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The DREAM Act

S. 952: Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act of 2011

Summary: A bill to authorize the cancellation of removal and adjustment of status of certain alien students who are long-term United States residents and who entered the United States as children and for other purposes. (More Info)

The DREAM Act (S. 952) was introduced in the 112th Congress, which has adjourned. It has not yet been reintroduced.

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American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) 207,542 Facebook fans 168,151 Twitter followers

The American Civil Liberties Union today welcomed the reintroduction in the Senate of the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act, a bill that promotes fair access to higher education for all high school students, regardless of immigration status. The DREAM Act, reintroduced today by Sen. Richard Durbin (D-IL) and 31 co-sponsors, came close to passage in the previous Congress, passing in the House and falling just five votes short of the 60 required to move forward in the Senate. The DREAM Act is also expected to be introduced today in the House by Reps. Howard Berman (D-CA ...

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National Education Association (NEA) 31,855 Facebook fans 69,804 Twitter followers

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National Council of La Raza (NCLR) 37,205 Facebook fans 21,765 Twitter followers

The “DREAM Act” is a commonsense measure that will allow immigrant students who were raised in the U.S. and attend college or serve in the military to earn their legal immigration status. The legislation passed in the U.S. House of Representatives last year and received a bipartisan majority vote in the U.S. Senate, but that was not enough to overcome a filibuster by opponents. Following a call made by President Obama yesterday for Congress to act, these leaders have introduced a bill that is clearly necessary from an immigration perspective, as well as from an education, economic ...

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NAFSA: Association of International Educators 11,632 Facebook fans 10,263 Twitter followers

NAFSA Executive Director and CEO Marlene M. Johnson submitted testimony in support of the DREAM Act for the June 28, 2011 Senate Judiciary Immigration Subcommittee hearing.

In her testimony she said, "We believe it is essential that our country establishes a path to legal immigration status for individuals who were brought to the United States as children. The DREAM Act will allow these young adults to become fully contributing members of society, a development that would do much to benefit families and communities across the United States."

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The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights 10,426 Facebook fans 8,659 Twitter followers

The DREAM Act would allow undocumented youth who were brought to the United States before they were 15 to obtain "conditional nonimmigrant status," provided that they complete high school or get their GED, then either serve in the military, or enroll in college, for two years. Additionally, conditional nonimmigrants must be “of good moral character,” not have committed certain crimes, and pay back taxes. After 10 years of conditional status, they are eligible to apply for legal permanent resident status.

The reintroduction of the DREAM Act comes just six months after it gained a majority in the Senate, but was ...

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American Immigration Lawyers Association 8,736 Facebook fans 4,270 Twitter followers

The DREAM Act would give thousands of young immigrants who have grown up in the United States an opportunity to pursue the American dream. The DREAM Act passed the House of Representatives last November during the lame duck session of the 111th Congress, but, while it had majority support in the Senate, that body did not produce the super-majority needed to overcome procedural hurdles.

"The hearing focused on the individuals who would be affected by this important piece of legislation. These are honor roll students, aspiring doctors, teachers, and soldiers, and the next generation of entrepreneurs in America. The DREAM ...

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First Focus Campaign for Children 769 Facebook fans 6,049 Twitter followers

We strongly support this bill that would provide undocumented students who were brought to the U.S. at a young age and meet certain requirements with an earned pathway to citizenship through completion of two years of higher education or military service.

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National Immigrant Youth Alliance (NIYA) 8,008 Facebook fans 1,821 Twitter followers

The day after President Obama delivered a speech on immigration in El Paso, Texas, the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act has been introduced with over thirty Senate co-sponsors. But less than a month ago, a group of senators nearly as large asked the president to use his discretionary power to stop the deportation of DREAM Act-eligible youth. In order to demonstrate a genuine commitment to principle over politics, the president must stop a policy which he yesterday called “cruel.”

It was no small effort to get the bill where it is today, and the National Immigrant ...

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South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT) 2,661 Facebook fans 1,642 Twitter followers

SAALT strongly supports the DREAM Act which would provide young immigrants who have grown up in the United States an opportunity to pursue their higher education goals and obtain green cards.

Specifically, the provisions of the DREAM Act would be available for the following young Americans in waiting who meet various requirements. They must have come to the U.S. before they turned 16, be under the age of 35, have lived in the U.S. for at least five years, graduated from high school or passed an equivalency exam, have "good moral character" and either attend college or enlist ...

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ONE Michigan 1,782 Facebook fans 818 Twitter followers

Today the Development, Relief, Education of Alien Minors Act (DREAM Act) was introduced in the Senate by Senator Durbin. The DREAM Act would allow undocumented students a path to citizenship if they complete 2 years of college or military service. Students would have to have arrived before the age of 16, been here for 5 consistent years, have no criminal history, and have a high school degree or GED.

The DREAM Act has been introduced for the past 5 legislative sessions. In December of 2010, it passed the House and fell only 5 votes short of passing in the senate ...

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National Immigration Law Center 3,411 Facebook fans

“Senator Durbin, Representative Berman, Representative Ros-Lehtinen, and the other members of Congress who cosponsored this legislation recognize that passing this bill cannot come quickly enough for the young men and women — and children — whom it affects. Every day, talented young people are caught in the immigration enforcement dragnet and deported. That’s why, a few weeks ago, several senators also sent a letter to President Obama urging him to use his executive authority to make deferred action available on a more systematic basis to DREAM-eligible individuals, and thus to provide these Americans-at-heart a more reliable means of avoiding being deported ...

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