Dream Act Might be Reality

Members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives have introduced into their respective chambers of Congress the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors Act, commonly known as the DREAM Act. The legislation would give up to 65,000 now undocumented young immigrants, who have grown up in the United States an opportunity to pursue the American dream. They must have come to the U.S. before they turned 16, be under the age of 30, 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 in the military for two years. Over the past decade or so, this act has been introduced in Congress only to be defeated. With anti-immigrant tide turning (but for the recession) there is a possibility that this year the result will be different.