The debate about the Dream Act often concentrates on the 65,000 high school graduates each year who are unable to follow their dream of acquiring a higher education due to the undocumented status passed on to them by their parents.
But there is another group of young people, who have worked hard and proven themselves, who also need the passage of the Dream Act...perhaps even more.
These are the young people who have managed against all odds to complete their higher educations. Working low paying jobs just to make ends meet and pay their own college costs, many of these students, once completing their educations, face an uncertain future where the skills and knowledge they have worked so hard to acquire cannot be put to use.
Without proper documentation and social security numbers they are unable to move from the "underground economy" of their parents world into the mainstream workforce that their educations give them the ability to participate in.
Without the Dream Act these young people will forever be stuck in limbo, somewhere between the undocumented world of their parents, and their dreams of a bright future.
This is the second in a series of videos that will be posted featuring the voices or stories of those who have waited so long for the passage of the Dream Act.
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Contact your Senators and tell them to give these young people the opportunity they deserve by supporting the DREAM Act.