The Dreamers have reminded us what being an American and living the American Dream is all about. They did so by freeing themselves of the fear of being undocumented and then freeing us to consider anew what defines us as a people.
No longer can we let our brightest minds languish and the work of our K-12 educators go the waste. We have the power to write the next chapter in this country's history. Let's give every child that calls our nation home a path to college.
The undocumented students I know are motivated and want to better themselves and their communities, so why should they struggle because of immigration status -- because they weren't lucky enough to be born in the U.S.?
Tom Tancredo, a former Republican Congressman from Colorado, has placed ads in Metro State University's newspaper seeking plaintiffs for a lawsuit seeking damages from the University's decision to offer undocumented students a reduced tuition rate.
I lie whenever I stand in front of my seventh graders, and say: "Work hard and you can go to college anywhere you want and be anything you want to be." The truth is that their education, their career, their life will be influenced by immigration status.
The truth is almost all in Washington, and Americans in general, realize these kids were going nowhere, that it would have been impossible to deport hundreds of thousands of them, and that such actions would have been inhuman and indecent.