It looks like the DREAM Act is on the agenda again. Each year, thousands of ambitious immigrant students who graduate from U.S. high schools are unable to pursue their dreams of going to college or serving in the U.S. military because they lack legal immigration status. This amendment would remedy this injustice by providing deserving immigrant students with a six-year path to permanent residence, provided that they complete their high school education and either pursue higher education or serve in the armed forces.
The DREAM Act will be offered by Senator Durbin (D-IL) as an amendment to the Defense Authorization bill that the Senate will consider this week! Call your Senators today and ask them to help immigrant kids achieve their dreams by supporting the DREAM Act!
If passed, the “Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act” would facilitate access to college for immigrant students in the U.S. The “DREAM Act” would also provide a path to permanent residence for ambitious immigrant youth who were brought to the U.S. as young children and who want to pursue higher education or military service, enabling them to contribute fully to our society.
I am keeping my fingers crossed and hope to see some pressure on our representatives to support this.