Dream Act

The Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act (DREAM Act) is a proposed piece of United States federal legislation. It was first proposed in 2001 by Senators Orrin Hatch and Dick Durbin. The DREAM... more +
The Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act (DREAM Act) is a proposed piece of United States federal legislation. It was first proposed in 2001 by Senators Orrin Hatch and Dick Durbin. The DREAM Act would create conditional permanent residency for some undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children and who meet certain educational or military service requirements. less -
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Senate Immigration Proposal Offers Both Exciting Options And More Regulation For Employers

Last month, the so-called “Gang of Eight” Democratic and Republican Senators released their comprehensive immigration reform bill entitled the “Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act of...more

A Really Exciting Time for Immigration

Friends, This has been an exciting week. Last Tuesday President Obama traveled to Nevada to redouble our Administration’s efforts to work with Congress on commonsense reform to fix our broken immigration system so...more

Workplace Policy Institute: Immigration Reform in 2013 - What U.S. Employers Can Expect

For the past decade, lawmakers have discussed immigration reform, but changes to U.S. immigration laws have been minimal. During the 2012 election campaign President Obama pledged to place immigration reform at the top of his...more

Post-Election Immigration Reform

President Obama mentioned comprehensive immigration reform as a priority in his acceptance speech. The President has pledged to act quickly on the issue of reform, with the expectation that “…we get [an immigration] bill...more

Legislation of Interest to Higher Education Institutions: Financial Aid | Tuition | Residency

AB 131 signed into law October 2011, and allows students who meet AB 540 criteria to apply for and receive state-funded financial aid such as institutional grants, community college fee waivers, Cal Grant and Chafee Grant....more

Immigration Legislation in 2013

The recent Presidential election stressed the importance of the minority community, especially the Latino voters, in influencing the outcome of the election. The Latino community comprises approximately 10 percent of the...more

What Could Immigration Reform Look Like? Some Likely Immigration Reform Proposals and The Impact of These Proposals To Employers...

Up until recently many thought that Immigration reform was dead, but the 2012 election changed all of this. Now, for the first time in years, both Democratic and Republican legislators are talking about Immigration reform as...more

Dream Act Might Be a Nightmare for Employers

On August 15, 2012, the Immigration Service began accepting applications for deferred action from certain individuals under 31 years of age who arrived in the United States more than five years ago as children under the age...more

“Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals” Initiative Effective as of August 15, 2012

The initiative to defer the deportation of eligible young persons without lawful immigration status was officially implemented on August 15, 2012, when the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) began accepting...more

Implementing the President’s DREAM Act-Inspired Executive Order

Official Application Instructions from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services The Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act (the “DREAM Act”) was first introduced to Congress in August 2001. The...more

Deferred Action Program Now Implemented by Homeland Security

Today, the Obama administration is implementing a new Deferred Action Program that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will administer. This program, which operates as a form of prosecutorial discretion, offers young...more

Executive order: Dream Act or nightmare?

My article discusses the ramifications of President Obama's recent Executive Order allowing certain undocumented immigrants, who would have qualified for the Dream Act, which Congress has refused to pass for several years, to...more

IT'S NOT EXACTLY DREAM ACT. THE PROVISIONS ARE CORNERSTONE OF WHAT DREAM ACT WAS - DAVID H. NACHMAN, ESQ.

“About a year ago, John Morton, who is in charge of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Division of the Department of Homeland Security, passed through what was called the Prosecutorial Discretion Memorandum. It...more

“Deferred Action” Offers Hope to Young Immigrants

Pursuant to executive order signed by President Obama, the Department of Homeland Security has announced this week that it will defer any administrative action or deportation proceedings against certain eligible immigrants...more

Not Quite the DREAM Act for Military DREAMers

On Friday, June 15, 2012, Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano issued a Memorandum stating that DHS would shortly grant a temporary immigration status called “deferred action” to certain young people who were...more

DHS Announces DREAM Act Alternative

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano announced today that certain qualified foreign nationals without immigration status who were brought to the United States as children, and meet other specific...more

DREAM ACT UPDATE: OBAMA ADMINISTRATION & DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY ANNOUNCE DEFERRED ACTION FOR CERTAIN UNDOCUMENTED...

While Congress has yet to pass the DREAM Act benefiting young, undocumented students and young adults who were brought to the United States at an early age, on Friday, June 15th, the Obama Administration and the U.S....more

AMERICAN DREAM ACT

Congressman Howard Berman (for himself, Mr. Lincoln Diaz-Balart of Florida, Ms. Roybal-Allard, and Ms. Ros-Lehtinen) introduced the “American Dream Act” (Bill H.R.1275) on March 1, 2007 in the House of Representatives to...more

Immigration in 2011- That’s a wrap! Immigration hopes for 2012?

A look back at immigration law in 2011 and a review of some positive changes that may occur in 2012. ...more

The Illinois DREAM Act

On August 1, 2011, the Governor signed the Illinois DREAM Act into law. This law does not affect the immigration status of students as discussed in the proposed federal DREAM legislation; however, it provides students who...more

Illinois Legislature Passes Its Own DREAM Act

Illinois Passes Its Own DREAM Act The Illinois Senate and House have passed legislation that would establish a volunteer state commission that would generate reliable information about schooling options for undocumented...more

Lights Out for the DREAM Act in 2010

The Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors Act (the “DREAM Act”) fell five votes short of the necessary 60 votes for obtaining consideration on the Senate floor on Friday (Dec. 17th) bringing down the curtain on...more

Requirements for Eligibilty for Legal Status under The DREAM Act 12/08/2010

Ms. Chavin introduces the DREAM Act in its fifth version, as presented by the Senate S 3992 and House HR 5281 today, 12/08/2010. This article summarizes the conditions for eligibility for the legal status proposed by the...more

Summary of The Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2010 Relating to Employers

On September 30, 2010, Senator Robert Menendez of New Jersey and Senator Patrick Leahy of Vermont introduced the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2010 (CIRA). It differs somewhat from the Bill introduced by...more

Economic Opportunities of the DREAM Act

According to a recent report by the Immigration Policy Center, there are roughly 2.1 million college-aged, undocumented immigrants in the U.S. who could benefit from the pathways to citizenship offered by the Development,...more

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