Silicon Valley Tech Heads Back The Dream Act - Hats Off
Silicon Valley tech heads are gathering together to support a very special cause: The Dream Act.
The group, which includes Steve Jobs’ widow Laurene Powell, is banding together to try and get the Dream Act passed. The Dream Act, which would help undocumented students go to college, acquire jobs and eventually be on their way to legalization, has been dangling with no definite answer in sight.
Jeff Hawkins, inventor of the Palm Pilot had this to say:
"We have these kids who grew up here, went to school here. They’re American kids, they have no other home and essentially we’re abandoning them. They have a hard time getting an education and they have no prospects for work."
Indeed and as the work force in tech is becoming increasingly needed, positions aren’t being filled quick enough to suffice the growing market.
So far the group has raised an operating budget of $600,000 for their Educators for Fair Consideration movement.
"A lot of us were telling these students: ‘Just get through college and we’ll worry about the rest later,’" exclaimed Executive Director Katharine Gin, “Now people are trying to figure out what we can do, trying to figure out something meaningful if we can’t trust that immigration reform is going to happen.”
As a current student myself, I’d have to fully agree with this group’s intentions. Everyone should get a fair shot at getting an education and jobs, in my opinion.
So to everyone involved in this operation, my hats off to you.