A Dire Need for the DREAM Act

The need for the DREAM Act to open more doors for undocumented youth reached a new level. 18-year-old Joaquin Luna, an aspiring Engineer, committed suicide in Texas because, as an undocumented citizen, he felt he was trapped in a society which did not want him to advance and be happy. Returning to his country of origin was a problem as he has lived in the United States. Obtaining a job is a problem because he does not have legal residency. Going to college wasn’t an option because of the lack of scholarship money and the applications. Out of resources, this youth took his life. This illustrates that people are literally dying over the American dream. Most Americans would think that fighting for your rights is over because we prosper in a country with a fair (for the most part…) government which protects our rights (most of the time). The fight for the American dream isn’t over yet. In fact, there are people fighting and dying still within our borders. It is the nationality of those people which has blinded Americans in believe that their strife is different from American citizens’. Rest in Peace Joauin.


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