Supporting the DREAM Act (And A Little Gary Locke)

Monday, December 06, 2010

Far be it for me to tell you in-depth about things I don't actually know about even though it doesn't always stop me from doing so (just remember that when I tell you how to make a million dollars by chewing gum and that to get you started first you need to stuff one $100 dollar bill in my g-string - and even though I'm a guy - it looks damn good).

So instead - I'll just let someone better tell you about what you should know that I can't really tell you anything more about except that it sounds much better coming from Gary Locke.

The President's Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders supports the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act ( "DREAM Act" ). The DREAM Act is good for our economy, our security, and our nation.

"Research has shown the potential of undocumented students to contribute to the economy and the U.S. workforce," said Gary Locke, secretary of commerce and co-chair of the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. "The DREAM Act would offer a rigorous and lengthy pathway towards earned legalization that would be a powerful incentive for young people to stay in school, graduate, stay out of trouble, and contribute to the economic stability of our country."

According to a University of California report, Asian and Pacific Islander students make up approximately 40 percent of the total undocumented student population enrolled in the University of California system. Additionally, many undocumented Asian students are children of parents who have fled from war-torn countries.
While I can't tell you much I can point you to the link as well as tell make sure that your eyes have focused in on the part in bold.

Because that's important.