Barack Obama on His Decision To No Longer Deport Undocumented Immigrants Brought to the United States as Children | TIME Ideas | TIME.com

If you haven’t picked up the current issue of time and are interested in the immigration issue, I recommend that you do so.  It examines the various facets of the immigration issue in the U.S. with real stories of real people.

Some of the real people are DREAMers.  A Time Magazine online commentary notes that these are:

These are young people who study in our schools, play in our neighborhoods, are friends with our kids, and pledge allegiance to our flag. They are Americans in their heart and minds, in every single way but one: on paper. They were brought to this country by their parents, sometimes even as infants, and often have no idea that they’re undocumented until they apply for a job or a driver’s license, or a college scholarship.

Put yourself in their shoes. Imagine you’ve done everything right your entire life, studied hard, worked hard, maybe even graduated at the top of your class, only to suddenly face the threat of deportation to a country that you know nothing about, with a language that you may not even speak.

That’s what gave rise to the DREAM Act, a bill that says that if your parents brought you here as a child, if you’ve been here for five years, and you’re willing to go to college or serve in our military, you can one day earn your citizenship. Both parties wrote that bill.

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Barack Obama on His Decision To No Longer Deport Undocumented Immigrants Brought to the United States as Children | TIME Ideas | TIME.com.

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