A new survey by the Los Angeles Times indicates that the there is a serious ethnic divide between those who support and do not support the DREAM Act. Overwhelmingly, 79% of Latinos support this bill while only 30% of whites support this bill. The study claims that this divide is found because of the cost of attending in state universities. Almost half of those surveyed stated that the cost of in-state universities is almost unaffordable. Because of this, tax and bill payers feel that those who are not citizens should not take away the financial aid from those who are citizens. According to this survey, it almost appears that the ethical argument of offering illegal immigrants access to universities has disappeared, and the debate has turned into one regarding scarce and expensive resources, namely education.
Who supports the DREAM Act?