrong if an illegal immigrant got a spot at a American college when Americans are fighting for the same spot. The American should definitely get the spot over the illegal immigrant.

    December 4, 2010 at 5:10 pm |
  444. sami

    they should not send the people back to the countries that they came from because then the people who might get sent back would be very very upset to leave they`re friends just because of the government.

    December 4, 2010 at 6:22 pm |
  445. emma

    I believe that if you want the rights of the American's then you must BECOME one first. By making yourself an American you can go to school and war. The dream act will just make things even worse then the already are.

    December 4, 2010 at 9:02 pm |
  446. mya

    the American population is already huge josh

    December 4, 2010 at 9:04 pm |
  447. Alex

    There are illegal immigrants who want to do good for this country but there are also people who want to hurt it. If they are illegal than they should have to take the citizen test and if they fail they should be sent back to there country, but if they pass they are a legal citizen.

    December 4, 2010 at 10:06 pm |
  448. Mitchel

    The Dream Act is undoubtely a stupid thing if we award these aliens then there will be more coming with children and they could be older and if some of them ar bad students or if they have issues they could start violence and then are crime rate go up which is not good. Sure america is supposed to be the role model country but when is something just to much and if we have more illegal aliens coming coming it could stop AMERICANS from getting jobs and letting these illegals take the jobs from good healthy hardworking Americans

    December 4, 2010 at 11:37 pm |
  449. Ben

    who care about legal or ilegal they are our neighbors make the Dream works like it worked for our ancesters who came to AMERICA for an opportunity and here we are in AMERICA

    December 5, 2010 at 2:56 am |
  450. Emily

    This dream act is ridiculous. Don't you think we have enough illegal immigrants as it is??? They are crazy. They obviously don't care about the illegal immigration issues. They should not be able to change their status by joining our military our by going to collage. They can come back to America when they have enough of their OWN money to become a citizen.

    December 5, 2010 at 8:53 pm |
  451. Tracey

    This is a GOOD thing. Everyone, from this country or not, deserves a chance to do what they want with their lives. Do you want to tell them that they can't do what everyone else can do all because they aren't from this country?

    December 5, 2010 at 10:52 pm |
  452. Jasmine

    I think it's a good cause. Some of these kids have potential and their birthplace nor their parents actions should stop them from reaching it. Not all kids or students here put up effort to make something of themselves if these kids want to, well why stop them?

    December 5, 2010 at 11:44 pm |
  453. Sulema

    I think that the DREAM act is a wonderful thing. We are not aliens just because we come from a different country. God made us all the same. The DREAM act will help illegal students achieve their goals in life. EVERYONE should have the right to an education and why shouldn't we?

    December 6, 2010 at 11:40 am |
  454. Emma

    It's not about being an immigrant it's about being an illegal immigrant!!! We as Amerians need to speak up about our borders not being proteted!! Look at all the other countrys. They all have rules and regulations that make the immigrant need a passport and a visa. We are to nice!!! We need to toughen up. Why are we worried about offending someone?? The dream act will make everthing worse altogether!! As long as they are in OUR country they abide by OUR rules. They SHOULD NOT be allowed to "change" their status by entering one of OUR collages and OUR military!!! If some of these illegal immigrants are so smart then why aren't they out there trying to become citizens. Some of them are but some of them just have their hand out waiting for someone to do it for them.

    December 6, 2010 at 2:55 pm |
  455. Emma

    Vineet you are SOOOO right. We need to help ourselves before we can even THINK about helping another country.

    December 6, 2010 at 2:58 pm |
  456. ethan

    seriosly just find out if they have been arrested before for anything like drug usage or murder or cerail killing and if they have then send them back.

    December 6, 2010 at 2:58 pm |
  457. Emma

    And none of this "DEPENDS" on where that person came from. I can't imagine the U.S. sending someone back to their country because we are WAY to NICE!!!!

    December 6, 2010 at 3:00 pm |
  458. paco

    te dream act is dumb because the immigrants will be able to bring their families to the USA

    December 6, 2010 at 3:14 pm |
  459. Victor

    The Dream Act is dumb because the immigrants will eventually be able to bring their family. This will eventually let aliens take the American's Jobs

    December 6, 2010 at 3:15 pm |
  460. Cory

    Bad,because it is not right to do something for immgration status
    . And it might cause a federation against the government.

    December 6, 2010 at 3:34 pm |
  461. Ben

    It is a good thing that they're doing that, immigrants are people too, its an act of racism to deny opportunities to immigrants or to import them back to their home country, america was founded by immigrants, my dad is from central america, and his family came to america because there was a war in his country, wouldnt you have felt bad if he was sent to his home country where he probably would have died?

    December 6, 2010 at 4:43 pm |
  462. Ben

    immigrants should be able to have american jobs because they come to USA for a reason, there were problems in their home country, including poverty, wouldnt you have felt bad for a poor immigrant family living on the streets with no food or shelter?

    December 6, 2010 at 4:48 pm |
  463. Alex

    So people want to serve our country in the military and or study in college. That's bad because??? Because they're "illegal" even though they arrived here when they were kids and are assimilated here. It wouldn't make sense not to pass this. People complain when these kids are bad, and now they complain when these kids want to actually become citizens and get an education. It will be more costly if they remain undocumented cause then they'll want welfare and cause more trouble. DEPORT RACISM.

    December 6, 2010 at 6:01 pm |
  464. sarah

    bad because the children and teens are the furture of america. Driving them away would just decrease the chances of succes. also without the immagrants who would work in the orchirds and fields?

    December 7, 2010 at 1:37 am |
  465. Emma

    Once they become legal they can have all the rights that we have. But until then they can't go to collage or the military to change their status, that is ridiculous!! And the rights that we have include paying for all your stuff. I'm not saying that some of them don't pay for their stuff I'm just saying some don't.

    December 7, 2010 at 11:14 am |
  466. Robert

    I personally think that people should be given a second chance, but not like this! Kids should be allowed to have freedom instead of being dragged out of their beds in the middle of the nights. I don't believe the goverment is trying to help us anymore.

    December 7, 2010 at 4:52 pm |
  467. Malia

    Sure!! but we should mointer them extremly closly!! I think we should give other students a chance at the American Dream. After all it isn't there fault there life is so screwed up! Really if we can't aprieiate what we have let's give someone who wants what we have! this also ties into being thankful! Your not thankful if you disrespect other countries.

    December 7, 2010 at 8:43 pm |
  468. stephanie

    i think its a good idea if young people from other countries want to live here then we should let them, they couldn't choose where they were born so if thats not where they want to be a citizen then why not make it easier to change that.

    December 7, 2010 at 8:56 pm |
  469. Elizabeth

    This is difficult because anyone should be able to become citizens and go to school, especially the children of illegal immigrants who had no choice. However, their parents haven't been paying taxes which supports the system, so it is unfair to American families, who have been faithfully paid taxes over the years, if an illegal immigrant gets a spot instead of their children.

    December 9, 2010 at 8:29 am |
  470. Sierra

    It's hard to find illegal immigrants and chances are many will not be caught. If they are going to stay in America, why not give them a chance to do some good for our country? Everyone deserves education no matter their race or home country. Also, if they are so dedicated to America that they want to fight in our army, let them. They may be illegal immigrants, but in the long run, they're just people trying to make a living. Everyone has dreams, lets help make them come true.

    December 9, 2010 at 8:29 am |
  471. perry

    This would be a good idea for the people who come over seas with there parents they shouldent be punished for that but i feel there should be tweaks made in this.. requirements are needed and even a tighter leash on what is given to the people who are trying for this. it should be limited to that single person not thier family we as the US cant have one person do this and then have to grant thier family US citizenship hasent that been a problem for the US for awhile now? too many peolpe not enough jobs people crying about how we have to pay for the imigrants familys health care and things along that line. i agree with only so much of this new bill.

    December 9, 2010 at 8:35 am |
  472. Eyre

    I am going to collage next year and I have alreadly been accepted to the college of my choice. The whole Dream Act issue has made me think since it first came up on CNN Student News.

    I feel that every should be allowed to learn since Knowledge is Power. That is why through the centuries we have seen whole libraries and histories of nations wiped up during war.

    So the Dream Act should be allowed since everyone should learn to better themselves other wise nothing will get changed in this world with not many people have knowledge that can help them out.

    December 9, 2010 at 8:37 am |
  473. Mackenzie

    Sure, I think that would be alright...we just have to monitor them closely because you never know what they can do. But also, they didn't have the choice to be born here...it was their parents that did. We need to keep that in mind when we think about this.

    December 9, 2010 at 8:41 am |
  474. Zoey

    If their parents were illegal immigrants, but they were born here I don't think they should be forced out. But if they immigrated here themselves, then I don;t think it's fair for them to go to our colleges and take jobs that U.S. citizens could have. It is not fair for them to take our jobs.

    December 9, 2010 at 8:53 am |
  475. Brianna

    The Dream Act would be good for a lot of people. In my opinion every one deserves a right to an education. I don't think it matters weather your born in the place you want to get your education or not. I think it matters weather you use that chance to better your self and your Future. Just think, wouldn't it be better if almost everyone who had the opportunity to get an education did it. Because we are the ones who will be in change of the future. And, we are the one trying to make it to.

    December 9, 2010 at 10:16 am |
  476. brenda

    I think that it is a good idea that immigrants want to live here in the U.S.A. They want to have a good education and there is nothing wrong with that. All people are the same. They really shouldn't be treated any different the only difference is the color of our skin. We are just as smart as everyone else. I also think that it is a little messed up that because we look the way we are we shouldn't be able to have a good education like everybody else. We should all be treated the same and have the opportunity to have a good education and a better life.

    December 9, 2010 at 10:17 am |
  477. Estefania

    In my opinion I think that the DREAM act is a good thing. I think that because I believe that whether or not your legal, kids deserve to be able to get a good education. And if a legal person doesn't take advantage of the fact that they can get into college and if an illegal person studies hard and works well then they deserve to go to college just like anyone else.

    December 9, 2010 at 10:20 am |
  478. Dania

    In my opinion, I think the DREAM Act is a great idea because if you think about it, honestly it's benefiting everyone. Illegal people here in the United States, come to work and try to give the best out of everything, not to ruin this country. I'm sorry but people who think that illegal immigrants should just leave and that they're taking advantage of this country are wrong!...and why? Because illegal immigrants are people, and they're the same as everyone else (legal citizens). Only because they were born out of this country, doesn't mean anything, so they really shouldn't be descriminated from where they come from. The DREAM Act is helping everyone here in the United States and it's being able to show and reward the people who have worked really hard to try to make it to college and be successful, it doesn't matter if you're legal or not, you have still worked hard and made it through. Illegal people should be treated the same as legal citizens because honestly there's no difference between them. They also deserve the right to be here no matter what, because they're just trying to change their lives.

    December 9, 2010 at 10:23 am |
  479. Anna

    Well i think we should give other people a chance to live in America because other people from diffrent countries don't come here to take over they just come for a brighter future i don't think its fair to other people because people from other countries want a good education but they cant get it because they weren't born here. i just wish they could change that. Some people that were born in America don't even want to go to school and people that weren't born here want to go to school and go to college but they cant cause they weren't born here. well thanks byee Lovee Anna

    December 9, 2010 at 10:26 am |
  480. Luis

    I think that the DREAM act is a really good idea, illegal people should be allowed to go to college.People are all equal it doesn't really matter if we are from Mexico or South America we all live in this world we're all equal human beings. People who think the opposite should change their minds cause people like me who have smart friends who are illegal think they should get a good education.

    December 9, 2010 at 10:26 am |
  481. Jennifer

    In my opinion I think the DREAM act, is a great idea because I think that all people should have the right to go to college, and that it shouldn't be based if you're legal here or not. The kids didn't get to chose if the were born here or not, so why should they be denied the education that they want. I also think that illegal immigrants are NOT taking the place of Americans. Because if Americans really wanted it they would try harder, and those immigrants are just trying to have a better education, and make the their lives better. They really shouldn't be saying that immigrants are taking the place of Americans because it wasn't their place in the first place. America is the land of immigrants so they should have the same right as Americans. In my opinion it really shouldn't matter if you're illegal or not, you should look at their grades, and not there race, or anything like that. It's wrong that people can go to Mexico or somewhere else illegally and nothing happens to them, but if a illegal immigrants comes here, they get deported. So for all you people that think that the DREAM act is something stupid or useless, you should really think about it because those illegal immigrants might one day change the world for the better, and then you'll know that you wanted to put them down.

    December 9, 2010 at 10:27 am |
  482. RAQUEL

    In my opinion i think that the DREAM act can be a really good idea. Because all people who want to be able to go to college should have the chance to go. And it should not be based on your race whether your able to go to college or not. Illegal people that come to the USA should be able to become citizens as long as they are willing to actually fight for their right and want a better future for them and their family. Everybody has the right to live in the USA no matter what race or even culture you are, if you want a better future for you and your family then they should be allowed in the USA. so int he end i completely agree with the DREAM act 100%. I would let anyone in the world, illegal or not, to be able to go to college no matter what.

    Everyone should need an education, if they need one they they should be allowed to have it no matter what. Kids and people want to chase their dream so they should be able to even if they are illegal because they want a safe place to live and they want to have a great future for themselves as well. Everyone deserves a second chance and able to have a great future. Immigrants come to the USA to have a better life, have a better place for their family, have a safer place to live, have a great education! So i think they should pass the DREAM act because everyone needs an education for themselves.

    December 9, 2010 at 10:27 am |
  483. Rolando

    I think illegal people are entitled to a better life in the United States and no one should deny that the DREAM Act promises that immigrant people going to go to school, for which no one is denied an education, if the dream act earns as many people will have a better future.

    December 9, 2010 at 10:28 am |
  484. Alejandro

    The Dream Act law was a good idea because if you want to go to college or serve in the U.S.A Military because you want so way can"t you do so. Also if the kids of illegal parents are here way should they the children be charged with the parents wrong doing. Then the children will get an education for them selves in college and so on.

    December 9, 2010 at 10:29 am |
  485. Clarissa

    I personally believe that people should be given chances. Just because many are illegal, doesn't mean they should less rights than others. They are people too no matter what color of their skin is or ethnic group they are. When you get into college you become a citizen, I get that. But that isn't the only reason why they want an education. They dream on succeeding and making a better life for themselves. I have to admit that this is racist what many people think, that the illegal shouldn't be accepted into college, that a legal American person should get it. Well, what if that illegal person was more intelligent than the other. That wouldn't be fair. They DESERVE to be accepted, they DESERVE to learn just like any other person.

    December 9, 2010 at 10:30 am |
  486. Jesse

    I say no to the Dream Act. because so many legal americans are trying really hard to get into a good collage and now there trying to make it so that illegal immigrants will get into collages for free when legal amercans have to pay lots of many.

    December 9, 2010 at 11:21 am |
  487. Kendra

    Im torn on this subject; immigrants moved to this country for a better life and the DREAM act would let them have one but it also deprives some Americans of jobs and spots into some colleges.

    December 9, 2010 at 11:44 am |
  488. Robert

    illeagl imigrants no but if they are leagle yes but we should be held to the same standards

    December 9, 2010 at 12:35 pm |
  489. collyn :)

    The Dream Act is a dangerous, poorly written bill that invites massive abuse and has built in protections for illegal entrants to this country.

    December 9, 2010 at 12:35 pm |
  490. brady

    I think that it is a bad idea because any American can have their spot in college or the military

    December 9, 2010 at 12:36 pm |
  491. Cole

    i belive that its not there falt so if they join the military or a collage they should be able to stay in america.

    December 9, 2010 at 12:36 pm |
  492. Robert

    illeagl imigrants no but if they are leagle yes but we should be held to the same standards even if you have all the money in the world your the same in gods eyes

    December 9, 2010 at 12:37 pm |
  493. coach bates class

    we think that illegal immigrants shouldn't be allowed to become American citizens by joining the American Military of earning a college degree. I think that it would wrong if an illegal immigrant got a spot at a American college when Americans are fighting for the same spot. The American should definitely get the spot over the illegal immigrant.

    December 9, 2010 at 12:38 pm |
  494. Taylor

    I think that it is a bad idea. I also think that Americans should be able to go to another country and get a good education.

    December 9, 2010 at 12:38 pm |
  495. stone

    i think adults might try to come over and try and go to school or join the army and beat the law they aliens are coming oveer and taking our jobs

    December 9, 2010 at 12:39 pm |
  496. Felicia

    I think the Dream Act is a great idea and should be passed. The child didn't have any control about coming over here illegaly or staying illegaly. Living in Texas I hear a lot of stories about grown adults and college students that have been here their entire lives and being sent back to there country. If they have criminal records yes I understand sending them back but if they are going to college to benefit our country of fighting our country they deserve citizenship.

    December 9, 2010 at 12:39 pm |
  497. selina

    its a good thing that they are leting people come to the u.s so they can go to college. and get a good life.

    December 9, 2010 at 12:41 pm |
  498. Marcos

    The whole point of immigrants to come to the usa so their kids can have a better future. All they trying to do is going to college what so bad about that !

    December 9, 2010 at 12:42 pm |
  499. Brian

    I think that if you are born on U.S. ground you should be able to stay. If you were brougth over when you are around 12 you should be sent back.

    December 9, 2010 at 12:45 pm |
  500. Zachary (Canadian-American)

    The Dream Act should pass because immigrants are people too
    they should have the same rights as Americans I don't care which ever color or place they are from black or white pink poka dotted or purpleish plaid or Asian hawiian even if they are Germen or from Timbucktoo They all are people so let them be Americans just pass the bill cause its not right to take rights away unless they are Criminals so i like this I like it alot pls let it pass immigrants need to learn so do we so we are the same just let them be.

    December 9, 2010 at 12:52 pm |
  501. Elizabeth

    I think that if someone wants to come to America– whether to persue new and greater opportunities, or just to get the experience– s/he should be legally allowed. I mean, isn't this "the land of the free" for a reason? I don't think there should even be such a thing as an "illegal immigrant." The only reason someone shouldn't be allowed into the US is if they have committed a felony– and a relevant one at that.

    December 9, 2010 at 12:57 pm |
  502. cole

    This act is baloney and should never pass. People who want to come here should do so legally just like when I go to their countries.So you are saying that if they come here "legally" they have the right to be here?If they're not AMERICANS they shoud not be aloud in with legal regtration.NO body should do that to their kid.I thought it was "i want the best for my kid,not get them shiped bask to a nother country.

    December 9, 2010 at 12:58 pm |
  503. Winston

    It should be okay for a person who didnt know they were illegal when they were brought here. If they learn our language and make a healthy living they souldnt be a problem.

    December 9, 2010 at 1:13 pm |
  504. Michael

    I think the Dream Act is bad. How do you call yourself a good person when break the law to come here? The good people wait their turn no matter how long it takes. Good people don’t cut in front of all the other people from all over the world who are already in line. Please don’t pass a law that rewards selfish people.

    December 9, 2010 at 1:41 pm |
  505. Katie

    There are two sides of this argument. Although immigrants who may have been in America since childhood, they are not naturalized citizens. Because they are illegal immigrants they do not have access to luxuries experienced by naturalized and birth-right citizens. These luxuries include education and employment. America is claiming to have an illegal immigrant problem, but by awarding aliens with such luxuries, America is encouraging increased illegal immigration. People need to make the effort to become citizens instead of abusing the system. The competition for college entrance is already hard enough among American citizens, it is unfair to allow people that do not have citizenship to be given spots in universities. As Americans we make a point to be a "melting pot" of cultures, however there are legal, binding procedures that need to be taken.

    December 9, 2010 at 1:54 pm |
  506. Tia

    Babies can't choose where they are born, so this is a good idea. BUT, the mothers are now just taking advantage of DREAM and are purposly trying to have their babies on American soil. So, it can be abad thing. I'm torn, but so far it's not looking bright.

    December 9, 2010 at 2:45 pm |
  507. Isaac

    The goverment should pass it but put restrictions on it. If the kids don't understand why or didn't want to come then they should be able to, but if they want to come they are just as guilty as their parents... at least try to convince your parents not to go and you'll be ok.

    December 9, 2010 at 2:48 pm |
  508. daniel

    no because many us citizens try to get into colleges and we just can't let people the citizens don't trust into schools like that

    December 9, 2010 at 2:49 pm |
  509. Nicole

    The statue of liberty was put up to show people in other countries that America is here for people who want to have a better life and more opportunities.So why are we trying to keep them out now?If a child comes here at a young age and doesn't cause harm to the country, then they should be aloud to stay.So if you try to kick people out just cause they weren't born here, then you might as well take the Statue of Liberty down.

    December 9, 2010 at 3:16 pm |
  510. David

    We have laws for a reason. There are lots of people who do follow the steps to become legal, so why should we reward those who don't? Pretty soon our country will be so crowded that even Americans won't be able to enjoy their lives. Passing this law will only cause more problems for the future.

    December 9, 2010 at 7:43 pm |
  511. Eric

    I think that they should pass it. If they don't than that just means their being selfish and do care a bout other people.

    December 9, 2010 at 8:33 pm |
  512. LaLa

    I As A Latinaa Is Agreeing On The Dream Act Beacuse Every Human Has The Right To Go To Collage It Doesnt Matter If Your American Or Not....Were Are All The Samee.....Its Not There Fault That Their Parent Bring Them illegaly Everyone Diserves The Right To Learn Race Doesnt Matter!!

    December 9, 2010 at 9:13 pm |
  513. Carson

    If illegal immigrants are going to go to college or the military, they are a plus for society! That's one more doctor or one more soldier! We need both!

    December 9, 2010 at 9:21 pm |
  514. Aleskar

    I think the dream act sould not be passed as law.If the dream act becomes a law it would make things harder for amicans to get into collge.The united states goverment sould do everything they can do to stop the dream act form becoming a law.The dream sould just be forgotten in history.Never to be spoken of agian.But overall i say the let the people make the right chose.

    December 9, 2010 at 9:54 pm |
  515. Brenn!

    I think it is fair because illegal citizens don't pay taxes like legal citizens.On the other hand illegal citizens will have to leave their relatives that are legal citizens alone.

    December 9, 2010 at 11:51 pm |
  516. Tanya

    These people have been living in LIES there whole lives. They need to face a punishment now for BREAKING THE LAW!!! Its not fair that kids who live in USA, and who have studied for college might not get in because immigrants (who are getting REWARDED for coming here illegally) have taken up all of the spots. NO ONE should EVER get REWARDED for being an ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT.

    December 10, 2010 at 11:53 am |
  517. Scotty

    The dream act sounds good,but if they want to be here they should apply leagaly.If the dont become a legal citizen, they dont have rights.

    December 10, 2010 at 3:36 pm |
  518. Zachary

    I believe that The Dream Act would be good for our economy but bad for the colleges and universities. Why? Because if we let illegal immigrants into our colleges, there would need to be more professors and there might be more of an issue of bullying and racism. On the other hand, if some well educated students do pass college and get degrees for careers, it will boost up our economy from our "mini" depression or low stocks. This is a win- win situation. I know i cant help but i can still give advice on how to deal with this.

    December 10, 2010 at 3:53 pm |
  519. taylor

    i think the DREAM Act will give many students a fair chance at life, as long as they have shown they have the maturity and responsibility required for citzenship. as long as they pay for college themselves and remain here (not go back and forth from country to country) , what could go wrong? maybe they will have something to offer to help this economy!

    December 10, 2010 at 5:52 pm |
  520. Cora

    The Dream Act is very crucial to the illegal immigrants children. Having them pass the act could not only open doors that had not been opened before but it could give them a new sense of security. I don't believe that children of people who came into the U.S illegally should be punished for something that they had no say in.

    December 10, 2010 at 6:12 pm |
  521. Brittany

    i really wish i could say that i approve of this whole thing, but honestly I'm torn. While i believe that all kids should be able to follow their dreams, it has been law for years that illegal immigrants should be sent home to where they came from. Also think that like lots of people said, it takes away from children born here as american citizens to have these other young students take away the spots that rightfully belong to them is to hard for me to except the DREAM Act. I guess what i am saying is that if it was passed i wouldn't be angry, but it is the same for the other way around.

    December 10, 2010 at 11:47 pm |
  522. Liana

    These illegal immigrants know the U.S. rules, and they know that they are breaking them. It would be nice to give them an opportunity to make our community better, but if one illegal immigrant chooses that they want to go to college, they might be taking my spot in the college!

    December 11, 2010 at 12:27 pm |
  523. Emily

    The DREAM act is not a good idea. It will increase illegal immigration. They would be giving away college opportunities to them, and lessen the chances for Legal citizens.

    December 11, 2010 at 1:31 pm |
  524. Beth

    No, I think this is a bad act to pass. It isn't fair to the people who have become U.S. citizens the right way, giving up lots of their money and time to be able to live legally and go to college like all Americans.

    December 11, 2010 at 7:55 pm |
  525. alliyah

    I truly cannot believe what im reading. What is wrong with people. These people just want whats best for them. What makes them any diffrent from us, just because they're not from the U.S. Its sick to know some people would want to send them back. They want to learn...they want to have a great life. ANOTHER CHANCE. Isnt that what the United States is about, SECOND CHANCES!!!!!

    December 12, 2010 at 1:29 am |
  526. Esma

    AMERICA IS A LAND OF IMMIGRANTS and many cultures, and that is fabulous and can be very rewarding in many aspects.
    my question is, what is the definition of ILLEGAL?
    When did Illegal, become legal and how did that happen?
    Take care of home first! Mexico will not take care of us!!!

    December 12, 2010 at 12:24 pm |
  527. Justin

    I say it is a BAD dream. If a legal citizen needs to get into a college but an illegal immigrant who shouldn't be in the country anyways gets her spot, then that legal citizen has to wait. But the army recruitment would be great.

    December 12, 2010 at 4:20 pm |
  528. Vincent

    The DREAM Act is a great law to allow illegal immigrants to become citizens in the United States. But can't Congress put more restrictions on it? Every day, our parents work hard, and they have to pay taxes, bills, and things of the government while illegal immigrants don't do those hard jobs and they get the equal amount of money. i don't think that's right. The DREAM Act shall be passed but raise the tuition fee of the illegal immigrants so that the illegal immigrants pay the same money our parents pay.

    December 12, 2010 at 6:04 pm |
  529. Mandy

    I think that all people have the rights for citizenship, because the kids that didn't have the choice of coming, are just as much citizens as we are. The idea of letting them in through college or Army is great because we are the American people and our country was built over the act of freedom and equalness.

    December 12, 2010 at 6:20 pm |
  530. Emily

    I think that the dream act is good because they have a right to be here

    December 12, 2010 at 8:12 pm |
  531. Sophie

    I don't understand the arguement that we don't want an illegal immigrant in a college over an American. Is nationality so important? I feel like we're acting like animals, caring about territories the way we do! Humans are humans, and we should all reach a helping hand to those seeking a better life. If a young illegal immigrant has come here then it was their parents decision, but should that determine the fate of this child? How could we be so selfish to ruin their oppurtunities in this free country because we are worried about ourselves, is that what our founders based this country on?

    December 12, 2010 at 9:11 pm |
  532. Bryan

    well what i think is that its not fair that some immigrants had to earn their papers and then others come and they dont have to lift up a finger

    December 12, 2010 at 10:03 pm |
  533. Ilenia

    some people argue the dream act lets immigrants take the spot of an american in a college but if they get into a college it was because they were better qualified than the american to get that spot.

    December 12, 2010 at 10:57 pm |
  534. Andrew

    young immigrants don't choose to become illegal i think they should join the army or go to college after they graduate and they should do something fun after they finish school or military school.

    December 13, 2010 at 10:33 am |
  535. Jamal

    Young Immigrants didn't choose the idea to become Illegal, I think this policy would be good to help them fulfill their dreams that requires them to not be an Illegal Immigrant.

    December 13, 2010 at 10:33 am |
  536. Sunshine

    I really like this idea. It wasn't there idea to come here ilegally. If they can keep up their grades let them stay.

    December 13, 2010 at 11:26 am |
  537. dee

    I would help the guy because its the christian thing to do

    December 13, 2010 at 6:07 pm |
  538. Mason

    The Dream Act could be very beneficial for Americas army. Because more immagrants would join the army and help fend off invaders from other countries making themselves true Americans.

    December 13, 2010 at 7:33 pm |
  539. Sam

    I think if they are willing to work and do good in life then let them stay

    December 13, 2010 at 8:01 pm |
  540. Katelyn

    I like the dream act. It wasn't the kids decision to come to america, it was the parents. Why punish the child for something the mother or father did. I think they should let the children who have lived in america for awhile stay, and send the parents back.

    December 13, 2010 at 9:31 pm |
  541. Anonymous

    Everyone should have the opportunity to have an education. The people that say that it would take away the citizens opportunities its because they do not have confidence in themselves.

    December 14, 2010 at 1:54 pm |
  542. Michael

    I don’t understand. If everyone deserved a chance to follow their dreams why can’t immigrants get their dreams fulfilled in the country they came from? No matter what country we come from we are all humans’ right? If you break the law even to help out someone else, you still have to pay for what you did. Immigrant kids may have come here when they were little but they are breaking the law today!!!

    December 14, 2010 at 6:56 pm |
  543. kendyl

    i think it is a good idea to have a dream act for people to come here and see what it would be like to live in a new place

    December 14, 2010 at 9:05 pm |
  544. Trevor

    I think some illegal immagrants should be tested either in academics
    or physical exercises and/or family quizes.

    December 14, 2010 at 10:57 pm |
  545. Cindy

    I Think it's a good idea, because it's not the kids' fault they came here illegly, its thier parents fault for bringing them here. And if they were here since they were babies it would be fair cause when they are ready to go to collage and been in the united states until collage, then they are practicly citizens here.

    December 14, 2010 at 11:13 pm |
  546. becca

    I think it is a good idea so they can be here legally and not get deported.

    December 15, 2010 at 12:03 am |
  547. ambie

    I am torn between the two because I think we should have jobs before they do but I don’t think its fair for them to have to go back to where they came from. Also we are in a tough time right now with trying to get jobs it wouldn’t be fair if they got our jobs. Then again its not right to send the back to a place where they don’t want to go. When most have grown up here and this is there home.

    December 15, 2010 at 4:02 pm |
  548. Pablo

    I really like this idea. It wasn't there idea to come here ilegally. If they can keep up their grades let them stay.

    December 15, 2010 at 4:06 pm |
  549. Sarah

    I think that they (the immagrants) should be allowed to stay. It's not their fault they had to come here. It's unfair to just kick them out without reason. There's always the possibility that they had to come here illegally for a reason, like civil war, dictatorship, or something. The only reason some American citizens can't get jobs isn't because there are too many illegal immagrants; it's because they're too lazy to do a good job and get a goood job.

    December 16, 2010 at 9:29 am |
  550. Kurai

    The DREAM act is probably a nightmare for people in America that would like to get into colleges because illegal immigrants are taking the positions they couldn't get into. So why should someone who arrived here illegally be able to get an better life that people who are here legally and work hard to get the positions that they will never get because immigrants took them? I completely disagree with the DREAM act.

    December 16, 2010 at 11:27 am |
  551. David

    I think it is a good idea, because they would go to college and improve our economy by contributing to it.

    December 16, 2010 at 8:59 pm |
  552. xavier

    I believe that the act should pass because if we were in that situation, we would expect the same treatment they are asking for and even more.

    December 17, 2010 at 9:00 am |
  553. AllyGirl

    I think the dream act will help us bulid a stronger country.

    December 17, 2010 at 1:44 pm |
  554. Joyce

    I kind of disagree the DREAM ACT. I mean it is not fair for people who is here in America. The immigrants who just arrive should work hard because of their life, not the U.S government helping them. They are illegal. I know it hard for them in the other countries, but they can't just take away the people who lived here and worked very hard to achieve their own dreams. If the government passes it, then the immigrants have a high chance of having a better life, jobs, and food than the people who worked harder than them. Merry hristmas!!

    December 18, 2010 at 12:52 pm |
  555. Nancy

    I think that if a kid grew up in the US, then they should not have to be sent somewhere that they are not used to. Their parents may deserve to be sent away but those kids certainly don't. If the child is too young to be left alone, then I think the US goverment should also let the parents stay with that child until they are old enough and ready to stay on their own. Maybe the goverment should think of themselves as someone about to be sent away. That way they will know the feeling (maybe) of those parents that are about to loose their kids. I strongly agree with the DREAM act.

    December 20, 2010 at 10:36 am |
  556. me217

    I think this is a good idea. A lot of illegal immigrant kids are brought into this country as very young children, and they have no say in whether they are 'illegal' or not. I don't think it's fair that teens and kids who didn't have a say in the decision to illegally enter the US can't get a college education or anything like that. And you know what? All you jerks that keep saying it will take away college or military positions from 'real' Americans? That's bull. The percentage of illegal immigrants that even get into college is tiny. And how many people do you know that say the reason colleges won't accept them is because there's not enough room? There is plenty of room for anyone with the drive and focus to get into college to stay and learn there-immigrant or not. GO DREAM ACT!

    December 20, 2010 at 3:07 pm |