The DREAM Act goes to the floor next week

September 15, 2010 § Leave a comment

The Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors Act, commonly known as the DREAM Act, is a bill proposed to give thousands of young immigrants, who have grown up in the United States, an opportunity to pursue the American dream.  Young people may be eligible for the DREAM Act if

  • They came to the United States as a child (15 or under);
  • They are a long-term U.S. resident (five years or more); and
  • They have graduated (or will graduate) from high school or have obtained (or will obtain) a GED.

Senator Majority Leader Harry Reid announced plans for a vote, as early as next week, on the DREAM Act as part of Department of Defense Authorization bill.

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