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Federal DREAM Act
* The "Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act" (DREAM Act) is bipartisan legislation that has been introduced by Senators. This bill, which has consistently received bipartisan support since its first introduction in 2001, benefits talented immigrant children who have long-term residency in the U.S and who complete at least 2 years of college or military service. Under the DREAM Act, individuals would qualify for conditional permanent resident status if they:
- Came to the U.S. prior to the age of 15 (and are no older than the age of 32 in the House version and 35 in the Senate version-Senate version only);
- Have lived in the U.S. for at least five years before the passage of the bill;
- Graduate from a U.S. high school; and
- Can demonstrate "good moral character," a common immigration law term that means that the individual is not a security risk, has not committed any crimes, and is not inadmissible or removable on other grounds.
*The Federal DREAM Act was introduced to Congress several times, however it was NOT passed.
Information Retrieved from: http://www.cadreamnetwork.org/the-DREAM-Act-2011