If approved, the US immigration bill will provide a legal route for a large number of undocumented immigrants living in the US of becoming legal US citizens.
Several young students, almost thousands, have been campaigning for the approval to the US Visa Dream Act.
These students, who are undocumented immigrants living in the US under continuous threat of deportation or arrest. They have urged for clearing the US Visa Dream Act by relating their stories through several social network sites like Facebook and Twitter.
The US immigration bill is beneficial not just for the young immigrants but even for the US as well. The economy of the nation is in need of more trained workforce and military services also require increased number of recruits and legal US residency provides the stability to the students as well as the soldiers.
Nearly 65,000 children of undocumented immigrants in the US graduate from high schools and want to qualify for government scholarships or serve in the military services. However, their dreams fail to materialize as they are not eligible to do so due to their immigration status.
Although, they are allowed to enroll themselves at public colleges in several states of the US, however, many including Massachusetts debar them from attending colleges.
And this is the fate of undocumented young immigrants in the US despite the fact that that’s not their fault.
Even for getting qualified for a conditional legal immigration status under the US Visa Dream Act, graduates of high schools must have entered America before the age of 16 years and must have been in the US for a minimum period of five years. And by spending minimum two years in the higher education or the military, they can look forward to becoming legal permanent residents of the US.
Its almost a long period of 10 years that the Congress had been turning its back on the immigration rule to help several undocumented young immigrants in the US become eligible for US citizenship. The ruling will provide an opportunity to thousands of Americans in almost every sense except for their immigration status for realizing their true potential in the country which they call as their home.