As a Georgetown alumna and a high school teacher, who over the years has taught many talented, determined students without documentation, I applaud your support of the bipartisan Dream Act. I urge you to go a step further and support the Recognizing America’s Children Act. It is bipartisan legislation in the House that goes further than the Dream Act. Not only does it move the eligible date of entry from July 2007 to January 2012, thereby covering many more children, some of whom are students, but it also provides a pathway to permanent status, rather than continuing the uncertainty of periodic renewals. These students contribute to their schools and communities and would contribute so much more, if only given the chance.

Maura Patricia Masters (COL ’94)

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