I would be the person with the differing opinion from La Raza Educators and those opposing the provision...and I'm glad debating is an option...
1. Europe is the same, they HATE "undocumented"..NOT assuming that that's what anyone would do..I'm not sure how fast and easy Mexico deals with visas to move/work/travel in Europe...and i also do not know the process but, will definitely call my contacts to figure it out and inform others...this article gives you more insight...Illegal Immigrants Become Focus of the Election Campaign in Italy (http://www.nytimes.com/2006/03/28/international/europe/28italy.html)
2. Over 4,000 soldiers have received their citizenship within the last 5 years of the "war empty of reason"...no matter what, if that is their will, then they will serve no matter what...Had there not been present WAR activity would you feel the same? What if it were a different cause? -not that loosing lives is GOOD, and for the record I disapprove of the WAR - WAR IS A WEAPON Of MASS DESTRUCTION...check out more debate here: Outlook: Short on Soldiers? Not if They'd Take Non-Citizens (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/discussion/2007/06/01/DI2007060101622.html)
3. If my friends desire to serve our country and be part of the military, I will not stop his or her CHOICE/DREAM...It is there OPTION, DESIRE AND GOAL...I'm sure many would like to have a professional career from the armed forces...and to say "Some of them don't mind [going into the military]," Victor Contrers said. "They did that stuff in Mexico, and they wouldn't mind doing it here to get their legal paperwork" from the article and below blog: Should we give citizenship to those who serve? - Now that is just plain ignorant...we are talking about students who have lived in this country for over 5 years, who for the most part have learned the English language, are looking forward to graduating from HS and college, and have never done any type of military service, who exactly did he think we were talking about, my 53 year-old tio JOSE, Comandante de las Fuerzas Armadas Mexicanas, who just recently arrived from Mexico?(I'm being sarcastic)
4. I truly do not feel that all this was planned...The military department can make a proposal/law at any time for recruiting purpose to obtain a path toward citizenship if you enlist... and then what? the likelihood that students join would be higher than if they had the OPTION/CHOICE to fulfill 1 of the three... Receive 2-year degree-associates or complete 2-years of a 4 year degree or serve in the military for 2-years within a 6-year period.
5. Contrers says.. "You're going to prey on the weakest members of society," said Sheppard, who said he thinks the war was poorly handled. "They are trying to look for some sort of cheap way of filling the ranks."............... Are DREAMERs really the WEAKEST members of society, if they have succeeded a lifetime of education, becoming overachieving, talented youth?... for the most part most stories of undocumented students shared from across the country state that they were brought as a "CHILD..." they are as American as I am and have been educated in the same environment, probably in a richer environment, but it is hard to say well educated DREAMERS will overflow the recruiting offices if they have choices. I can't say that all DREAMERS are education-driven, but I can say that those around me never speak about joining the military if the DREAM Act passed.
I am opened-minded, and I read lots of stories of US citizens who disagree with the mission and direction the WAR has taken and in many ways this problem has influenced the way we feel about DREAMERS opting for the military provision. It breaks my heart on a daily basis to hear that innocent Iraqis are also paying the consequences. Nobody is right or wrong, I respect everyones opinion, but my opinion, beliefs and values will not influences someone Else's DREAM.
I wish that ALL IMMIGRANTES be allowed a path toward citizenship...
We need COMPREHENSIVE IMMIGRATION REFORM NOW!!!