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Resolution SR 1041: To Encourage the Passage of the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors (D.R.E.A.M) Act


Agenda Item: To Encourage the Passage of the D.R.E.A.M Act Date: September 23, 2010
Committee: Of the Whole
Sponsors: Moses Aluicio, College of Arts and Sciences Senator; Joanne Myler, Honors College; William-Jose Velez; College of
Engineering and Computing Senator

To Encourage the Passage of the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors (D.R.E.A.M) Act


WHEREAS, The role of the Student Government Association (SGA) is to facilitate the cooperation between the Student Body, Faculty, and Administration, and maintain the interests and concerns of the students, ensuring that their rights and liberties are protected;
WHEREAS, Elected SGA members are also tasked with representing student interests on a local, state, and national level;
WHEREAS, The Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act seeks to provide undocumented young people the chance to earn permanent residency and eventually citizenship if: they graduate from U.S. high schools, have been in the country at least five years continuously, meet educational or military service stipulations, and maintain good moral character;
WHEREAS, The passage of the DREAM Act would benefit over 192,000 undocumented youths in the State of Florida by allowing them to pursue a post-secondary education;
WHEREAS, All young people who are willing to put in the hard work have the right to legally obtain an education;
WHEREAS, The DREAM Act needs Congress’ immediate attention and approval;
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Student Government Council – Modesto A. Maidique Campus supports the review and passage of the DREAM Act.
In favor: 17; Opposed: 0; Abstentions: 0; Status: Signed.
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