Quick Basic Concepts of the Dream Act 2010 Status of Votes

When President Obama stepped into office, he firmly mentioned a reform on America’s immigration law.  Since then, people have been talking on the coverage of the Dream Act.

Here are the basics about the Dream Act 2010 and all you need to know about the Dream Act 2010, enumerated and summarized.

  • The main idea is to allow a specific set of immigrants to become permanent residents.
  • This mainly includes certain illegal immigrants who were bought in the United States by their parents at a young age and who have been educated in American schools.
  • This includes “undocumented individuals” who are given the opportunity to legitimize their residency on the United states.
  • The Process: (1) To enroll in higher education or the likes such as university, apprenticeship program, vocational school; or (2) to enroll in the U.S. military.
  • The person may apply for conditional residency if certain requirements are met.  (1)  the individual musat have entered the United States before turning 16 years of age; (2) must have been in the U.S. for 5 years at least, without interruption; and (3) the applicant must demonstrate ability to speak English.
  • Benefits for the conditional residents under the DREAM Act will be eligible for private loans for education funding only (and not for Pell grants).
  • Under the DREAM Act 2010, 65,000 students can become conditional residents each year.  When necessary rules and regulations under the current immigration law are complied with after the conditional residenc, they can become permanent residents.
  • DREAM Act’s purpose is to better utilize taxpayer dollars that are being used to educate illegal immigrants amongst public schools in the country.
  • Also included in the bill is a provision to eliminate the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell policy, which bans gays from openly serving in the military.  This is creating a great buzz in the voting as of the moment.

This DREAM Act is quite young and under the works now.  With this Act, illegal immigrants are given hope to legalize residency and with this Act being worked upon would give them at least the hope of legalizing their stay.  This of course will need 60 votes and the voting will soon happen.  If support this cause, there are students rallying for this across the nation and you may join them.  The DREAM Act is based upon earned legalization.  You may also find more updates about the DREAM Act 2010 status on their Facebook page which is being updated with the tiniest details.

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