Microsoft Applauds the DREAM Act


 

Posted by Fred Humphries  
Managing Director, U.S. Government Affairs 

Late last week we sent letters of support to the House and Senate sponsors of an important piece of legislation known as the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors Act.  The DREAM Act, as it is commonly known, would permit a limited number of  undocumented immigrant students to become permanent U.S. residents if they came here as children, are long-term U.S. residents, have good moral character and attend college or enlist in the military for at least two years.

The bill would enable some of the estimated 65,000 undocumented students who graduate from U.S. high schools each year to advance their education and eventually apply  their skills and knowledge to enhance U.S. productivity, wages and tax revenues.

As we wrote to the legislators, the DREAM Act reinforces and protects America’s substantial investments in the education of its youth, and ensures that America will reap the benefits of those investments.  The legislation rewards those who place high value on education, on hard work, and on service to country. 

To see a full text of the letter, click here.

 

Comments (6)

  1. Anonymous says:

    Bless your heart Fred for supporting the kids

  2. Anonymous says:

    Thanks for supporting us all for the Dream Act!!!!!

  3. Anonymous says:

    This is one of those rare instances where Metztli Information Technology, an open standards – open source software (OSS) proponent entity in the San Francisco Bay area, shares an similar perspective with MS.    The DREAM Act initiative does have the potential to provide an competitive edge to the USA at the same time that it promotes integration rather than harmful divisiveness.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Thank you for your support!    It means a lot as an undocumented student to see that there are many out there who support our cause, and understand that all we want is the opportunity to give back to the only country we've ever known as home.  

  5. Anonymous says:

    Thank you Microsoft! I am glad you have come out and officially supported a logical bill like the DREAM Act. It is much appreciated!

  6. Anonymous says:

    undocumented students who graduate from U.S. high schools each year to advance their education and eventually apply