10 Ways the 2012 Presidential Election Will Affect College Students

DREAM Act

If Romney Wins: Romney is staunchly opposed to the idea of granting educational opportunities to undocumented immigrants. He says the idea invites people to cross into the country illegally. But, when it comes to undocumented immigrants serving in the military, he's said, “I respect and acknowledge that path." Romney presents a path to citizenship, no doubt—just the harder one, the one he sees as due repayment.

If Obama Wins: President Obama has urged Congress to pass the DREAM Act, going as far as to say, “I’ll sign it right away.” The act seeks to give undocumented immigrants a path to citizenship provided they attend college or serve in the military. “It's the right thing to do, period,” the President said in June. Obama’s re-election could provide millions the opportunity to pursue higher education.

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