New York State Youth Leadership Council

Obama supports the Dream Act in el Piolin

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May 09

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President Obama kept a long time campaign promise to return to #1 nationally syndicated show “El Piolin por la Manana.” In the interview, President Obama talked about the Dream Act urged on by leading questions from “el Piolin”. Below is the summary of the interview followed by a translation.

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Entrevista de Piolin con el Presidente Obama, sobre DREAM ACT..

Por otro lado, Sotelo le preguntó a Obama también sobre el Dream Act, un proyecto de ley que en el pasado se ha estacando en el Congreso pero que, de ser aprobado, otorgaría becas y otros beneficios académicos a estudiantes indocumentados que quieren asistir a la universidad en Estados Unidos.

“Yo respaldo el Dream Act en un 100 por ciento”, reiteró Obama. “De hecho estoy comprometido con la educación… Mi administración ha elevado la cantidad de dinero que se invierte en la educación; porque quiero que más estudiantes tengan la oportunidad de ir a la universidad, que dispongan de más recursos, becas y préstamos”.

Refiriéndose específicamente a los estudiantes indocumentados, el presidente expresó, “en estos momentos estos alumnos son hijos de Estados Unidos y es muy probable que permanecerán en este país”.

Obama señaló que Estados Unidos tiene que tomar una gran decisión: Hacer “que se queden en este país sin educación o trabajar para que aprovechen las oportunidades académicas que ofrece este país”.

El presidente argumentó que más allá de crear los mecanismos legales para que los estudiantes indocumentados puedan acceder a la universidad, había que desarrollar un plan para que éstos puedan trabajar de forma legal en Estados Unidos una vez se gradúen.
“Es necesario que obtengamos al menos 60 votos en el Senado y una mayoría en la Cámara de Representantes… Esto es algo que aún tenemos que lograr”, indicó Obama.

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Translation in English

Interview with Presidente Obama about the DREAM ACT..

Piolin also asked Obama about the Dream Act, a legislation that in the past has gotten stuck in Congress, but if passed will grant sholarships and other academic benefits to undocumented student who want to enroll in college (Editor Note: This last sentence about the Dream Act is not entirely accurate)

“I support the Dream Act 100 percent”, Obama reiterated. “In fact, I am fully committed to education, my administration has raised funds to be invested in education because I want more students to have the opportunity to go to college and have better access to resources such as scholarships and loans”

Referring to undocumented student specifically, the president expressed “in these times, these students are sons and daughters of the Untied States and is very likely that they will remain in this country”

Obama pointed out that the US needs to make a great decision: Asking them “to remain in this country without an education or a right to work without taking advantage of the academic opportunities that this country offers.”

The president argued that it is necessary to create legal mechanisms for undocumented students to enroll in college but also to create a plan for these students to go to work once they graduate.

“It is necessary that we obtain at least 60 votes in the Senate and a mayority in the House of Representatives. This is something we still have to achieve,” Obama indicated.

  • http://illegalaliennewsupdate.com OneBlkVoice

    I wouldn't be opposed to legislation like the Dream-Act if pro-immigrant activist would concede to the deportation of others unlawfully in the United States. Others like gang bangers, rapist, child molesters, drug dealers, drunk drivers, murderers, etc. It seems to me that these activists are pushing an all or nothing agenda. Sadly, this is at the expense of bright and promising students.Enter text right here!