Securing America’s Future in Education

By First Focus Campaign for Children

January 2, 2010


This brief outlines a case for the DREAM Act as a means of providing educational opportunities to undocumented immigrant children who have grown up in America and consider the United States home.

Key Takeaway

Good for children, good for America

The DREAM Act would provide protection and opportunity to undocumented immigrant children and youth brought to the United States before age 15, who currently have limited access to education beyond high school, and who live in constant fear of deportation to a country they do not consider home. America’s economic prosperity depends on an educated, capable workforce that is prepared to keep pace on the global stage. It is in our best interests to provide these children, who represent the fasted-growing segment of the U.S. child population, opportunities for education and a hopeful future.

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