This article discusses the positive impact that the DREAM Act would have both on the young illegal immigrants currently living in the United States and on modern American society. The author concentrates on the effect that the passing of this act would have on one youth in particular. However, what I found to be most interesting was the opinion of Benny Martinez, director of the Texas League of United Latin American Citizens District 10: “Undocumented students should go to school. Children who are not educated end up falling into a life of crime, prostitution and drug peddling. It will cost the government lots more to incarcerate than to educate,”.
Martinez makes a wise and valid point that, regardless of whether these youths are legally allowed to live in America, their presence cannot be ignored. They will grow up to become a significant part of American society- it's up to the government to decide if they will be given the chance to become educated contributing citizens or doomed to a struggling, uneducated life and remain a detriment to society.