Juan Gomez (pictured) will be graduating magna cum laude from Georgetown University next month. He has been handed an outstanding offer of employment from an high profile bank on Wall Street. The United States of America is the only home Juan has known for the past 20 years. But will this be enough to prevent deportation for him come next year? That's the question that plaques the mind of Juan Gomez and countless other immigrants who have lived in the U.S. for years and decades, having migrated from their homelands (as children) only to live the "dream" of an American citizen. Immigration is and has always been a sensitive subject here in the states, but should children immigrants who were ushered into our country under their parents guidance be punished and exiled back to a country that's as foreign to them as it is to any other American?? The Dream Act is a legislation that, if passed, will offer permanent residency to students like Juan and other immigrants who go on to pursue higher education or military service. The Dream Act has been presented to the Senate numerous times, but has yet to garner the amount of voted needed to pass. When I read Juan's story, I couldn't believe this was happening in our country and I was compelled to reach out to him. I will talk with Juan on Thursday, April 28th @ 3PM to get his take on The Dream Act and get better insight into this growing concern.
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