May 18, 2012 - As the great prophet , Kahlil Gibran said "Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself." Perhaps these words should set a tone for the incredible torment undocumented children find themselves, Years after they were brought to the U.S. by the parents, without knowledge or consent. Now they find themselves walking in the shadows of they brothers, sisters and friends. The Dream Act " would remove this scarlet letter attached to them and allow growth as nature had planned. But politics favor chaos and confusion.
All around the the country, young people, mostly of college age have begun a viral movement to pass the decade old immigration bill, “The dream ACT.” In Phoenix, and in other parts of the country, hundreds if not thousands of of students are joining in a dream day of action.
In Little Rock Arkansas dozens gathered at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock to raise consciousness about a law that would allow a path to citizenship for some illegal immigrant youth.
In Houston Texas, dozens of students rallied to show their support during a DREAM Act rally at the University of Houston-Downtown.
In TULSA, Oklahoma Undocumented Tulsans took to the street to rally for immigration reform.
These group are part of a nationwide effort to call attention to the DREAM Act, or Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors. The bill would allow conditional permanent U.S. residence for undocumented youths who attend college or serve in the military.
What they are all asking is for Congress to approve the DREAM Act to help undocumented children go to college or join the military.
The DREAM Act, which President Obama champions , has been on the “Congressional table “for more than a decade. The ACT would make children who illegally entered the United States with their parents eligible for citizenship by giving them a green card and the right to eventually became full United States citizen.
The common theme with these children is that they say that all they want is a better life for children who had no say whether to enter the United States.
In a national poll conducted by Opinion Research Corporation in June 2010, evidences that support for DREAM cuts across regional and party lines. 70 percent overall support, 60% support from Republicans and 80% support from Democrats. University presidents and educational associations, as well as military recruiters, business and religious leaders have called on Congress to pass the DREAM Act.