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A child’s DREAM – A parent’s nightmare

June 19, 2010 By: Wendy Phillips Category: Current Events, Immigration, Law

As the story of Eric Balderas, the 19-year-old Harvard biology student who was arrested for being in the United States unlawfully, permeated the headlines this week, the plight of the children of undocumented immigrants has gained the spotlight.  But the plight of these children may be different from that of their parents.

As states such as Arizona and Massachusetts struggle to deal with the problem of illegal immigration with restrictive legislation, the children of undocumented immigrants hope to avoid the climate of hostility their parents face with the passage of a law they say embodies their dreams – the American dream – known as the DREAM Act.