Lariat Letters: Legal immigrants’ children need help from law, too

I read online that the Baylor Student Senate supports the DREAM Act – a bill that would provide a path to citizenship for young people brought here illegally by their parents before the age of 15. Other criteria include: being of good character, having completed two years of university or military service and having lived in the United States for at least five years.

I brought my daughter here legally when she was 14. Since then she has graduated, with honors, from high school and university. She is mentioned in 2010’s Who’s Who Among American University and College Students, and is currently working on an OPT – a one-year program for exceptional students in which they are supposed to find an employer to sponsor them. Her employer wants to sponsor her, but the procedure is protracted and complicated.

If my daughter’s sponsorship does not come through in the next three months, she will have to go back to England.

If the word “undocumented” were removed from the DREAM Act, it would then benefit all young people brought here as children, not just the illegal ones.

My daughter, like the children of illegal aliens, has broken no law. All university and college students should support a bill that does not discriminate against young people for being here legally.

— Nina Mold
Naples, Fla.