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.
— #DreamActNow (@votolatino) December 27, 2017
— Senator Bob Menendez (@SenatorMenendez) December 18, 2017
I’m ready to vote on a clean #DreamActNow. So are many of my colleagues on both sides of the aisle. A majority of Americans support this bipartisan bill. So what the heck are you waiting for, @SenateMajLdr? Let’s do this RIGHT NOW.
— Elizabeth Warren (@SenWarren) December 19, 2017
We’ve built the power and the momentum to win in January – and we’ll be back in D.C. and back in district to win. So if you’re a freedom fighter that is ready to win #DreamActNow, sign up now!
— United We Dream (#DreamActNow: 478-488-8059) (@UNITEDWEDREAM) December 27, 2017
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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