“THE DREAM ACT”
Also known for its legal term: “The Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act.” This act basically gives an opportunity to undocumented alien students to keep their educational progress. According to “Bill Summary and Status,” a summary of the DREAM ACT published online by the Library of Congress declares that to qualify for the benefits of the bill the beneficiaries must “Not have entered the United States on a non-immigrant Visa. Have proof of having arrived in the United States before age 16. Have proof of residence in the United States for at least five consecutive years since their date of arrival. If male he must had registered with the Selective Service. The beneficiaries must be between the ages of 12 and 35 at the time of bill enactment. Have graduated from an American high school, obtained a GED, or been admitted to an institution of higher education and also be a citizen of good moral character.” If the beneficiaries meet all the requirements, the benefits of the bill are “a temporal residency for six years, in which years the beneficiary may continue with his or her education in an U.S. if they are already admitted and also opens a path for their legal residency and furthermore their citizenship. According to “Bill Summary and Status” a summary of the DREAM ACT published online by the Library of Congress “This bill was presented to the senate on AUGUST/ 01/2001 by democrat Senator from Illinois Dick Durbin and the republican Senator of Utah Orrin Hatch.” Data recollected by the New York Times states that “As of November 2013, 15 states have their own versions of the DREAM Act, which dealed with tuition prices and financial aid for state universities. These states are Texas, California, Illinois, Utah, Nebraska, Kansas, New Mexico, New Jersey, New York, Washington, Wisconsin, Massachusetts, Maryland, Minnesota, and Oregon”, according to Michael Olivas’s declaration of this research to the New York Times “Arizona,...
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