What is the status of the DREAM Act?

The Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors Act, also known as the DREAM Act, was a bill in Congress that would have granted legal status to certain undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as children and went to school here. It was introduced in 2001, but unfortunately did not pass. A recent version was submitted in July 2017; you can read the bill here.

Many politicians and organizations were recently asking our government to pass the bill before the holidays, but it doesn’t look like it happened.

So why is the DREAM Act important? It shouldn’t be a no brainer. It’s good for the economy, our security, and the entire nation. People who are interested in getting a higher education would reap the benefits, and would most certainly benefit to our country’s global economy. Read more about about the benefits of the DREAM Act from this White House blog from 2010.

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3 thoughts on “What is the status of the DREAM Act?

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  1. No, DACA isn’t good for America or actual Americans. The only question are really if it is bad for America and actual Americans and, if so, does the harm outweigh the desire to give charity to the illegals who came here as minors.

    Personally I think the harm is acceptable, but I’m unlikely to be negatively impacted by it.


    1. Thanks for your input. However, please note there is a difference between DACA and the DREAM Act. The reason they’re different is because one is a temporary solution while the other is permanent.


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