Dream Act not so much of a dream for legal citizens
Published: Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Updated: Wednesday, September 28, 2011 00:09
In response to "Undocumented Residents may find California Dream; Florida is unlikely to follow in footsteps" on Sept. 21.
The Dream Act isn't necessarily a Dream.
In response to last week's article regarding California's adoption of the Dream Act, AB 131, I'd like to support Florida's lack of following in its footsteps.
Florida is a very diverse state; we have residents from all over who have come to our state legally. In regards to the Dream Act, why should illegal immigrants be able to receive a break on Florida Tuition when it is reasonable to assume that they are not contributing to the taxes that support such monetary breaks?
Furthermore, why should someone that is a legal resident of a neighboring state and that has contributed to the state's welfare in taxes, etc. be discriminated against by having to pay more?
For all of those students who are out-of-state and already have to pay more, why should someone who is out-of-state just like you not have to?
As an in-state student, I feel as though the Dream Act is unfair. It takes away funding from citizens who would also like to attend a university in our state.
As a citizen and taxpayer, I want my money contributing to a scholarship for a documented citizen who has earned a scholarship due to their qualifications, not their race or citizenship.
We can assist illegal immigrants in schooling and citizenship in many ways. I am not proposing we don't.
What I am proposing is a fair way that does not take away from legal citizens of the United States.