Feeding for a College Education as an Immigrant
University of Louisville is known for one of the top Institutions to have the most diversity on campus in Kentucky. We have numerous programs to help integrate the population and help get others involved on the campus so that students can become acclimated to the Institutions and it's peers. However, even though we do have diversity the percentage of Latinos and Asians are low. This is seen as issue that has been going on for years, and in order to fix the problem numerous implications and recommendations have been tried to be pushed in order to help increase diversity among the campus. One of the major implications is the Dream Act to help increase immigrants chances to get into an institution. Since then, I feel that a Scholarship based program should be implemented onto the campus for the Asians and Latino population, just as there is one targeted for the African-American population.
The Dream Act is a legislation that provides a potential pathway to legalized status for undocumented youth. The Dream Act has been trying to passed since 2001, but the government kept over looking it. Which caused for immigrants(youth) to take matters into their own hands, which related to sit-ins and rally's and youth writing to the president to address the issue. In the article “Undocumented & Unafraid: The DREAM Act 5 and the Public Disclosure of Undocumented Status as a Political Act” by Rene´ Galindo depicts 6 young immigrant adults individual stories on how difficult it has been as an immigrant not only tp be accepted by society, but to have the access to higher education. It is the stories of immigrant youth that have formed the ﬁght for the DREAM Act. One of the young women stated that “Our stories and the stories from our community are what will mold and push immigrant rights forward along with I don’t know let’s say like 100,000 calls! struggles and the risks they had taken to try and get the Act passed”. This quote shows how passionate the young lady is about getting the Act passed.
Following, the struggles remained a prominent issues for the immigrants up until 2011. As seen in the article A Dream Detained: Undocumented Latino Youth and the DREAM Movement by Arely M. Zimmerman “One of the key concerns has been the record number of deportations since Obama took office. Already in 2011, the Obama administration has deported 400,000 people, totaling more than a million during his tenure in office, far exceeding the number of deportations under the Bush administration.20 The high figures are largely attributed to Obama's aggressive implementation of programs such as Secure Communities, or S-Comm, a three-year-old partnership between federal agencies, such as the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI, and local law enforcement, which facilitates the sharing of information such as the fingerprints of arrested and detained individuals” Pg 1.
In this quote Zimmerman, states that Obama is the cause of immigrant deportation from the U.S.. This leads to the immigrants not being able to get a higher education because they end up getting deported before even being able to reach the status as a college student. However, Gonzales Alfonzo refutes with Zimmeran in the article “Immigration Reform: Keeping up the Pressure”. Alfonzo states that it is just Presidents Obama's job to keep our country safe and abide by the rules. If there are illegal immigrants in the United States then they have to be deported. I concede with Alfonzo, I believe in the law and I want Latinos and Asians to be able to go to college degree, but they have to have their papers and legal documentation to show that they are a legal citizen in America. If they are not then they have to go and I see that this is an issue that may be a wider concern for not only the population on University of Louisville's campus, but a bigger issue state wide. ....
America harbors a dream that is the very essence that defines us for who we are as a country, and separates us from any other nation in the world. It is the reason we are proud to call ourselves American, for we live the dream that others ache to experience. All around the globe, people clinging to their last strand of hope leave behind their homes and set out for America's soil. Their safety is a small price to pay when the only dream they wish to accomplish is living out the American Dream; an opportunity they willingly risk their lives for. But the clock has timed out, and now students of our generation feel this chance of achieving a brighter future slipping from their grasp.
Undocumented students are unable to start a better life and plan for a brighter future, sadly for a reason they can not be held accountable for. To these young adults who aspire to be teachers, engineers, and doctors, America is the only place they call home. Due to the fact that their parents brought them to the U.S. when they were young, they lack the proper legal documents which would allow them to attend college and continue their education. The DREAMAct bill proposes a solution to this problem which stands as an obstacle in the way of students looking to achieve success. A path to legal immigration status would be created for immigrants lacking documentation who...
...The D.R.E.A.M Act
The D.R.E.A.M Act
The Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act
When it comes to immigration reform, many people have their own opinion on how the United States government should implement immigration policies. We can all agree something needs to be done about it, but no one can seem to agree on what exactly we should do. The Federal DREAMAct has gained astonishing support in the past ten years. Members from both the Democratic and Republican parties have helped draft versions of the proposed bill which has helped gained bipartisan support. Yes, “You can say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one” (Lennon, 1971). The DREAMAct will not excuse an individual for breaking the law; it will provide a minor who unknowingly broke the law at the hands of their parents with an opportunity to earn U.S. citizenship, which will ultimately benefit our country’s economy, our national security and our nation.
History of the DREAMAct
Before we can address the legislative background and the overall benefits this bill will have for the American people, I think it is important to understand the conditions in which the DREAMAct was formed. Imagine for a moment, if you or someone close to you grew up in America, only spoke English, received public...
The dreamact is no more than the opportunity to earn conditional residency status for deportable students. It was first introduced in the United States on August 1, 2001, but it has not been approved since. This bill would give the opportunity to students who graduate from high school or those who earn a GED to get a higher education, but would not this affect our economy, since we are suffering a similar situation as the great depression back in 1929? Students getting a higher education might help America to solve the economy faster but why take any chances if Americans are doing a great job? Should this law be passed and let those who really want an education accomplish what those who already can get an education do not want? Or should the House of Representatives forget about this and throw student’s hopes away and invest the money in something more productive?
The DREAMAct stands for Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors Act. The purpose of the DreamAct is to help students who meet certain requirements to go to a college or the military and get a temporary residence and have a path to citizenship. This will not only help students but it will benefit the whole country because people are the United States’ face, yet they only want the chance to contribute back to the country. According to a study about 65,000...
More specific topic
Should the DreamAct legislation pass and become law
Purpose for writing paper
To show that the DreamAct legislation should pass and become law
Opinion about topic
The DreamAct should pass and become law
1. The DreamAct will dramatically increase the pool of highly qualified recruits for the U.S. Armed Forces.
2. The DreamAct will provide a path to legalization for educated, dedicated individuals who will pay their taxes, purchase homes, and overall contribute to the U.S. economy.
3. The DreamAct is a great return on the money we have already invested and will prepare the country for the global economy.
4. The DreamAct will reduce high school dropout rates and enable more students to attend college.
5. The DreamAct is supported by 70percent of the likely voters and by leaders in education, the military, businesses and religious orders.
1. The DreamAct will be funded on the backs of hard working, law-abiding Americans.
2. Conservatives estimates suggest that at least 1.3 million illegal aliens will be eligible for the DreamAct...
...The Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors act, also known as The DREAMAct, was first introduced in 2001 by Orrin Hatch and Dick Durbin. Giving undocumented students, who grew up in the United States, a chance to contribute to our country’s well-being by serving in the U.S. armed forces or pursuing a higher education is what the DREAMAct consist of. The DREAMAct has been rejected by the Republicans board numerous times, and they are obviously not aware of all the benefits that come with approving this act. The DREAMAct will assure that a stream of undocumented students will be able to attend colleges and achieve better jobs. The DREAMAct will impact out nations economy in a superb manner and enforces our nations security.
The Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors act, also known as The DREAMAct, was first introduced in 2001 by Orrin Hatch and Dick Durbin. Giving undocumented students, who grew up in the United States, a chance to contribute to our country’s well-being by serving in the U.S. armed forces or pursuing a higher education is what the DREAMAct consist of. The DREAMAct has been rejected by the Republicans board numerous times, and they are obviously not aware of all...
...psychology for measuring attitudes and traits, monitoring changes in mood, checking the validity of experimental manipulations, and for a wide variety of other psychological topics.
An interesting area of psych is psych of dreams. Why we dream is still one of the behavioral sciences' greatest unanswered questions. Dreams are the touchstones of our character. - Henry David Thoreau Researchers have offered many theories—memory consolidation, emotional regulation, threat simulation—but a unified one is yet to be proposed. A dream can include any of the images, thoughts and emotions that are experienced during sleep. Dreams can be extraordinarily vivid or very vague; filled with joyful emotions or frightening scenes; focused and understandable or unclear and confusing. According to dream psychology, the elements of dreams are closely related to the environment and experiences one is exposed to. Presence of colors in the dreams is the result of long years of exposure to colored media. This is evident from a study which shows that people of the black and white era used to have black and white dreams more often than colored ones. Psychologists believe that colors appearing in dreams carry emotions represented by those colors.
• Some researchers suggest that dreams serve no real purpose, while others believe that dreaming is...
...before ever hitting the ground? Well, this is considered to be a “Falling Dream”. Ironically, falling dreams usually occur when you are drifting off to sleep. However, they interpret a different meaning. “Falling” can mean that you feel you are losing your grip, or you are self-conscious, or simply have fears that need to be faced. Patricia Garfield, the author of the book Creative Dreaming, states, “There’s some problem that is making you feel helpless – like you have no support.” So next time you wake up startled from a “falling dream”, ask yourself, “What upcoming events do I fear I will fail?” In my speech today, I am going to explain the fascination behind dreams. I plan to explain the reasoning as to why we dream, then talk about the interpretations of dreams and nightmares.
TRANSITION: First, let’s take a look at the scientific view behind dreams.
The National Sleep Foundation reported that eighty percent of teenagers get too little sleep. Teens normally require about nine to nine and a half hours of sleep, but they average to only seven hours a night. During sleep is typically said to be a person’s best thinking hours. Why is this? Believe it or not, dreams are a sign that your brain is working even when you are asleep. During Rapid Eye Movement, or REM, is when we dream most vividly. According to some researchers,...
In the Greek and Roman eras, dreams were seen in a religious context. They were believed to be direct messages from the gods or from the dead. The people of that time look to their dreams for solutions on what to do or what course of action to take. They believed dreams forewarned and predicted the future. Greek philosopher, Aristotle, believed that dreams were a result of physiological functions.Dreams were able to diagnose illness and predict onset of disease.
During the Middle Ages, dreams were seen as evil and its images were temptations from the devil. In the vulnerable sleep state, the devil was believed to fill the mind of humans with poisonous thoughts. He did his dirty work though dreams attempting to mislead us down a wrong path.
One sleep cycle consists of four stages and lasts for about 90-120 minutes. Dreams can occur in any of the four stages of sleep, but the most vivid and memorable dreams occur in the last stage of sleep. The sleep cycle repeats itself about an average of four to five times per night, but may repeat as many as seven times. So, you can see how a person has many different dreams in one night. Most people only remember dreams that occur closer toward the morning when they are about to wake up. Some people believe that they simply do not dream, when...