The Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act is a bipartisan legislation that addresses the situation faced by young people who were brought to the United States years ago as undocumented immigrant children and who have since grown up here, stayed in school, and kept out of trouble (National Immigration Law Center, 2009). It was first introduced in 2003 under the 107th Congress. It has been on hold and remained that way in the House and Senate Committee until recently. Both bills would have repealed the federal Provision and allow immigration relief to undocumented immigrants who have good moral character, came here at or before they turned 15 and have been here for at least 5 years before the bill’s enactment. Also, they will qualify for conditional permanent resident status upon acceptance to college upon graduation from a U.S. high school or being awarded a GED.
According to a report made by the National Immigration Law Center (NILC) there are 65,000 undocumented students who graduate high schools all across the United States every year. What will we do with them? The prevention of the Dream Act is an issue because America is worse off when people are uneducated. Non-Citizen students will not gain an education. The country's Economy and Literacy status will decline. It leaves more people uneducated which could lead to higher crime rate. This paper we will discuss the definition of the dream act and what it is exactly. We will also go into detail of the myths and facts related to the Dream Act. These students who were brought here without their consent when they were children aspire to become great things such as doctors, lawyers, teachers, soldiers, athletes, and much more. The DREAM Act will enable undocumented students to pursue a college education and the career of their dreams.
The DREAM Act only applies to undocumented students and not to individuals who where adults when they came here. This bipartisan legislation is