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The Drum Major Institute for Public Policy (DMI) just released a new report, “American DREAM: How the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act Would Strengthen and Expand the American Middle Class.” The report finds that passing the DREAM Act to allow undocumented students to attend college would boost the middle class.
How? Analysis by the Drum Major Institute reveals that the DREAM Act would boost the American middle class by allowing undocumented students contribute more to the economic prosperity necessary to sustain a strong middle class. It would also keep undocumented immigrants students out of the underground economy, where they face exploitation that threatens to undermine the wages and working conditions of aspiring middle-class. Furthermore, it would facilitate the expansion of a middle-class and the economic integration of immigrant families.
It looks like what is good for the young undocumented immigrant is also good for middle-class America. Why haven’t we passed this no-brainer bill yet? Yes, it has been co-opted and stuck in with the failure of a piecemeal “comprehensive immigration strategy” that is going absolutely no where but down the drain.
We have wasted enough years of our lives. It’s time to call for a standalone DREAM Act, which will strengthen our economy, allow educated and skilled immigrants to earn and contribute to the country, and provide immigrant families a gateway into a much better life in America.
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