The Negative Effects Of The DREAM Act
With a promising future proposed by the DREAM Act, illegal immigration may become more tempting for struggling parents. The Act will weaken respect for our nation’s immigration laws. Because the DREAM Act would give more opportunities to illegal immigrants, parents in other countries will be encouraged to continue breaking immigration laws by sneaking their children into the United States to give them citizenship and a future in America. Then, years later once the DREAM Act is passed, it would be necessary to pass further legislation due to all of the new illegal immigrants. Even if the advocates of the DREAM Act would promote deporting future immigrants, people would wonder why the recipients of the DREAM Act were granted citizenship and yet citizenship will be denied to all other illegal immigrants. The DREAM Act insufficiently deals with the United States’ problem of illegal immigrants while presenting contradiction for the future options, contrary to the Act’s own goal.
The DREAM Act may help to improve the lifestyle of the illegal immigrants, but in the process, American citizens will only end up hurting through their economy, education, and eventually the future of immigration. It will be rewarding the undocumented parents who committed an illegal act, an act undoubtedly committed for the sake